The Future of Gyms and Sports Centres

Gyms and sports centres are a major part of today's society since not everyone has the equipment they need to exercise at home. However since coronavirus appeared, it has been significantly harder for gyms and sports centres to function properly. Not as many people attended them, for their own safety purposes. This made the economics decrease because no one was paying for any classes to attend or any places to be in the gym.

Because of coronavirus, gyms and sports centres had to close in order for people to stay safe. The reason for this is because when people are exercising in the gym they tend to breathe vigorously. If any water droplets come from a person's mouth and land on a surface, coronavirus could be easily passed on if that person was infected.

There is also the reason that a gym is a very popular place and it can get very overcrowded at some points. That would have been a lot of people in one place, which was when coronavirus could have been passed a lot easier.

Another reason why they had to close is that, at the beginning, no one was really sure of where coronavirus came from. Research had not looked into it to discover its cause so people had to stay away from others that they weren't in contact with a lot. This meant that vulnerable places, like gyms, were not allowed to be accessed.

When, eventually, gyms reopened, serious precautions were put in place to keep everyone safe. The precautions included things like: using anti-bacterial wipes to wipe down all the equipment, using hand sanitizer before and after you come to the gym. These precautions were put in place so no one would become infected with coronavirus.

When gyms and sports centres were reopened, only certain parts could be open to the public. The gym and swimming pool were open but classes with a teacher were not allowed because it would have been a group of people together.

When sports centres fully open again, things are never going to be the same, the rules and precautions are going to be severe but they only do it to keep everyone safe. So we can only hope that cases drop so gyms and sports centres apcan reopen again.

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  • Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
    16 Dec 2020

    Gyms and sports centres are big business in the UK. Can you link your post to the future of work and what impact covid-19 might have on the companies that run these places?

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    1. Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg idealistic_editor | Bruntcliffe Academy
      Olivia @ the BNC's comment 19 Dec 2020

      The effect that COVID-19 might have on the companies that run these places is that they may lose a lot of money since people are not using them as much. But when they all reopen the economics may rise because people will use them more often.

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