The provincial government's decision to close Quebec gyms in red alert regions during the 28-day lockdown has managed to enraged multiple Montreal trainers. And one local is being very vocal about the matter.\nSandrine Cassis is a personal trainer and self-love advocate.\nYou may have recently seen her and her boyfriend Bak's photo being posted all around Instagram, the one where they're standing outside holding signs that said "If it's a health crisis, keep gyms open."\nThe fact that the use of gyms is linked to both physical and mental health are matters that Cassis believes should not be ignored by the government.\nWe got a chance to speak with Sandrine and pick her brain about why she's so passionate about this issue.\nEditor's Choice: 7 Part-Time Jobs In Montreal Hiring Right Now To Help You Make Some Extra Cash\n\nWhy do you believe Montreal gyms should stay open?\n View this post on Instagram Gyms are essential @francoislegault.pm A post shared by Sandrine Cassis 🌙 (@sweetdrine) on Oct 7, 2020 at 2:26pm PDT\n\nCassis categorizes gyms as essential, which is why she believes they should remain open during a lockdown.\nShe says they're "essential to an individual's physical and mental health. As someone in the health and wellness industry, I witness and experience firsthand the transformative and healing benefits of exercise."\n"If this is truly a health crisis, I would like to see the government educating people on proper exercise, nutrition, herbal supplements rather than focusing solely on short-term band-aid solutions like face masks and isolation."\n"Going to the gym is a form of therapy for many."\nSandrine describes gyms as "space[s] for people to move and release pent up energy and emotions, especially crucial during high-stress periods."\n"The adverse effects of isolating people even more is worrisome; I really believe closing gyms will do more harm to society during these challenging times."\n\nWhat kind of feedback did you get from your Instagram post?\n View this post on Instagram Reality check @francoislegault.pm A post shared by BAK (@baderalkhateeb) on Oct 7, 2020 at 2:15pm PDT\n\n"I did get a bit of backlash for my post and even had friends unfollow me. However, the majority of my following LOVED my post."\nSandrine isn't the only trainer who's upset about gym closures in Montreal either.\nCassis also told us that various "trainers and business owners reached out to [her] saying they're losing clients at an astounding rate and they are grateful [she] brought some awareness to this issue."\n\nYou tagged Premier Legault in your post. Have you received any response from the provincial government?\n View this post on Instagram Movement is the medicine, Self-love is the foundation ✨💕 A post shared by Sandrine Cassis 🌙 (@sweetdrine) on Aug 2, 2020 at 8:49am PDT\n\n"Nothing, just silence," Sandrine told us.\n"The closure of gyms is affecting our well-being AND our livelihood. Both business owners and gym-goers are outraged and concerned for their well-being," the trainer stated.\nCurrently, all gyms in red zones are expected to remain closed until October 28. Legault has also mentioned that this partial lockdown could last longer than the anticipated 28 days.