LEHI — A Utah County gym is now open for the first time in weeks. Legends Boxing is back in business because of the Paycheck Protection Program and customers who were anxious to get back in the swing of things.
Legends Boxing had to shut down due to the pandemic for several weeks furloughing most of their employees. This caused them to lose most of their revenue for April, according to Rob Scott in an interview with KSL TV.
Scott said, “It was significant from what we’re used to bringing in.”
He credits the paycheck protection program and loyal customers for their comeback.
Reopening the Lehi gym
It’s not business as usual now that Legends reopened over the weekend. There are more regular cleanings, limited class sizes, and it’s going to be some time before patrons get back in the ring.
Around 21,000 loans were granted in this second round of payment protection program distributions to Utah businesses. Scott feels very fortunate to be one of those businesses. It added up to approximately $3.7 billion for Utah businesses.
The good news for the business owners is that these loans are forgivable as long as the businesses keep the terms of the loan.
This program allowed the gym to keep its employees paid and bring back the employees they had to furlough.
Moving forward at Legends Boxing
Scott said that on top of getting the PPP loan they were conservative in their business decisions before the crisis. That allowed them to be in a better position to hopefully get back up to full speed soon.
Loyal patrons are very happy to finally return after weeks away and Scott says that he’s getting calls from new customers interested in joining.
Legends Boxing got back up again when it got knocked down, and they say they learned a lot through the whole process.
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