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LI Gym Owner Believes Gyms Should Reopen Under Phase 4

BOHEMIA, NY — A Bohemia gym owner says he should be allowed to open his business after Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that gyms may not open in phase 4 recently. On Monday, Cuomo announced that western New York will begin the fourth phase of reopening businesses this week, but Long Island remains in phase 3 since last week.

Under phase 3, indoor restaurant service, nail salons and massage therapists could resume under health guidelines. There is still no word on when Long Island will enter phase 4.

Tristan Phillips, the owner of Primal Revival, says that when he learned that gyms were not going to reopen under phase 4, he was disappointed and frustrated.

“This whole situation has been hard on everyone,” he told Patch. “It has been an unprecedented situation, and I can’t imagine what it must have been like to have to make such large decisions with such

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I Tried the Tempo Studio, an At-Home Fitness System That Turns My Dining Room Into a Gym

Photo credit: Tempo Studio
Photo credit: Tempo Studio

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There are a lot of cool things out there that make us wonder — do they really work? In our I Tried It series, we set out to use them in the real world and have determined that, in fact, they really do.

On Trial: Tempo Studio at-home fitness system

The Tester: Brandon Carte, former frequent gym-goer who has been stuck in a workout rut.

The Brief: The pandemic caused nationwide gym closures and equipment shortages, and it also snatched my drive to stay in shape. To help reignite my fitness journey, I tried the Tempo Studio, a new home fitness system that combines weightlifting, high-intensity interval training, and mobility classes.

Over the last 2.5 years, I’ve maintained a consistent routine of weightlifting at the gym and eating a high-protein diet to gain muscle mass. But when my gym

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This wheelchair user with cerebral palsy just qualified as a gym instructor and says there are no barriers to fitness

Jay Moir is a fitness instructor with cerebral palsy.
Jay Moir is a fitness instructor with cerebral palsy.

Jay Moir

  • Jay Moir is a 20-year-old fitness instructor based in Aberdeen, Scotland.

  • He is also a wheelchair user with cerebral palsy, but won’t let that be a barrier to achieving his goals.

  • Moir struggled with his mental health as a teenager, dropping out of school and gaining weight, but said fitness “gave him his life back,” and he also lost 70 pounds.

  • He trains six days a week and told Insider that able-bodied people in the gym often underestimate his strength.

  • “In the gym, I feel strong and powerful but most importantly, happy!” he said.

  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

The fitness industry can be very intimidating.

Whether it’s the weights room of a gym, a trendy spin studio, or even a Zoom workout class, many workout environments can put people off, which stops them from getting active.

One

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A deaf fitness influencer says dark rooms, loud music, and Instagram Lives are ‘major barriers’ to gym class accessibility

India Morse is a deaf fitness instructor.
India Morse is a deaf fitness instructor.

India Morse

  • India Morse is a fitness instructor and influencer who was born deaf.

  • She spoke to Insider about the ways the fitness industry isn’t accessible enough for the deaf community.

  • For example, boutique studios are often too dark and Instagram Live workouts are impossible to follow without captions.

  • These barriers led Morse to create her own coaching platform, complete with subtitles and voiceovers on all videos.

  • “Put in your earplugs and see how you get on — then you’ll know how to make it more accessible!” she said.

  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Take a glance at India Morse’s Instagram feed and you’d be forgiven for thinking she was just another fitness influencer posting workouts, healthy recipes, and the odd mirror selfie. 

But look a little more closely and you’ll learn that Morse, whose handle is @youleanmeup, has a mission greater

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Don’t have a Peloton budget? No sweat. You can still get a workout without hitting the gym

You don’t have to have a Peloton lifestyle or big budget to afford virtual fitness training. Here are 10 ways to use your smartphone to get a great workout.

Gyms might be starting to open back up across the country, but that doesn’t mean people are ready to dive back into them yet. Even though most facilities will have new cleaning protocols in place, gyms tend to be germy. In a study published earlier this year, researchers found drug-resistant bacteria, flu virus, and other pathogens, on a quarter of the surfaces they tested. 

If exercising in an enclosed space where people sweat, breathe hard, and share equipment with strangers isn’t your cup of Kombucha right about now, look no further than your own smartphone for an array of alternatives. Here are 10 of the best ways to get a great workout from your phone, tablet, or laptop – no matter

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