Although the benefits of gyms are clear (staying fit as a way to avoid a serious case of COVID-19), so too are the risks: lots of people moving around indoors, sharing equipment and air, breathing heavily — it could be a recipe for easy viral spread. There are scattered reports of coronavirus cases traced back to specific gyms. But gym owners say those are outliers and argue the dominant portrayal overemphasizes potential dangers and ignores their brief but successful track record of safety during the pandemic.