After spending earlier portions of the pandemic fighting to keep their doors open, Atilis Gym is now offering free memberships to individuals who don't get the COVID-19 vaccination.
Ian Smith, the owner of the gym in Bellmawr, New Jersey, tweeted Tuesday that, “In light of @krispykreme giving free donuts for receiving the CVD shot, here at @TheAtilisGym we are giving out free memberships to all who don’t get vaccinated. We believe in health — the real way — exercise, good diet, plenty of Vitamin D, Zinc, and an environment to destress.”
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Atilis Gym has been in the news since last May, when the gym defied New Jersey governor Phil Murphy’s statewide order to shut its doors. Smith and his partner Frank Trumbetti went back and forth with the government — being fined, losing their business license, living in the gym and breaking in to reopen after the entrance had been sealed.
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According to The Press of Atlantic City, Smith recently refused to wear a mask on a flight and was banned from American Airlines as long as face covering policies exist.