Since the government allowed fitness centres to reopen, we have worked hard to get ready for activities to resume at our centres. As you may be aware centres that have partnerships with the City reopened at the beginning of August.
However, the response to reactivating memberships was very low; for various reasons each, only 8% of the centre's members indicated that they were ready to return before 2021.
Unfortunately, with only a small number of members intending to return, we could not cover the costs of resuming fitness activities at the centre. Because the pandemic has left us in a vulnerable financial position, reopening our centre with so few members not only jeopardizes the future of the Downtown YMCA, but also that of our entire association.