F-M fitness centers doing the heavy lifting of rebuilding membership rolls as pandemic wanes

Fargo-Moorhead clubs felt their share of the pain, too. But as the pandemic wanes, officials say membership and attendance is bouncing back.

For Chelsea Morin, exercise has been key to making her way through the pandemic.

Morin was getting in a few miles on a treadmill Tuesday, May 25, at Planet Fitness in south Fargo. She was one of dozens of people working out at the popular West Acres area facility.

Working out kept her mentally on her game.

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“For sure. I definitely need it. I lost weight during the pandemic,” said Morin with pride.

She also appreciates some pandemic