We’ve been reporting about the Atilis Gym in Bellmawr, New Jersey since May, when co-owner Ian Smith opened up in defiance of a lockdown order by Gov. Phil Murphy to the sounds of cheers from patrons. Not long after, the Camden County Division of Environmental Health placed the gym under embargo and shut off the water. The owners were arrested in July, and the gym lost its license in August after the owners kicked in the boarded-up doors and opened anyway.
We’re not sure when this video was shot, but it was posted today and shows Smith giving Murphy a message, Bob Dylan-style.
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) December 12, 2020
This is awesome!! 😎
— JC Mounduix (@JCMounduix) December 12, 2020
This gym is in my state. Over an hour away but I may need to pay them a visit sometime. When I used to go to a gym, many people would wipe down the equipment after use, especially during cold and flu season. A gym is one of the safest places to be in terms of health.
— OKIEDOKE (@masletrasporfa) December 12, 2020
These people probably have the strongest immune systems of all of us. All this sanitizing and germ avoidance is making us weak.
— Dan Kelley (@TheBestMarduk) December 12, 2020
The new governor of New Jersey 😉
— Reminiscences of an American Capitalist (@4Awesometweet) December 12, 2020
Bring back toxic masculinity.
— Dogcatcher Elect ‘20 (@Mindstream) December 12, 2020
God we need more people like this
— tshurt51 (@travis515151) December 12, 2020
I am going to figure out how to join this gym
— Oleander Jean Sot (@ddrbeastappv1) December 12, 2020
Kinda reminds me of….. …….. America…!!!
— Rob (@rk7979) December 12, 2020
Never pay up, don't close and keep going. Respect.
— Tyler Mystix (@TylerMystix) December 12, 2020
At this point in the fake government fines game, he's just going for the high score.
— Nick (@OrangeJello23) December 12, 2020
This is how it should be across the US
— Millennial Mush 🇺🇸 (@millennialmush) December 12, 2020
— Dr. Steven Horwitz, D.C. (@DrHorwitz) December 12, 2020
— Common Sense! The Truth Will Set You Free (@paul02k) December 12, 2020
Absolute legend. Wish there were people like that in my town.
— Dan Vasc (@Dan_Vasc) December 12, 2020
I'd buy a lifetime membership to that gym in a heartbeat.
— Uriel 🎄 (@ANGELUR1EL) December 12, 2020
Anywhere I can donate to his fines fund? #IWillNotComply
— Rivers Jr. (@R1V3r5Jr91_XBL_) December 12, 2020
A lot of people are asking, and apparently, there is a GoFundMe going.
This is the America I know and understand. Beware those who will use force to control your every movement. They are the enemy of free people across the globe.
— Doug (@dandeson64) December 12, 2020
Owners of Atilis Gym in New Jersey break into own business to re-open in defiance of gov’s orders https://t.co/f6JRVzbSWz
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 1, 2020