A gym owner will go on trial charged with allegedly remaining open in breach of coronavirus restrictions.
Michelle Meade-Wyatt, 45, from Lydiate, Merseyside, pleaded not guilty to keeping open The Ripped Gym in Wych Elm, Harlow, Essex on 5 November.
Appearing at Southend Magistrates' Court, she also denied causing criminal damage by destroying magazines worth £6 belonging to Essex Police.
Ms Meade-Wyatt is expected to go on trial in February.
Ten fixed penalty notice tickets were given to people in the gym last month.
Harlow Council had issued a prohibition order requiring it to close.
Essex was in England tier two restrictions during that time, which meant gyms were banned from opening.