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  • Defiant NJ Gym Has Bank Account Wiped by Democratic Governor

    01/15/2021 6:27:58 AM PST · by george76 · 66 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jan 15, 2021 | Leah BarkoukisLeah Barkoukis
    Atilis Gym co-owner Ian Smith has made a name for himself for standing up to New Jersey’s COVID-19 restrictions on businesses, despite Governor Phil Murphy’s repeated attempts to shut him down through citations, fines, arrests, having their business license stripped, and their doors locked and barricaded. This week, Murphy escalated the fight. “As of this morning, without warning, and without permission, and in the middle of litigation, Governor Murphy took it upon himself to empty our bank account entirely, to the tune of $165,000,” explained Smith on a video posted to social media. He said it still wouldn’t stop him....
  • Man brings gun to enforce face mask compliance in gym before manager tackles him (Minnesota,eh.)

    01/05/2021 8:15:57 AM PST · by dynachrome · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1-5-21 | Emma Colton, Social Media Manager
    A Minnesota man was arrested after he allegedly pulled out a gun in a gym because members were not wearing masks while they worked out. Michael Florhaug, 64, reportedly went to an LA Fitness on Dec. 31 in Maplewood to monitor whether gym members were wearing face masks. He is not a member of the gym. He reportedly spoke to an employee at the front desk to alert them that members were not complying with mask mandates and spoke in an "aggressive and angry" tone. A manager then spoke with the man and said the gym does not employ enough...
  • New York State Court Hands Defiant Gym Owner a Huge Win Over Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Restrictions

    12/24/2020 8:29:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Western Journal ^ | 12/24/2020 | Jack Davis
    Santa came a bit early for Western New York gym owner Robbie Dinero in the form of a preliminary injunction from a state judge that allows him to reopen his gym at full capacity. The oral ruling Wednesday by State Supreme Court Judge Judge Paul B. Wojtaszek said the state’s order closing gyms was arbitrary and capricious, attorney Paul Cambria said, WGRZ-TV reported. Dinero’s Athletes Unleashed gym, located in the Buffalo suburb of Orchard Park, will now be able to open at 100 percent capacity. “It was unsupported by anything the state submitted,” Cambria said, according to WBEN-AM. “Would it...
  • NJ gym famed for defying COVID-19 lockdown orders fined more than $1.2 million

    12/14/2020 6:03:36 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    nypost ^ | 12/14/2020 | Lee Brown
    The owners of a New Jersey gym who famously defied orders to close the fitness center during the coronavirus pandemic have now been hit with more than $1.2 million in fines — but are staying open as a “f–k” you to Gov. Phil Murphy. The Atilis Gym in Bellmawr became an anti-lockdown posterchild in May after it repeatedly refused to adhere to the Garden State’s orders to close.
  • WATCH - NY Gym Owner Rips Up $15,000 Lockdown Fine on Live TV: “We Will Not Comply”

    11/28/2020 6:18:07 PM PST · by rustyweiss74 · 30 replies
    MenRec ^ | 11/28/20 | Staff
    Robby Dinero, the owner of Athletes Unleashed gym located in Orchard Park, New York, tore up a $15,000 fine from the Erie County Health Department during a live Fox News interview. Dinero got hit with the extraordinarily hefty fine following a confrontation in which roughly 50 business owners attending a meeting inside the gym refused to allow a pair of sheriffs and a health inspector entry to the building without a warrant. “They picked a fight with a Marine and a whole bunch of patriots,” the gym owner said in a separate interview with WBEN, before pointing out that “The...
  • Fitness chains reopening NC gyms Tuesday (Despite Mandate)

    09/01/2020 6:37:18 AM PDT · by CodeJockey · 10 replies
    WRAL News ^ | 8/30/20 | Sloane Heffernan and Nia Harden
    Several gym chains plan to reopen their doors in North Carolina on Tuesday, ahead of a possible announcement from Gov. Roy Cooper allowing a range of exercise facilities statewide to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic. For now, Cooper's order that gyms remain closed to limit the spread of the virus remains in effect, but Crunch Fitness and Planet Fitness both announced over the weekend that they are using a medical exception outlined in the executive order that allows gyms to serve members who have a medical need to exercise. O2 Fitness and Orangetheory Fitness said Monday that they also will...
  • New Jersey gym owners squaring off with Gov. Murphy kick down the barricades at entrance

    08/01/2020 11:35:47 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 01 2020 | Sam Dorman
    The owners of Atilis gym in New Jersey reopened on Saturday by kicking down the wooden barricades authorities used to block their entrance amid coronavirus restrictions. Co-owner Ian Smith posted a video of himself and his business partner, Frank Trumbetti, kicking the barriers and entering as a crowd cheers their decision. The dramatic display indicated that the months-long standoff between Gov. Phil Murphy and the gym owners wasn't finished. Smith's caption contained a defiant message for New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy: "You will not trample one [sic] our rights and you will not destroy our lives. We will not back...
  • ‘I’m Not Afraid Of Tyrants’: New Jersey Gym Owner Arrested After Disobeying Lockdown Order

    07/29/2020 7:22:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Tathasta ^ | 7/28/- 2020 | News Kick
    Their arrest is the latest event in their months-long standoff with Democrat New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, whose lingering lockdown order has shuttered non-essential businesses for more than four months. Speaking with Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Monday, Smith remained defiant despite his arrest. ... Tyrant Governor Murphy has owners of Atilis Gym arrested while encouraging riots in the streets. That’s expected. Cops complying with these orders is what gets me. I’m done taking up for weak ass cops violating their constitutional oath ... murderers are walking free in New Jersey despite the sheriff’s vigilance to board up Smith’s...
  • NJ gym owners arrested after repeatedly ignoring COVID-19 lockdown orders

    07/27/2020 10:13:55 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 27, 2020 | 11:45am | Updated | Craig McCarthy
    Two New Jersey gyms owners who have repeatedly reopened in defiance of the state’s coronavirus lockdown have been arrested, police said Monday. Atilis Gym owners in Bellmawr— Ian Smith, 33, of Delanco Township, and Frank Trumbetti, 51, of Williamstown — were charged with contempt and violation of a disaster control act, according to the Camden Couty Prosecutor’s Office. The two owners have continually railed against Gov. Phil Murphy’s executive order amid the pandemic COVID-19 and even sued lawmakers claiming their constitutional rights were violated when they were forced to close their South Jersey gym.
  • 24 Hour Fitness files for bankruptcy and closes 100 gyms (Reorg)

    06/15/2020 8:35:06 AM PDT · by vespa300 · 9 replies
    CNN Business ^ | June 15, 2020 | Jordan Valinsky
    24 Hour Fitness said Monday in its Chapter 11 filing that it has secured $250 million in funding to help reopen some of its clubs and expects a majority of locations to be open by the end of June. However, it's emerging as a smaller chain: It permanently closed 100 US locations in 14 states with roughly 300 clubs remaining.
  • Man loses office lease after viral video shows him calling police on black entrepreneurs using building's gym

    05/28/2020 7:16:46 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 93 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 28 May 2020 | J. Edward Moreno
    A white Minneapolis venture capitalist's office lease was terminated after a viral video showed him questioning black entrepreneurs using the gym in a building of which they were all tenants...
  • PA SP cite Lehigh Valley gym owner who reopened in defiance of Gov. Wolf’s coronavirus closure

    05/26/2020 2:36:08 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 13 replies
    The owner of a Lehigh County gym who opened Sunday in defiance of the shutdown of non-life-sustaining businesses received two summary citations, making it the first Lehigh Valley business cited during the coronavirus pandemic. Ed G. Frack opened his gym, SuperSets in Hanover Township, and encouraged other struggling small-business owners and anyone who supported them to join him outside the gym.
  • MY BUSINESS WAS RAIDED BY THE POLICE

    05/22/2020 2:41:30 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    Youtube ^ | 05/19/20
    This is a sad video.  Nick is a combat vet who loves America.  He served 12 years in the Marine Corps Recon, in combat in Afghanistan, etc..  Now he just wants to raise his family, run his business (a gym) and hopefully one retire.  Although like many of people he is waking up to a fundamentally changed America.https://youtu.be/nOseD1OVrb4 
  • ROGUE NJ GYM SABOTAGED! Sewer Backed Up with Paper Towels Even Though Facility Has No Paper Towels!

    05/21/2020 7:39:46 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    Youtube ^ | 05/21/20 | Jim Hoft
    ROGUE NEW JERSEY GYM SABOTAGED! Sewer Backed Up with Paper Towels Even Though Facility Has No Paper Towels - State Shuts Down Business! https://youtu.be/0kmgf5Xx-1k  
  • N.J. gym owner defying shutdown order faces backlash over fatal drunk driving crash (How the Left Plays)

    05/20/2020 1:07:41 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 22 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 5/20/2020 | Rebecca Everett
    The New Jersey man who has gotten national attention for opening his Bellmawr gym in defiance of the state’s shutdown orders is now facing some backlash after word circulated online that he also broke the law 13 years ago in an incident that cost a young man his life. Ian A. Smith was a 20-year-old Stockton University student in 2007 when he drank 10 to 12 beers and in the morning ran a stop sign, killing Kevin Ade, 19, of Galloway Township, according to 6ABC reports at the time. He pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter and was sentenced to five...
  • Local gyms eager to reopen, taking extra steps to sanitize...

    04/19/2020 12:24:57 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 27 replies
    WBRC Fox 6 ^ | April 17, 2020 | Christina Chambers
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Good news for gym owners, according to new state and federal recommendations, if the government signs off, gyms can open back up May 1st, as long as members social distance. Fitness 4U 24/7 in Hoover says as a small business, they can’t wait to get back up and running, but reassures members they are preparing to do so safely. When gyms are allowed to reopen, the state recommends individuals stay six feet apart when working out. “If someone is on the treadmill or elliptical, don’t get on one right beside them,” said William Blake, owner of...
  • Still paying for your gym membership during COVID-19? Here’s what you can do to freeze it...

    04/02/2020 1:07:48 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 13 replies
    KXAN News ^ | March 26, 2020 | Arezow Doost
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — “Please help!” KXAN has heard frustrated pleas from gym members running into problems trying to cancel memberships. “Gold’s Gym is still charging people for gym memberships and the only way you can cancel is to send a certified letter where no one is working,” writes a KXAN News viewer. “When you don’t have a job because of this pandemic every dollar counts!” Another viewer tells KXAN, “Members must go to a location in person to cancel or suspend membership. Very unethical in time of crisis.” The state ordered all gyms and fitness centers to close because of...
  • Man told to remove his Trump shirt at gym because it made other people ‘uncomfortable’

    01/23/2019 3:34:02 PM PST · by lowbridge · 158 replies
    westernmassnews.com ^ | January 23, 2019
    A man says he was asked not to wear a shirt supporting President Trump at a gym that he attends in Troy, Mo. Staff Sgt. Jake Talbot says he has worn the shirt to CDY Fitness in Troy many times before but on Sunday, he says the owner asked him not to wear the shirt again, saying the shirt was offensive to her and others. “I was just puzzled there for a second. She said that it was racist and represents racism and that’s when I when I was like ‘oh, you’re done," said Talbot. Talbot says he finished his...
  • 85-Year-Old Beats Cancer, Finishes Fifth Marathon—and Cross-Trains With Some Zumba

    12/10/2018 8:03:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Runner's World ^ | December 9, 2018 | McGee Nall
    Moon Fahel from San Antonio, Texas, had just gotten home from a martial arts class that he’s been taking for the last 15 years when he answered the phone call from Runner’s World. It wasn’t an anomaly—he stays busy with other classes during rest of the week, too: kickboxing, Zumba, athletic dancing, and BODYPUMP, among others. Plus, he just ran his fifth marathon this past Sunday at the San Antonio Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon. Oh, and he’s 85 years of age. (The word “old” doesn’t have a place in his vocabulary.) “I don’t know what old is,” Fahel said. “If...
  • Ohio University considers minorities-only gym: report

    11/08/2018 10:53:41 PM PST · by conservative98 · 43 replies
    THE COLLEGE FIX ^ | •NOVEMBER 8, 2018 | GRAHAM PIRO - STAFF REPORTER
    Editor’s note: After this article was published and was linked on the Drudge Report, Ohio University spokesman Jim Sabin contacted The College Fix and denied the school is considering a gym room for students of color. Asked about Ohio University’s own student news report on the matter (screenshot above), school officials contacted The New Political and also asked its student reporters to amend their 6-day-old report on the matter. The student news outlet now reports the workout room for minorities would also be open to all students. This article has been amended accordingly. Also, the school is public, not private.