Fitness champ and Sports Illustrated’s would-be oldest swimsuit cover star, 59-year-old mom Jodi Harrison Bauer, has begged for gyms to be reopened to “keep our minds mentally fit” during the coronavirus pandemic.

At an age where most are conceding defeat in their battle against father time, Bauer isn’t using time in quarantine to nap and clip coupons, and is rather imploring local government to open more businesses, including gyms and tanning salons.

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Despite gyms being one of the first and most logical casualties of the battle against the spread of Covid-19, former ‘Fitness America’ titlist Bauer, who owns a fitness boutique studio in her home state of Connecticut, believes that workout centers should reopen to help people with their mental fitness.

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