Like so many other Canadians, Tanya Demas has been laid off due to the Wuhan virus pandemic.
A resident of Waterloo, Ontario, Tanya decided to make use of her free time by improving her lifestyle. She hit the gym and tried to take her mind off of our hectic “new normal.”
Alas, Tanya was shocked to discover that her gym in Waterloo, Crunch Fitness, has a mandatory mask policy. They even want people to wear their masks while exercising!
Tanya wasn't happy about this, believing masks do more harm than good when used on the gym floor. Tanya says that when doing cardiovascular exercises or pumping iron, she wants to be able to breathe freely and properly. Makes sense, right?
What’s more, the mandatory mask rule at Crunch Fitness goes over and above the Region of Waterloo’s bylaw (which does NOT require persons engaged in exercising to don a mask).
In fact, it almost seems as if Crunch Fitness is virtue-signalling by mandating a rule that the city itself isn’t requiring gyms to implement.
Tanya is so unhappy about the policy that she is now suing Crunch in small claims court, although she says she’d forgo any financial settlement if the gym would simply let her exercise without a mask.
And so it is that for now, the only workout Tanya is getting is by filing out copious quantities of paperwork.
She says she’d much rather be on a treadmill.