Planet Fitness Will Require Masks for All August 1
Masks....again. This past Saturday, the Minnesota mask mandate went into affect. The Wednesday before that, St. Cloud added a mask mandate. But both of those didn't require you to wear a mask if you were doing some sort of strenuous exercise. That basically meant that you would need to wear a mask into the gym, walking out of the gym and theoretically while you were doing any sort of work out other than a cardio workout since that is "strenuous".
Now, Planet Fitness has added their own mask mandate. All members will be required to wear a mask the entire time they are working out at the gym. This could be easier for some than others. I have seen comments that people say they cannot breathe well while wearing a mask and working out. Others say that they had no problem with it, and they have asthma and are claustrophobic. So, I guess it really is an individual issue. Me, personally, I would think it would be tough to workout doing any sort of cardio exercise while wearing a mask. But I could be wrong. Honestly, I haven't tried that yet.
As a member of Planet Fitness, I am going to try it out and see. Luckily, it's summer, and the chance to work out outside doing a cardio exercise is an option. That is, as long as it's not extremely hot and humid out. So I might be doing the weight training at the gym and cardio outside... we will see. I'm willing to try and see how difficult it is.
I guess this is the world we are living in right now.