Gym members mask up for new rules

The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos

First photo: Wailuku’s Fanueli Fifita does an incline press with a pair of 60-pound dumbbells at the Maui Family YMCA Tuesday afternoon in Kahului. “Just trying to keep in shape during COVID,” Fifita said. New rules that went into effect on Tuesday limit business capacity to 30 percent and require gyms, yoga studios and similar fitness venues to ensure participants wear masks at all times, whether indoor or outdoor.

Second photo: Les Totah of Wailuku runs on a treadmill Tuesday at the Maui Family YMCA. Totah said a personalized training routine designed by YMCA Community Health Director Seth Abdallah helps him maintain his strength, balance and autonomy. “They saved my life,” Totah said. “They have improved my health and certainly have extended my life.” He said wearing a mask while working out was not an imposition. “The main thing we want is people to be safe.”


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