KANSAS CITY, Mo. — COVID-19 has forced several businesses to close their doors, including 2020FIT, a Prairie Village gym that had just completed renovations and additions to its facility.
2020FIT Chief Financial Officer Jon Rowley said that although the gym's doors are closed, they still wanted to find ways to help their community.
"Not only are we in a beautiful, new building, but it's now empty and we gave all of our equipment away," Rowley said. "As a way to keep our community engaged during this time – and God only knows how long this is going to last – we basically deployed all of our equipment to our community so that they have something to use while they're stuck at home."
Members of the gym have access to online classes with the addition of equipment they were allowed to take home before the stay-at-home order.
"I thought it was a great idea because it really helped members stay engaged and invested and really promoted our wellness at home," said Kelley Colby, a 2020FIT member.
One of the goals for Rowley during this pandemic is to keep his community healthy. Plus, he said the members are the reason the gym is where it is today.
"We want to keep them a part of this community," he said. "They got us to where we are, and we want to keep them along as far as possible."
41 Action News spoke to two members who said they miss going to the 2020FIT facility for their workouts but are thankful for the gestures they have seen from the 2020FIT family.
Rowley said a few of his members have asked him how they can help.
"We've had clients who have lost jobs already, salaries that are cut in half and can't make their monthly payment," Rowley said, "and we've had clients of ours who have literally stepped in to help them."
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