Tupelo, Miss. (WTVA) - The owners at Premiere Fitness say they are ready to open but they're trying their best to be patient.
“When things get back to normal, or close to normal, and we’re able to open, the doors will be open," said Chris Beckish.
Premiere Athletix and Premiere Lady closed 7 weeks ago but they hope opening day for them will come soon.
“Businesses that cannot sustain person to person contact. Salons, gyms, clubs..." said Governor Tate Reeves in a news conference last week, remain closed.
Gym owners, Chris and his wife Kristi Beckish, posted their frustration on social media.
“It just seems like a select few are being left behind and a post was made on facebook and it certainly has taken off," explained Chris Beckish.
Several people agreed, commented on the post and shared it more than 200 times.
The owners said they don't agree with the restrictions but said they would not defy the Governor’s order.
“Kristi and I decided that getting open was not the best thing to do for the safety of our members and the integrity of our business. If the governor says you can’t open, then by golly you probably better not get open," said Chris Beckish.
In the meantime, the company is making improvements to the gym.
Along with increasing safety and sanitary measures for when members finally return.
“The first course of action is to put our safety plan in line, so when our members come in they know what our expectations are, able to see what we the owners of the facility are expecting of them. Certainly, hoping that they don’t come in with an elevated temperature. Whatever we have to do, we will do," added Chris.
Premiere offers a new workout option for members to use away from the gym, and it's free.
“We’ve been able to engage our members and customers with personal training workouts ,1 on 1 workouts online," said added Chris.
Chris and Kristi Beckish have faith the gym will survive.
“Through all the obstacles that life brings, you’ve got to stick together. Premiere is going to stand together and we will rise. We will come back stronger than before," added Kristi.