LOS ANGELES — More than 3,000 members of the L.A. Fitness community opened up their gyms and gym classes Thursday in the U.S. for a one-day training course on how to better prepare for a future without the health care system.
The classes will take place Thursday at the Alarico gym and at the Los Angeles Fitness Center in Culver City, and the first one will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., said the Los Angelenos Association for Gymnastics, which represents the gym owners and instructors.
“We want to encourage them to be involved, to be out there, and to be supportive,” said Alicia Rodriguez, the association’s president.
A Fitness association has about 2,000 instructors and trainers.
Some gyms will be open to the public to make appointments.
It’s a one day, two hour class, and everyone is invited, said the group’s founder, Dr. John Sutter, a physician and professor of gynecology at UCLA.
He said it is aimed at young adults and women, but not all gyms offer the same classes.
He said that many gyms in the L and M demographic have been closed since the government shutdown last fall.
The LACGA has been in the process of getting a health care worker on the ground to offer the classes and has contacted health care providers in the region to offer them.
More:The LAFG, which is made up of about 2 million people and is the largest association of fitness instructors in the country, is organizing the class in hopes of increasing the numbers of people who want to participate in this type of training.
“It’s really a matter of giving people the tools to become better at what they do, and I think that’s really important,” said Rodriguez.
If you want to do more than just take the gym, you can start making it better, she added.
In L.I., there’s a movement called “Fitocracy,” which means “fit for life.”