Day: June 22, 2020

Welcome to your Covid-friendly health club (sorry, the changing rooms are closed)

Health clubs will have to undergo a quiet transformation to be Covid secure - Captain Z for The Telegraph
Health clubs will have to undergo a quiet transformation to be Covid secure – Captain Z for The Telegraph

Barriers around the treadmill, a ban on handshakes, and a one-way system into the children’s ball pool – is this how the health club of the near-future will look? 

Indoor leisure centres in the UK have been shut since late March, due to the pandemic, but there is hope that some in England could start to reopen as early as next month. In Scotland, health cubs will reopen once the country has reached Phase Three of its lockdown plan, whilst Wales and Northern Ireland will reopen indoor gyms and swimming pools once they are at Step Four.

David Lloyd, which runs 115 leisure centres across the UK, this week announced the launch of a new series of “specially developed” outdoor fitness classes, including cycling, “Blaze” (a type of high-intensity interval training),

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