SA lockdown: Gyms flex their muscles

Gym owners and workers held a silent protests on Wednesday against the closure of workout facilities since the lockdown began in March. They say, now that the COVID-19 infection rate is slowing down, gyms should be allowed to re-open because scores of people have already lost their jobs. Slindelo Masikane reports. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Gym owners and workers held silent protests on Wednesday against the closure of workout facilities since lockdown began in March.

They say now that the heavy lifting has been done and the COVID-19 infection rate is slowing, gyms should be allowed to reopen because scores of people have already lost their jobs. 

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According to FitSA, the gym industry in South Africa employs around 29,000 people, each feeding at least four mouths and supporting more than 116,000 livelihoods. 

Jobs of employees across the industry are under enormous threat and taking a lot of strain.

Those in the industry say should gyms not be given the go-ahead to open soon, there will be a complete collapse.

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