Gym Constructs Individual Pods for Safer Workouts

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Members of a California gym are working out in individual pods made of shower curtains and PVC pipes.

CNN reported that Inspire South Bay Fitness in Redondo has constructed pods to enforce health and safety guidelines enacted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gym owner Peet Sapsin said that the pods allow people to participate in group workout classes while maintaining social distancing in a way that doesn’t require them to wear masks.

“My wife drew them out on paper, and soon after, we built our first prototype,” Sapsin said, noting that the entire project cost less than $400. “We sent the prototype to our clients, and they were very excited, and felt more comfortable knowing there was a clear wall between one person and the next.

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