LA County should allow private insured personal trainers the ability to continue remaining employed safely by granting permits for one on one socially distanced private training sessions. Currently permits are not being granted. Gyms are extremely high risk locations for viral spread to trainers who then spread the virus into the community and to the members who go to gyms daily. By allowing insured private trainers to utilize the parks and beaches to train individual clients using their own exercise equipment, people have less desire to go back into gyms and trainers continue to earn a living and get off of pandemic unemployment. Manhattan Beach residents are a very fit community that would happily hire private trainers for park and beach training.
Begg Pool is not adequate for MB. Swim lessons are always full, free swim is rarely available, and compared to El Segundo, Hawthorne, and other neighboring cities, our pool program is really lacking. We have the space, right at Begg Pool or at Marine Park or elsewhere. This would be a wonderful resource for all MB residents, young and old, families and singles.
Please consider this before spending a penny on a skate park which will only benefit a very small group of residents and will probably be used more by non-residents.