With the uncertainty in the world, gym owners have been among the hardest group of people hit by the global pandemic. Currently Bradley Martyn is feeling that struggle as he now has a lawsuit on his hands for breaking the rules.
Martyn is not the only gym own to have faced setbacks over the last 8 months or so. Essentially from the beginning of local shutdowns, fitness centers have been among the hardest hit, simply due to the nature of germs being transmitted so freely in these environments. Although some locations have allowed gyms to reopen, we have seen several companies file bankruptcy, or shut their doors. This has led to other gym owners to keep their doors open anyway, accepting the consequences and repercussions that come along with that.
Bradley Martyn has been one of these types of people, refusing to shut down the doors to his Zoo Culture gym in Los Angeles, California. Unfortunately this has led him to face some rather disheartening consequences. Posting to his gym’s Instagram, he shared a video of a court summons, informing him that the State of California was suing the gym, and in term Bradley for refusing to follow regulations.
“People of the state of California VS Zoo Culture welcome to 2020, where gyms being open is criminal in California. Where mental and physical health is deemed non-essential. (Thoughts?)” Martyn wrote in the post.
This is certainly an unfortunate turn of events for Martyn, but likely one that he saw coming considering the fact that he was violating local ordinance. The paper says his initial court date is set for November 23rd, but there is a good chance that this will not be settled on this date. If the way other gyms have been treated for staying open is any indication, then this will likely result in some sort of fine for Bradley.
At this time it is unclear if Bradley Martyn is continuing to keep his doors open, but you are probably safe to assume that he is not letting this stop him either. It is unfortunate that these gym owners are put in positions where they have to make decisions like this.