Arnold Schwarzenegger Leaves Gold’s Gym Over Their Mask Policy
Arnold Schwarzenegger is a bodybuilding icon, and Gold’s Gym in Venice, California, is a bodybuilding mecca. It’s also been Arnold’s gym for years… until now. According to TMZ, the “Terminator” star went to the gym for a morning workout on June 16, which was one of the first days that gyms were able to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic. While Arnold was wearing a mask upon entering, he noticed that several gym members in the middle of their workouts were not wearing masks. Front desk staff informed Arnold that people were required to wear face coverings when they entered and when they were in certain common areas but that the law doesn’t require them to wear masks when they’re actually working out. Arnold quickly left. The former California governor “will stay clear of Gold’s until people start wearing masks on the floor — or when there’s a vaccine,” TMZ explained. On June 18, Gold’s said it wouldn’t change its policy, but completely supported Arnold’s decision.