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COVID-19: Fitness industry calls for change to ‘baffling and unfair’ rules

Government guidance states indoor group exercise is banned in Tier 3 areas, meaning fitness studios must close. The government is under pressure to change “baffling and unfair” coronavirus guidelines that have forced hundreds of fitness studios to close. Official guidelines specifies that indoor community exercise in Tier 3 areas is forbidden, which means that fitness studios specialized in spinning and yoga must be closed. But gyms can remain open because individual exercise – or exercise in single households and support bubbles – is still permitted. This move is expected to have an impact on 45,000 jobs across the country, according …

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