“Chicago Medical Society Touts Physical and Mental Benefits of Working Out; Petitions Mayor To Open Gyms Earlier”

Read the letter here.

Tariq H. Butt, MD, President, Chicago Medical Society writes: “Data demonstrates that health clubs are safe environments right now, which is important because prioritizing health and fitness is more essential than ever. We believe that the responsibility is equally shared between the facility and its members to ensure a safe environment. Our physicians and licensed healthcare professionals would not enter an environment that they felt was unsafe and we feel that it is critical to allow them the opportunity to get back into a regular fitness routine, offering innumerable benefits to both their physical and mental health, especially as we enter the winter months.”