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Gym offers free membership to those who refuse vaccine

Posted On: Mar. 29, 2021 11:24 AM CST


As if the country needed one more battleground: those who eat doughnuts v. those who pump iron is taking on the controversial COVID-19 vaccine issue.

Spurred by Krispy Kreme’s recent pledge to award those who get vaccinated with a free Original Glaze, Ian Smith, co-owner of The Atilis Gym in Bellmawr, New Jersey, tweeted this:

“In light of @krispykreme giving free donuts for receiving the CVD shot, here at @TheAtilisGym we are giving out free memberships to all who don’t get vaccinated. We believe in health - the real way - exercise, good diet, plenty of Vitamin D, Zinc, and an environment to destress.”

According to Forbes magazine, Mr. Smith’s latest move is not his first attack against public health recommendations: his gym made headlines last spring when they tried to stay open in defiance of Gov. Phil Murphy’s executive orders to remain closed in light of a surge in COVID-19 cases.

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