Returned to the gym for the first time today. There was absolutely no social distancing going on -- in fact, it was more packed than usual, I was a bit surprised. Only people in masks were the attendants and like one guy. It was slightly encouraging!
I went yesterday (in a free state, not a blue state) for the first time since March. Same experience, no one masked or social distancing, full of people, it was great. If they change things and try to install pods or some retarded shit I'll cancel my membership.
I did see a pale white out of shape Karen with her kids there, all standing in line getting signed up. They were the only ones masked and she asked if they had to wear them, to which the guy at the desk said "no it's obviously too hard to workout in a mask". She came back 5 minutes later and said "what is this green tape on the floor? Are we doing something wrong? I want to make sure we dont break the rules" to which the guy said "we were trying something don't worry about it".
Other then that it was full of people not giving a shit about covid. The only other place I've seen that level of freedom taking place is gun stores (zero masks or social distancing either). It feels good seeing people mingling like normal. I know the gym isn't a necessity like food but it's absolutely worth going and I'd say it's more useful to a man then academia at this point.