Thursday, March 25, 2021

HEROIC: NJ Gym Owner Offers Free Memberships to Non-Vaccinated Customers

 A New Jersey gym owner is riffing on Krispy Kreme’s popular offer of free donuts for vaccinated customers — by handing out free memberships to people who don’t get vaccinated, reports The New York Post.

Ian Smith, co-owner of The Atilis Gym, located in Bellmawr, NJ, tweeted out  earlier this week:

In light of @krispykreme giving free donuts for receiving the CVD shot, here at @TheAtilisGym we are giving out free memberships to all who don’t get vaccinated. We believe in health – the real way – exercise, good diet, plenty of Vitamin D, Zinc, and an environment to destress.

Smith, who made headlines when he defied New Jersey’s stay-at-home order last May, recently got banned from American Airlines after refusing to wear a mask on his trip back from the Conservative Political Action Conference in late February.

After being arrested several times for defying the rules and keeping his gym open, Smith sued New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy over his administration’s decision to close non-essential businesses and enforce a quarantine. A judge ultimately sided with New Jersey, and shuttered Atilis Gym last July. It reopened after Murphy lifted the shutdown order for gyms on Sept. 1, according to the Post.



  1. It's such a great juxtaposition as well, between the typical customer of a krispy kreme compared to his gym members. I am sure that was something that really made this even more appealing to him.

  2. Interesting comparison of the awareness of health where the vaccinated are offered free donuts and the vaccinated are offered free gym memberships. Not to mention the overwhelming value of a gym membership over donuts.

  3. I don't like gyms, but if I lived there, I would go to shoot hoops a couple days a week.

  4. might have to sign up for a membership even though I dont live in the state and pay the guys anyway.