HOBOKEN, NJ — Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla signed an executive order on Wednesday permitting fitness clubs to use certain city fields and parks “in order to facilitate safe, socially distanced outdoor workouts,” according to a release. The workouts can include up to 15 people, with social distancing.
The clubs can also use parking lots with the permission of the property owner.
The executive order was signed in anticipation of an eventual reopening of fitness centers with limited capacity and social distancing, which would be determined by Gov. Phil Murphy. Murphy recently spoke about eventual gym reopenings.
The city explained, “Owners or managers of fitness centers with a license to operate in the city of Hoboken can now apply to host outdoor classes of up to 15 people, with strict social distancing guidelines of at least six feet between each participant at all times.”
“Our gyms and fitness clubs have been