Hm. I may have to retract that part about gyms not having much transmission risk.Thanks so much - I really appreciate a reference to the studies, because I'd been having a hard time finding anything. The gym's owner did say they didn't have any cases linked to them, and I had been a little skeptical of that claim (I thought, is he just trying to get a new client?) Hearing about the studies definitely makes me feel better. I signed up and will be attending my first session Friday!
I definitely remember hearing several news stories to that effect. But I was just doing some Google searching for those articles. I found a couple "old" articles from 2020 that indicate that risks at gyms appeared to be low. But I found many more news stories from 2021 about documented cases of major transmissions at gyms. So I guess new info trumps old info. Sorry about that.
I'm not saying that you shouldn't join a gym. Working out has many physical and psychological benefits, as you pointed out. But I guess it can be risky, so you have to be careful.