Today was a highly-anticipated day for Montreal fitness buffs, as gyms reopened in red zones across Quebec. \nMTL Blog asked gym owners to give us a first look at Quebec's provincewide return to fitness. \nEditor's Choice: Montreal's Naked Bike Ride Is Coming Back This Summer — And You Can Use BIXI Bikes\n\nAlessa Mattia, co-founder of REBL UNION — a boxing-inspired cardio and strength gym in Griffintown — told MTL Blog the first day back "went great." \n\n \n \n \n \n \n milesfit | Instagram\n \n \n \nShe said pretty much all available spots were booked up throughout the day and that the gym could legally accommodate eight people at a time based on its square footage to ensure social distancing.\n\n \n \n \n \n \n reblunion \n \n \n \n\nNadia Verchinskaia, who owns the Sud-Ouest location of 30 Minute Hit said, "it has been incredible to be back after six months of closures [...] people are extremely excited" — and, according to her, clients are also happy to follow protocols like wearing gloves and staying four metres apart. \n\n \n \n \n \n \n 30 Minute Hit Le Sud-Ouest\n \n \n \nKamila Bryla who owns Goplana, an Eastern European street food restaurant down the street, appeared in a video eating a donut outside the gym: "Guys, 30 Minute Hit is open. We can eat more donuts," she said, laughing.* \n View this post on Instagram A post shared by Goplana (@goplana.mtl)\n\nIn terms of occupancy, Gym St-Henri posted on Facebook at around 7:30 a.m. to let members know "Gym traffic is OK," and as of 6 p.m. no Nautilus Plus locations near Montreal were at full capacity, based on its real-time tracker — Centre Rockland and Bois-Franc were both around 30% full. \n\n \n \n \n \n \n chriskhourymtl | Instagram\n \n \n \n\n*This article has been updated.