Singapore Gyms & Yoga Chains To Temporarily Close, Online Classes Made Available, Memberships Frozen

Although Singapore’s Covid-19 Multi-Ministry Task Force doesn’t require gyms and yoga studios to close, a few big names have decided to temporarily cease operations.

The task force allowed certain businesses to remain open if they could maintain the new safe distancing measures, such as keeping to 1 person per 16m² of space and ensuring that any group has no more than 10 people, with a 1-metre distance between them.

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Main fitness chains to close for up to 1 month

According to Channel NewsAsia (CNA), co-chair of the task force and National Development Minister Lawrence Wong said gyms and yoga studios were not required to close unless they fail to comply with safe distancing measures.

However, it seems that the main chains in Singapore will still proceed with temporary closure.

Some gyms & yoga studios to close for up to 1 month

Fitness First, the largest gym chain in Singapore with 19 outlets, have announced on their Facebook page that all branches will be closed till 30 Apr.

Other gyms that will be closed till the end of next month include:

For these chains, membership will be frozen till 30 Apr. Yoga Movement and Yoga Lab customers with bookings will have their classes automatically cancelled and credit returned to their accounts.

Pure Fitness and Pure Yoga have also announced temporary 2-week closures from today (27 Mar) till 9 Apr, with membership suspended during this period without charge.

All outlets will undergo deep cleaning to sanitise spaces during this time.

Gyms offer online workouts & livestreams

Although premises will be closed, customers can skill keep fit with a series of online classes prepared by select chains.

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Customers can attend online fitness classes

Fitness First is launching a series of virtual group fitness classes, while Virgin Active will continue to add online workouts to their platform.

Amore Fitness will live stream classes for their customers.

You can visit their official websites for more details.

Adapting to the restrictions of Covid-19

With safe and social distancing being a key measures in Singapore, we need to be flexible and adapt to the changes it brings.

While we cannot visit the premises, we have been offered options to continue keeping fit at home through online and virtual means.

Let’s roll with the punches and make this safe distancing thing work. Stay healthy from the comfort of your own homes.

Featured image adapted from The Tanglin Club.

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