A new Jersey fitness center is set to open its doors on Monday, according to a new report. Interested members gathered outside for hours at a time – despite Bill Murphy’s lodging orders.
Adelis Gym in Belmar was forced to close in March amid a corona virus crisis – but announced plans to reopen in videos posted on Facebook last week.
“We reject the paradigm of essential and non-essential businesses,” co-owner Ian Smith Said in a video. “All businesses and public places should be open when taking proper precautions to protect ourselves and those around us.
Smith says the forced closure is a “power grab” that violates the constitutional rights of citizens.
About a dozen early birds were shown in Jim’s parking lot just hours before the official opening at 8am, KYW-TV reports.
However, the owners Released a list of security protocols Gym goers must follow.
The facility is only open to existing members and will operate at 20 percent capacity. The temperature is taken to the threshold and redirected to anyone who is 100.4 degrees or above.
Members should wear masks if they are not in the middle of lifting weights.
The owners asked for a big favor in the parking lot Monday morning.
But the decision to reopen, co-owner Frank Trumpetti, is more than just an Atlas gym Said in another video.
“We are proposing to reopen not only our business, but our state in an organized peaceful manner,” he said. “We believe that if we don’t do this, eventually, we will have zero rights and can’t say what’s going on.”
Meanwhile, in a statement last week, The The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office warned Anyone who supports a business in violation of an executive order could face the charge of disorderly persons, which could result in a $ 1,000 fine and up to six months in jail.
The local station said Murphy was aware of the gym during a press conference last week.
“They are not compliant and it will not be tolerated,” the governor said.