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LA County Gym Owners Say Their Business Is Safe, Essential

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LA County Gym Owners Say Their Business Is Safe, Essential

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TUJUNGA, Calif.—Written in large block letters on the front windows of World Gym in Tujunga, California, are the words “Essential Business.” To the gym’s members, the words ring true. Inside, loud classic rock music pours out through the speakers, as fewer than 10 men and women, ranging in age from the early 20s to late 50s, exercise. Other than the masks used by the people in training and the building’s reduced capacity, the environment feels nostalgic to the days before the pandemic. “Everyone is doing their part, wearing their masks, wiping stuff down, social distancing,” Dario Lozano, a 31-year-old gym member from Sylmar, told The Epoch Times. “World Gym Tujunga is just as safe, if not safer, than any other store or business I go to.” Before reopening on Dec. 1, owners Brian Prewitt and Steve Cuevas sent letters to the offices of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and California …

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