CLEVELAND — The first of the year is usually when many gyms and fitness centers record a spike in new memberships. Oftentimes New Year’s resolutions involve more exercise or people looking to drop a few pounds. But, that surge of people rushing to the gym to get fit isn’t happening in 2021.
Instead, gym owners are dealing with lower attendance rates because of the pandemic. COVID-19 cases nationwide are keeping people at home and managing their physical fitness there.
“It’s been so stressful for people and it’s really wearing people down,” said Linda McVey, the executive director of health initiatives,