(Featured in the photo, from L to R: Ryan Neuwirt, Trainer, and Andy Hsieh, Owner, Movement Reborn; Dawn Aveni and Krista Lombardi, Co-Owners, Hardcore Fitness)

On Tuesday morning, Mayor Kevin Faulconer hosted a press conference at Mira Mesa Community Park to announce the signing of an executive order allowing gyms and places of worship to use San Diego’s parks to conduct operations outside. Per Mayor Faulconer’s order, San Diego’s 300 parks, 26 miles of shoreline and 57 recreation centers could be used for gyms, fitness classes and worship services beginning Monday morning, with social distancing and face coverings still encouraged. Permit fees for use of the parks will be waived for 60 days; an ordinance to make the fee waivers permanent will be brought to the City Council once it is back in session in September.

District 6 City Councilman Chris Cate, who represents Mira Mesa, proposed the idea in mid-July. The San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved a similar ordinance for county parks on Aug. 5.

Appearing at the press conference were representatives from two Mira Mesa area fitness businesses:

Ryan Newwirt, Trainer, and Andy Hsieh, Owner, appeared on behalf of Movement Reborn, a Neurokinetic Therapy and fitness studio in Sorrento Valley.
Dawn Aveni and Krista Lombardi, Co-Owners, appeared on behalf of Hardcore Fitness, a gym and fitness bootcamp at 8990 Miramar Rd in Miramar.