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Redondo Beach Gym to Reopen With Pods for Clients to Exercise Inside



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When a Redondo Beach gym reopens to clients Monday, it will look very different.
Those walking into Inspire South Bay Fitness on Artesia Boulevard will be told to sanitize their hands, have their temperature taken, asked to sign a waiver and then assigned into a pod, each with its own dumbbells and other equipment inside.
The pods took three days to build using shower curtains and pipes — a lower-cost alternative to installing plexiglass dividers, the gym’s owner Peet Sapsin said.
Gyms and fitness centers have been shuttered for months as the state grappled with the spread of the coronavirus.
“It’s been really tough, we weren’t sure if we were gonna [be] able to reopen again,” Sapsin said. “But because now that we’ve come up with this solution, it’s a lot more affordable and, now, we can reopen back up a little more safer and healthier for our clients.”
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