Atilis Gym, the law-defying New Jersey training venue that Fox News raved about in the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, offers free memberships to people who refuse to receive the coronavirus vaccine.
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
“Since @krispykreme gave free donuts for getting the CVD vaccine, we here at @TheAtilisGym are giving free memberships to everyone who doesn’t get vaccinated. We believe in health, in real form, in exercise, a good diet, lots of vitamin D, zinc and an environment to de-stress, ”said the owner of the gym. Ian Smith posted on Twitter.
Atilis Gym appeared on Fox News multiple times in May 2020 for refusing to comply with state orders to close gyms as they were considered high-risk environments for the spread of Covid. Among other voices of support on the network, Fox’s Pete hegseth praised the gym owners for being “a voice for millions.”
In August, Brian Kilmeade co-owner of Atilis interviewed Frank Trumbetti, who claimed, without evidence, that the government was deliberately keeping gyms closed to intentionally cause an increase in cases by not allowing people to “boost their immune systems.”[s]. “
On Tuesday, donut giant Krispy Kreme announced that it would be giving away one free donut a day through the end of 2021 to anyone who can prove they received the coronavirus vaccine. The offer sparked a social media backlash among crowds against both donuts and vaccination, and Krispy Kreme eventually modified its offer to include the unvaccinated, offering a free donut and coffee on Mondays to those. that “they have made a personal decision not to receive the COVID vaccine.”
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