At a distance
PCBC hosts ribbon cutting for D1 Training reopening
By Taylor J. Hale
STEVENS POINT – The Portage County Business Council (PCBC) helped D1 Training reopen its doors to the public with a social distancing ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 27.
D1 Owner Kevin Kirschbaum said that the reopening helped lighten the stress brought on by COVID-19.
“After reopening D1 Training from the shutdown, I felt as if a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders,” Kirschbaum explained. “We held our fitness community together well virtually, but it was amazing to be back helping people in person.”
Kirschbaum noted that the exercise and training facility is following social distancing guidelines and sanitization practices.
“We are following strict CDC and WEDC guidelines as we open,” Kirschbaum said. “Social distancing, cleaning, flow of traffic in our facility, sanitizing, offering masks, and coaches wearing masks while training workout groups are the main guidelines.”
D1 is operating with regular business hours, but with added classes to allow for smaller group sizes. Classes have also been slightly shortened to allow staff to clean between sessions properly.
Kirschbaum sees the ribbon-cutting as a fresh start after the COVID-19 shutdowns. He noted that now is as good of a time as any to start getting in shape.
“Now is the time to get healthy and be moving. Combating disease and illness starts with a healthy self, fitness is essential,” Kirschbaum said.