MONMOUTH COUNTY – Gym owner Stu Rosenstein likens his gym’s reopening to a wedding day.
“It was a mix of all these emotions,” said Rosenstein, owner of OVOX Gym & Training in Morganville. “It’s been an enormous amount of work. It’s like if you plan for your wedding day, and your wedding day comes, you’re excited, you’re nervous – you’re everything.”
After nearly six months under lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic, New Jersey gyms were finally given the green light from the governor to reopen starting Sept. 1. Rosenstein told Patch that he feels “over prepared” after months of planning a pandemic makeover for his indoor gym, which now includes everything from plexiglass dividers between equipment to UV lighting in the facility’s HVAC system.
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The fitness industry veteran, who has owned and operated local gyms for upwards of 35 years,