When gyms eventually reopen, what will they be like?

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When gyms eventually reopen, what will they be like?

Countries where lockdown is being eased reveal how the fitness industry has adapted to a new reality

Joel Snape

When you are able to go back to gym, what will it be like?

The Covid-19 outbreak feels like a tipping point for the fitness industry — joggers abound, people are sharing hot tips on where to find dumbbells online and thousands of Joe Wicks converts are doing star jumps every morning — but for brick-and-mortar locations, it might be tough to capitalise.

In regions of the US where gyms have reopened, safety protocols include keeping changing rooms and shower facilities closed, reducing capacity to 25% and even wearing masks or full-fingered gloves, none of which are likely to be popular with users...

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