Even though we are in Phase 2 of Governor Abbott’s Strike Force to Open Texas I am still skeptic about going outside to enjoy the amenities especially like going to the gym as much as I need to get back into shape.

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However, if you are thinking about reactivating your gym membership you might want to think twice about that intense class after a report from the CDC show that a large amount of people from Cheonan, South Korea caught COVID-19 after taking a fitness dance class at the start of the pandemic.

The incident dates back to February 15th and among the 27 fitness instructors who participated, eight have tested positive for COVID-19.

One of the infected also taught yoga, and Pilates, thankfully none of the students were infected.

People on treadmills in gym

The author of the study also mentioned the moist, warm atmosphere in a sports facility coupled with turbulent air flow generated by intense, physical exercise can cause transmission of isolated droplets.

For that reason alone I am opting out of going to the gym and stick to my regular workouts at home.

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