The Gym Mitigation and Survival (GYMs) Act was introduced in the U.S. Senate on May 13. This follows the Feb. 5 introduction of a companion GYMS Act bill in the U.S. House of Representatives where it now has more than 110 sponsors.
U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) introduced the bipartisan bill.
If passed, the GYMs Act would provide assistance for fitness facilities that were forced to temporarily close during the COVID-19 pandemic and, as a consequence, have struggled to stay in business.
The bipartisan GYMS Act would establish a $30 billion grant program through the Small Business Administration, similar to the programs already in existence for restaurants and live event venues.