Las Vegas gym members work out to protest reopening delays
A Las Vegas gym held a protest with its gym members, calling out the state's social distancing orders.
no signs, no megaphones. Just squats these air, just regular people trying to stay healthy and and do that through exercise. And it's a peaceful, nonconfrontational type. Protest. Monica Coghlan, her son, Chad, owned CrossFit Apollo in the Northwest Valley. Like most small businesses, they're struggling. Chad told me they've lost at least $60,000 in her in debt to their landlord. We need people to realize that this is a reality that's crushing families, crushing our family. And it's tough. Nevada is under phase one. That means Jim's air not allowed to reopen yet. But Chatham Monica plan to reopen anyways. By opening our doors, we can keep people safe, and we can also keep our Jim alive. They told me their workout classes would be safer than this. Each person will be in their own square. All equipment and floors will be clean between classes, and kids won't be allowed back yet. Dozens of members and friends laced up to show their support Monday night. The workout was quick, but some people told me they hope it leaves an impression. I want to support them because they've always supported me. I'm a mom, five kids home all the time. It's a toll mentally, Teoh not get out very much. And so coming here, talking to friends, working out really helped me with my mental health issues. Mayor Pro TEM Michelle Fiori was there to make sure nobody gets arrested. This is, her warned. Do they risk going to jail because they've got to feed their kids? Last week, Chad and Monica held a staff meeting to talk about reopening. They said Metro police showed up to officers, walked in and, uh, began to threaten us with our business license. With jail time, I'm working with Metro as well to make sure that our businesses air handled a little bit more delicately. Chad and Monica are working with their attorney to figure out a reopening date this week. We are not afraid of repercussions. We didn't want this fight. We didn't ask for it. Um, it literally walked through our door