Dear Billy T and Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line,
Why is the Assembly Sports Club located at Assembly Row in Somerville the only gym allowed to be open in the city? Why aren’t the other Somerville gyms and fitness centers allowed to be open as well where I workout?
I asked and they informed me that it’s been open for the past three weeks working under the governor’s guidelines of 40% capacity and doing just fine. When I called them if I could join the membership and come and workout, they told me that I can come in and that I’ll will welcome you as a walk in because technically we’re not supposed to be open till August 3 but you can come work out today as a walk-in and that’ll be just fine. So my beef here is that why can’t I go where I’m already a member and workout safely where I’m want, but have to change my routine to go where Curtatone wants me to go?
Are they just legally beating the system by simply going by the governor’s guidelines doing the right thing or does Curtatone have his hands in it playing favoritism again because its located in his Assembly Row which in my opinion owns him? This is totally not fair for all the other gyms out there as well as for all us longtime members of other facilities who have established memberships and don’t want to spend more money then we have to during this troubled time paying for a new membership.