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CLEARWATER, Fla. (WSVN) — Protesters gathered outside a courthouse in Clearwater, Florida and called for the reopening of gyms and fitness centers.

Open Tampa Bay posted video showing protesters doing push-ups and squats while carrying signs indicating their desire for the reopening of gyms.

“This lockdown is affecting a lot of small business owners and one aspect not discussed is the mental health benefits that gyms provide to vulnerable groups such as veterans,” the group said in a tweet.

Currently, Florida, except for Miami-Dade and Broward counties, is in Phase 1 of re-opening. However, According to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ plan, gyms and fitness centers are not yet allowed to reopen.

To read the full breakdown for Phase 1, click here.

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