After nearly six long months, New York City is finally preparing to reopen its gyms on September 2, with precautions such as strictly limited capacity, six feet of distance between people, and face masks on all staff and clients.

But for group fitness classes in the city, there is still no plan in place to reopen.

A group of studio owners is demanding that Mayor Bill de Blasio allow them to resume their businesses, saying gender bias is their primary concern.

The Boutique Fitness Alliance, made up of more than 20 studios across the city, held an event on Monday in front a Manhattan studio location, featuring the owners of several studios as well as Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams.

"We just want the same opportunity that gyms have to reopen," said Amanda Freeman, founder and CEO of SLT NYC, a studio that offers pilates workouts on a large piece of equipment called a Megaformer. 

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