Bellmawr gym that repeatedly defies shutdown order becomes rally site for Booker challenger

A Bellmawr gym that has repeatedly defied Gov. Phil Murphy’s shutdown order is now a Republican rallying site.

News 12 Staff

Aug 25, 2020, 8:16 PM

Updated 1,332 days ago

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A Bellmawr gym that has repeatedly defied Gov. Phil Murphy’s shutdown order is now a Republican rallying site.
The co-owners of Atilis Gym said that the gym would become a political location for Rik Mehta, who is challenging Sen. Cory Booker for his seat in the United States Senate.
Co-owner Ian Smith says that the gym is choosing to support Mehta because Mehta supports small business owners like himself who are trying to make a living during the pandemic.
Atilis Gym faces $130,000 in fines and over $15,000 in fines per day for staying open for indoor-training during the COVID-19 pandemic, even though the governor ordered all gyms to remain closed.
The co-owners have become heroes of a sort to the many people who think that Murphy’s executive orders to stop the spread of the virus are going too far.


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