New Jersey homeowners offer free memberships to people not getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
Frank Trumbetti and Ian Smith, the owners of Atilis Gym in Bellmawr, NJ, on Tuesday continued to push back mitigation efforts amid the pandemic with their new offer.
“We believe in health, real form, exercise, a good diet, lots of vitamin D, zinc, and a stress-busting environment,” he continued.
In the light of @krispykreme giving free donuts for getting the CVD vaccine, here at @AtilisGym we are giving free memberships to everyone who does not get vaccinated. We believe in health, the real way, in exercise, a good diet, lots of vitamin D, zinc, and an environment to de-stress.
– Ian Smith (@iansmithfitness) March 23, 2021
Krispy Kreme announced Monday that anyone who could present a valid COVID-19 vaccination card could get a free original glazed donut “anytime, any day, even every day, for the remainder of 2021.”
New Jersey gym owners have made headlines multiple times during the pandemic in defiance of government regulations on the coronavirus.
In August, a New Jersey city council voted to terminate the gym’s business license because the brothers failed to comply with state mandates. The duo were also arrested in July for keeping their business open despite a state order requiring the closure of indoor gyms.
“We all have the right to earn a living. We all have the right to really do what we want to do as Americans,” Trumbetti said during an August interview with CNN. “We have been promised freedom. And in fact we have been imposed such oppressive restrictions that it is simply unacceptable to us.”
The news comes as public health experts continue to encourage Americans to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, warning that to achieve herd immunity, more than three-quarters of the population must be vaccinated.
Several states, including Texas and Mississippi, have lifted restrictions on the coronavirus despite warnings from experts that doing so could cause a surge amid vaccination efforts.
President BidenJoe Biden Supreme Court Will Hear Boston Terrorist Death Case – Biden Administration Allowing The Hill’s Morning Report – Biden Assigns Harris To Border; today’s press conference Democrats face questions about the agenda MORE Thursday he raised his vaccination goal for his first 100 days in office from 100 million to 200 million doses administered.
“I know it is ambitious, twice our original goal. But no other country in the world has come close, not even close to what we are doing,” he said during his first press conference as president.