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Fitness in the gym: how will workouts go after the pandemic
Metropolitan fitness clubs have not been working for more than two months. Since March 21, they have been quarantined due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Of course, clients immediately found alternatives: first, outdoor activities, and when they became banned, online training at home. And, it would seem, everyone has already adapted and significantly saved the budget, without overpaying for visiting sports clubs. However, real lovers of gyms no longer sit still, they are ready to burst onto the treadmills with renewed vigor or lie under the barbells. We spoke with the general director of the World Class fitness club chain Nikolai Pryanishnikov and found out when to wait for the opening of gyms and whether we can go to the pool and spa as before.
When will fitness clubs open?
No indication at this time this account is not, but the owners are hoping that the clubs will be allowed to open soon. In the current situation, every day of downtime affects. It is worth noting that modern fitness clubs, equipped in accordance with all standards, are much safer places to visit than many other public institutions.
Fitness clubs are still closed in almost all regions. The first franchise club World Class in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk opened its doors in Russia at the end of May. Group lessons are held there by appointment and at intervals between classes for disinfection and ventilation. Besides Sakhalin, clubs have already been opened in Tatarstan and Kirov.
How will the gyms work after the opening?
Rospotrebnadzor published the official list of recommendations for fitness clubs back on May 26. Most of them are quite logical and understandable, their implementation will be effective, but there are also some very controversial points that the owners plan to discuss with RPN in the coming days. A large amount of work is currently being done to prepare for the opening.
Will spas, saunas, pools be available?
Pools, spas and saunas also have a number of rules and restrictions. A visit to the pool is possible provided that at least 5 sq. M. Will be allocated for each visitor. m of water mirror area or 10 sq. m pool track. The data will be calculated based on the total area. Most World Class clubs have a three-stage cleaning system: every 6 hours, the entire volume of water in the pool is treated, including with UV lamps. As for the work of spa centers, the authorities in the Moscow region have already lifted restrictions, Beauty Spa opened in clubs in Pavlovo and Zhukovka.