Police and local bylaw enforcement were nowhere in sight as the owners of a Mississauga boxing gym defied provincial orders by opening their fitness facility Tuesday afternoon.
Teresa Heron, a co-owner of Huf Gym, said there were no efforts made by police or Mississauga bylaw enforcement to block the advertised reopening of the boxing gym located in the vicinity of Dundas Street East and Cawthra Road. She confirmed that about six people were at the gym working out after they opened at 4 p.m., adding there was the capacity to fit 14 more.
Heron made the argument that gyms should be deemed essential because people need to exercise to combat, stress, anxiety and depression, which is shown to have increased during the pandemic.
“I don’t think our government has done a very job at encouraging people to take their vitamins and get outside and exercise, and keep their body strong and healthy,” she said.
She urged bylaw enforcement and police “to please work with us.”