A local gym reopens after going virtual for pandemic

Liza Mendoza says the one on one workout experience is back as she reopens her gym, starting January 1st.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Liza Mendoza says the one on one workout experience is back as she reopens her gym, starting January 1st.
When Lincoln COVID numbers put the capital city in the red, Mendoza closed her gym LP Fitness for the safety of her team and the community, switching to virtual classes.
“It definitely hurt when I had to close the gym,” said Mendoza. “But I made it work, I think. I do know what the virtual community and having that income still come in, was very helpful, and honestly, that’s just been growing because of COVID.”
Now she is reopening her doors following COVID guidelines. She says the first of the year is a big day for gyms as people want to start the year off right.
“I’ve heard a lot of like the COVID 20 (weight gain), all that kind of thing, said Mendoza. “I’m like girl, we’re not doing that, we’re not doing the COVID 20. That’s what’s been so big with virtual is that we’ve been able to get our workouts in. But even if you had the COVID 20 come to the gym. Let’s start let’s do it. 2021’s a new year.”
Her gym is a family business and her son shares that reopening is like a light at the end of the tunnel.
When she closed it, I was proud of her,” said Fabian Peralta. “When she opened it, I was like, yea, let’s go. It made me feel like this is coming to a close, sort of, because when she opened, it felt like things were finally going back to normal.”
“We feel really good about it,” said Mendoza. We have the stickers placed six feet apart for everyone. We’ve been cleaning the gym sanitizing, we’re going to still take temperatures at the door. We’re asking people to wear masks.”
She encourages the community to keep their health a priority in the new year.
“We’re not letting COVID stop us,” said Mendoza. “We’re starting a new year off right, let’s go 2021.”

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