Prevail Athletics urge provincial officers to make health services important |


Mental health benefits entitlements

Prevail and Langevin believe fitness and gyms will play an important role in everyone’s mental health during the pandemic.

“Our facilities are important to so many people from all walks of life. They use our gym for all sorts of reasons – depression, anxiety, addiction, physical health and the list goes on. Exercise is good for the heart, mind, body, and spirit, ”wrote Langevin to Horgan.

“The gym is a community of people who really care and want to see you succeed. The gym has personally helped me with my depression, social anxiety, confidence, moods, self-esteem and it makes me excited to get out of bed in the morning. I look forward to seeing our members, how they feel and how they achieve their goals. “

Langevin also claims that gyms are important for teenagers and families.

“You have no idea how many people made your decision. We all fight demons you don’t know about. The gyms are a tool that many people use to fight these demons. People have the right to choose to be healthy. “

Many BC gyms have asked the province to provide evidence of the virus spreading inside their facilities.

Henry says gyms need to be closed

In the first COVID-19 briefing of 2022, Dr. Henry that the fitness facilities “did everything right” but must remain closed to contain transmission.

“Gyms do everything right in many cases, but the serious ones know that if we see the amount of broadcasts we’re watching, they won’t put their employees and customers at risk,” Henry said in the briefing.

She said there were several examples of the virus spreading through indoor fitness activities and the restrictions were there to protect employees and customers.

“When we have a lot of broadcasting in our community, we’ve seen the gyms become amplifiers repeatedly,” said Henry.

In the letter to Dr. Henry advises Langevin of the gym cleaning procedures and the hardship the arrangement has caused for the gym and its staff and trainers.

“Our trainers are now unemployed. Our staff is unemployed. Our gym is out of revenue and we still have rent and bills to pay, ”Langevin wrote to Henry.

She also points out that there have been no breakouts at her gym and how confused she is by the malls open.

“They’re ruining businesses, people’s mental and physical health, and that’s unethical. Your orders don’t make sense. “

After Prevail and The Gym resisted recent orders by staying open, Northern Health closed them on December 30th.

Prevail encourages its members to contact the City of Fort St. John, Northern Health, MLA Dan Davies, and Dr. Writing to Henry to give her opinion on the gym being an essential service.

Many BC gyms are expressing displeasure with the provincial decision, including the Iron Energy Gym in Kelowna, which was fined $ 2,300 last week and forced to close.

The restrictions will remain in effect until January 18th.