If you get the eye of the tiger at a Korean gym, forget ‘Gangnam ...


If you get the eye of the tiger at a Korean gym, forget ‘Gangnam Style’

To contain Covid-19 cases, the country has ordered slower workouts, a move gym owners have criticised

Daewoung Kim and Dogyun Kim

Plenty of gym-goers rely on a good tune to get themselves through that workout, but in South Korea their musical options have just reduced significantly under new Covid-19 rules.

To the standard restrictions such as social distancing and travel curbs, South Korea has added a requirement that gyms do not play music with more than 120 beats a minute during group exercises such as aerobics and spinning.

Health officials said the measure is intended to prevent breathing too fast or splashing sweat onto other people, while avoiding having to close such businesses as they have during previous waves...

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