Coronavirus: Fitness Industry “Devastated” By Lockdown

The fitness industry has been “devastated'” by the Covid-19 pandemic, the trade body UKActive has warned.

In a recent BBC News Article gym and training club owners describe that even though they are now open, guidelines mean that they can’t operate in any where near to pre-covid lock down levels.

Mixed Martial Arts – which combines a number of fighting disciplines including kickboxing, jiu-jitsu and wrestling – requires close physical contact during training.

Strict rules around contact between people mean MMA fighters cannot spar at gyms at all.

Gyms were allowed to reopen in England on 25 July after just over four months of lockdown, but by then many gyms had lost over half its members, with many facing financial difficulties.

“Covid-19 has devastated the fitness and leisure sector, with many businesses having zero income but still facing overhead costs,” said UKActive CEO Huw Edwards.

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