Bendigo gym owners have greatly welcomed regional Victoria's eased lockdown restrictions.
3T Fitness owner Sophie Hawken said it was good to see restrictions eased but worried about the uncertain future ahead.
"It's a good thing to open but it's scary considering it was only meant to be a seven day thing that turned into 14 days and it has hurt us and it's a worry," she said.
Ms Hawken said many clients were excited to be back when they reopened on Friday.
"There were lots of happy faces returning back, I think people really needed to come to the gym for their mental health during the lockdown and may of gotten into a funk without it," she said.
"For some people not being able to turn up to a class and to not have that interaction was really difficult."
There were lots of happy faces returning back and I think people really needed to come to the gym for their mental health.3T Fitness owner Sophie Hawken
Ms Hawken said many gym and fitness business owners will continue to be on edge in the coming months due to the unpredictability of the pandemic.
"We are super happy to be open and we are working with what we got. It was normal only a couple of weeks ago and it really came out of nowhere," she said.
"It's a concern and I often think maybe I should just go and get a government job because shutting your business takes it toll on on you.
"We honestly can't predict how much money we will lose. I mean we have been closed for over 26 weeks.
"We just keep thinking how longer can stay open if another lockdown happens."
Regional Victorians moved into an easing of restrictions from Friday meaning residents can now welcome visitors to their homes in limited numbers.
Public gathering limits increased from a maximum of 10 people to 20, with the number of people allowed at food and drink venues jumping to 150.
Indoor physical recreation and sport opened with a density quotient of one person per four square metres with a maximum venue capacity of 150 people, including no more than 50 indoors.
The same rules apply to indoor play centres, indoor skateparks and indoor trampolining centres.
Ms Hawken said despite some density requirements, it was important to look at the positives in every situation.
"If we weren't positive about the situation then we would honestly just spiral out of control," she said.
"We need to be positive for our clients, because if we are down than people will come to our sessions and our gym will feed off that.
"People love what we do so we will try and push forward."
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