Fitness freaks race in to pump iron as gyms reopen after coronavirus closure

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Fitness fanatics are finally back at the gym in NSW after three long months of struggling to work out using stairs and door frames at home, flocking in to their local facilities first thing this morning.
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Fitness fanatics are finally back at the gym in NSW after three long months of struggling to work out using stairs and door frames at home.

Gyms and pilates, yoga and dance studios reopened across the state on Saturday for up to 20 people in a class and 100 people in an indoor venue.

Facilities were shut since March 23 when they first round of shutdowns was ordered in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic in Australia.

But your workout won't be the same for months to come as gyms have to follow distancing and hygiene rules and cap numbers to one per four square metre.

Fitness fanatics are finally back at the gym in NSW after three long months of struggling to work out using stairs and door frames at home. Pictured: Crossfit Coogee had at least 10 people working out early on Saturday morning

Gyms and pilates, yoga and dance studios reopened across the state on Saturday for up to 20 people in a class and 100 people in an indoor venue

A woman reintroduces herself to 40kg of weight as she gets in her first sets at Crossfit Coogee for three months

Crossfit Coogee owner Andrew Stowe said if the lockdown gone on for six months, his gym wouldn't have survived.

'I thought it was too much to shut everything down, I thought (the government) was a bit heavy handed,' he said.

'We just tried to survive as best as we could.'

About 10 people rushed back to train at the gym on Saturday morning, soon after the doors opened for the first time since it was ordered to close.

Fitness enthusiast Emilio had only been a member of the gym for five weeks before the doors were shut and said he hoped being around other customers would keep him at it.

'I found it hard to be motivated watching videos, tried to find some workouts online but I didn't like them,' he said.

'It's good to be with other people, you feel like you're part of the community.'

Lachlan had equipment at home despite coming to the gym for 15 months before lockdown, allowing him to train as…
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