Despite its bold name, there is one thing the founders of Toronto's Fearless Boxing Club seem to be scared of: vaccinated people.
According to an Instagram post, the gym's vaccine policy states that people who've "received the experimental Covid vaccine" will no longer be accepted as members.
The policy states the gym's current members include doctors, nurses, teachers, parents, and youth who "feel safer waiting until more research is done on the side effects being discovered right now."
All of the COVID-19 vaccines being used in Canada were approved by Health Canada and subject to large clinical trials that showed their safety and efficacy. According to the City of Toronto, the vaccines "met the same safety and quality standards required for all vaccines. No steps were skipped in the approval process."
According to blogTO, Fearless Studios was founded by professional boxer Mohammad Abedeen and professional dancer Krystal Glazier-Rosco. Its Instagram bio states that the business was "BUILT in the lockdown, OPENED in the lockdown. & WE'RE NOT GOING ANYWHERE!!!"
Its Instagram page, which has around 2,500 followers, also includes a section called "Covid Bull," seemingly complaining about masks and lockdowns.
Recent Instagram stories of "Camp Freedom" show clips of mostly unmasked children inside boxing and playing.