For Small Gyms, Handling the Pandemic Meant Expanding

From on-demand video libraries to rooftop classes, boutique workout spots broadened beyond their tight spaces.

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Businesses Offer Perks to Vaccinated Customers

Tossing their masks, jumping on side-by-side treadmills, sharing peanuts next to fellow sports fans, the vaccinated find special freedoms await.

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It’s Time to Sweat It Out and Get Pumped With Alison Bechdel

In her new graphic memoir, “The Secret to Superhuman Strength,” Bechdel turns to her relationship to exercise and a lifelong interest in what connects mind and body.

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Is It Safe to Go Back to Indoor Group Exercise Class at the Gym?

Indoor fitness classes, which often result in heavy breathing in poorly ventilated rooms, can be risky. Here’s a guide to help you decide if your gym is doing enough to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

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CDC Traces Covid-19 Outbreaks in Gyms, Urging Stricter Precautions

Coronavirus cases at fitness centers in Chicago and Honolulu were linked to carelessness about masks and symptoms, federal health officials found.

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What Was the Vertical Club?

As we listlessly hoist our home dumbbells, let’s take a deep breath and reflect on a lost epicenter of New York City fitness culture.

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Forget About a Gym. These People Pay Thousands for Personalized Workouts.

“I’m in for $31,000 a year,” a fashion consultant says. That covers a trainer, a nutritionist, an age management doctor and “tons of supplements.”

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Confessions of a Virtual Reality Gym Rat

The workouts are real, even if the impossibly beautiful scenery is not.

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A Gym Is Where You Work Out. Everything Else Is Optional.

Forced to close its physical location because of the pandemic, a Long Island gym has adapted to its members’ settings and abilities, creating an entirely new type of fitness community.

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‘Because She’s a Girl’: Lockdown Exposes Gender Gap in U.K. Sports

Inequalities are especially pronounced in English youth soccer, where only a handful of clubs have kept training open for future female professionals, while boys at the same level play on.

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English Gyms Find Themselves on the Front Lines of Lockdown Revolt

Despite police raids and the threat of heavy fines, some health clubs have stayed open in an act of defiance against a coronavirus lockdown.

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Relieved to Be Back at the Gym, but Is It Safe?

City gyms were allowed to reopen on Sept. 2, but lingering concerns about indoor workouts mean many may not endure.

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‘We Are Not Going to Lie Down’: A Coronavirus Revolt in England

How a Liverpool gym led a local rebellion against the government’s inscrutable rules.

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Peloton Recalls Pedals on Thousands of Bikes After Reports of Injury

About 27,000 bikes were affected by the recall, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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In Former Taliban Stronghold, Defiant Women Hit the Gym

A women’s health club in Kandahar challenges conservative Afghan traditions that vilify exercise for women. Many work out secretly.

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What I Learned From My Instagram Crush

Can anything good come from obsessing over a South Korean bodybuilder on social media?

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After 5 Months, N.Y.C. Gyms Reopen. Here’s What to Expect.

Expect less crowds, but no group activities like spin classes or yoga.

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N.Y. Gyms Can Reopen Under These New Rules

The governor’s announcement that health clubs could reopen came with several caveats, including that facilities would be limited to a third of their capacity.

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An Upended Fitness Industry Sweats Over Black Lives Matter

Instructor walkouts and motivational messages in a predominantly white industry decimated by the coronavirus.

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With the Coronavirus Pandemic, Republicans Are Flunking Microbe Economics

Getting other people sick isn’t an “individual choice.”

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In Norway, Gymgoers Avoid Infections as Virus Recedes

In an unusual experiment, researchers found no coronavirus infections among thousands of people allowed to return to their gyms.

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CrossFit Founder Steps Down Amid Black Lives Matter Furor

Greg Glassman, who started a fitness movement that’s grown for decades, spun CrossFit into a disaster in just days.

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CrossFit Gyms Meets Black Lives Matter

CrossFit inspires extreme devotion. Now it’s repelling sponsors and gym affiliates and alienating its community.

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New York’s Kettlebell Shortage Makes Home Workouts a Challenge

After fitness enthusiasts were forced to reimagine how they could keep in shape, demand led to a shortage of workout equipment.

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How to Reopen Building Gyms and Pools?

Landlords and building managers are working out the logistics of inviting residents back into amenity spaces safely.

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What’s the Future of Group Exercise Classes?

In February and March, 112 people were infected with the Covid-19 virus in South Korea because of Zumba classes.

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How SoulCycle Got Stuck Spinning Its Wheels

It was the gold standard of indoor-cycling classes. Then everybody went home.

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