MIDDLETON, Wis. (WMTV) – Native yoga studios and health facilities are struggling to show the web page on the pandemic. Now, they’re hoping some federal laws will help.
The Gym Mitigation and Survival Act would set up a restoration fund to supply aid to well being and health institutions impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
At Dragonfly Yoga, house owners Carlos and Megan Tucker say the mortgage help they’ve acquired thus far has not been sufficient.
“We reached a important threshold,” mentioned Carlos Tucker. “We’re again. We’re getting the doorways again open however now we’ve acquired 14 months of debt that we have now to cowl for.”
Not too long ago, the couple determined to succeed in out to the general public as a part of a crowd-funding marketing campaign referred to as Save D-Fly.
“I don’t like having to make use of our neighborhood to attempt to save us,” mentioned Megan Tucker. “It shouldn’t be their accountability however have a look at what they’re doing.”
The Dragonfly house owners have a aim of about $400,000 which might primarily cowl lease bills at their 4 Dane County areas.
“We’ve made it by way of the toughest half,” mentioned Megan. “We simply want some help.”
At Peter Kraus Fitness, proprietor Peter Kraus says small enterprise catastrophe loans don’t present as a lot cash as many house owners want.
“We acquired some funding within the first spherical and nearly none within the second spherical,” mentioned Kraus. “That was to pay for our payroll and to pay for payments that weren’t being paid all through that point. It simply wasn’t sufficient.”
He says gymnasium memberships have helped to hold him by way of the previous few months.
“If I didn’t have that secondary supply, we’d most likely be hurting as effectively,” mentioned Kraus.
Native gyms say this time of yr normally marks a downturn in enterprise.
“Gyms have all the time been slower throughout the summer time. It’s simply the best way it’s right here within the Midwest,” mentioned Kraus. “Now we have to get by way of the sluggish months as a result of everyone’s exterior having fun with the outside.”
“We all the time plan for that in winter,” mentioned Megan Tucker. “To be on the slower finish of the severity of the pandemic however then to need to open up in the summertime which is a sluggish time, it’s a little bit scary.”
Each the house owners of Dragonfly and Peter Kraus Health say the GYMS Act is strictly what domestically owned health facilities want to totally recuperate.
Up to now, just one Wisconsin congressman, Mike Gallagher (R – Inexperienced Bay) has pledged help for the invoice. To view the total record of the supporters click on right here.
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