With Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement that gyms would be allowed to reopen on August 24th in New York State, relief is in sight for those whose fitness routines and physical and mental health have been upended due to COVID-19. But this announcement does not mean people can simply rush back to the gym and pick up where they left off prior to the shutdown.

A simple glance at Michaela Young displays a lot of her personality. From her slightly cropped hair to her crossfit trainers, she personifies athleticism. As a part-time student at Stony Brook University, Young drives over an hour from Manhasset twice…