MIDDLETON, Wis. (WMTV) – Native yoga studios and health facilities are struggling to show the web page on the pandemic. Now, they’re hoping some federal laws may help.
The Fitness center Mitigation and Survival Act would set up a restoration fund to supply aid to well being and health institutions impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
At Dragonfly Yoga, house owners Carlos and Megan Tucker say the mortgage help they’ve acquired to date has not been sufficient.
“We reached a important threshold,” mentioned Carlos Tucker. “We’re again. We’re getting the doorways again open however now we’ve received 14 months of debt that we’ve got to cowl for.”
Lately, the couple determined to achieve out to the general public as a part of a crowd-funding marketing campaign known as Save D-Fly.
“I don’t like having to make use of our group to attempt to save us,” mentioned Megan Tucker. “It shouldn’t be their duty however have a look at what they’re doing.”
The Dragonfly house owners have a objective of about $400,000 which might primarily cowl lease bills at their 4 Dane County areas.
“We’ve made it by the toughest half,” mentioned Megan. “We simply want some assist.”
At Peter Kraus Health, proprietor Peter Kraus says small enterprise catastrophe loans don’t present as a lot cash as many homeowners want.
“We received some funding within the first spherical and virtually none within the second spherical,” mentioned Kraus. “That was to pay for our payroll and to pay for payments that weren’t being paid all through that point. It simply wasn’t sufficient.”
He says gymnasium memberships have helped to hold him by the previous few months.
“If I didn’t have that secondary supply, we’d most likely be hurting as effectively,” mentioned Kraus.
Native gyms say this time of yr normally marks a downturn in enterprise.
“Gyms have at all times been slower in the course of the summer season. It’s simply the way in which it’s right here within the Midwest,” mentioned Kraus. “Now we have to get by the sluggish months as a result of everyone’s outdoors having fun with the outside.”
“We at all times plan for that in winter,” mentioned Megan Tucker. “To be on the slower finish of the severity of the pandemic however then to need to open up in the summertime which is a sluggish time, it’s a little bit scary.”
Each the house owners of Dragonfly and Peter Kraus Health say the GYMS Act is precisely what regionally owned health facilities want to completely recuperate.
To date, just one Wisconsin congressman, Mike Gallagher (R – Inexperienced Bay) has pledged assist for the invoice. To view the complete record of the supporters click on right here.
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