HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) – Gyms and workout facilities can technically reopen under the city’s new emergency order.
But only for exercise outdoors.
And under the city’s new tiered framework of COVID-19 restrictions, even when gyms are able to reopen for exercise indoors they’ll continue to face capacity limitations.
That’s causing many gym owners to cry foul.
Charles Kipilii Jr., owner of Hawaii Elite MMA and Fitness, says many local gyms are going into debt and facing permanent closure.
He strongly disagrees with what the mayor has in place.
“It’s going to be hard for them to go out and look at every business because I know every business owner has a unique business, but I believe that some businesses probably can open,” he said.