Gym Owners Vent Anger After Discovering Gyms in Gov't Building Were Open For Months
'It’s shocking, it’s infuriating,' one gym owner said
Gym owners across San Francisco have expressed anger after discovering gyms within government buildings have been open for months, despite their own establishment being forced to closes due to the coronavirus.
Daniele Rabkin, of Crossfit Golden Gate, expressed outrage of the government's apparent double standards.
“It’s shocking, it’s infuriating,” Rabkin told a local NBC station.
“Even though they’re getting exposed, there are no repercussions, no ramifications? It’s shocking.”
The government gyms have been open for judges, lawyers, bailiffs, and paralegals, reports say.
One such gym has been open since July 1.
Angry San Francisco Gym Owners Discover Gov't Building Gyms Were Open For Months
“It just demonstrates that there seems to be some kind of a double standard between what city employees are allowed to do and what the residents of San Francisco are allowed to do,” Dave Karraker, owner of MX3 Fitness in the Castro, said.
“What the city has unwillingly done is created this great case study that says that working out indoors is actually safe,” said Karraker.
“So, at this point, we’re just demanding that they allow us to have the same workout privileges for the citizens of San Francisco that the employees of San Francisco have.”
The news highlights the increasing examples of double standards, which were seen in recent reports of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visiting San Francisco salon without a face mask, despite local orders mandating that such establishments be closed.
“It was a slap in the face that she went in, you know, that she feels that she can just go and get her stuff done while no one else can go in, and I can’t work,” salon owner Erica Kious told Fox News last week of Pelosi.
“We have been shut down for so long, not just me, but most of the small businesses, and I just can’t — it’s a feeling — a feeling of being deflated, helpless, and honestly, beaten down,” Kious said.
San Francisco salon owner Erica Kious blasts Democrat Nancy Pelosi after Pelosi broke coronavirus lockdown rules, got caught, and now is blaming the salon and demand that they apologize to her. pic.twitter.com/XlTbFWwdlM— (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) September 3, 2020
Multi-millionaire Pelosi argued she was “set up” and demanded an apology from the struggling single mother Salon owner.
“I take responsibility for trusting the word of the neighborhood salon that I have been to many times,” Pelosi told reporters Wednesday.
“When they said they could accommodate people one at a time, and we can set up that time, I trusted that.”
“As it turns out, it was a setup. So I take responsibility for falling for a setup,” she added.
“The salon owes me an apology for setting me up.”