Gyms and swimming pools in England are reopening for the first time since the U.K. went into lockdown as industry experts raise concerns over the impact of lockdown on gym membership numbers.The government has announced a fresh attack on obesity as part of the move, hoping that a fitter nation might be able to minimize the impact of future waves of the virus. But fitness industry experts have warned that lockdown’s impact on people’s exercising habits may mean they are reluctant to head back to the gym even though they are now reopen. Fitness chain David Lloyd clubs opened the doors of its branch in Hampton, Twickenham, at exactly midnight on Saturday to hold what is believed to be the first post-lockdown indoor exercise class.
Gym members exercise between ‘do not use’ machines at PureGym in Leamington Spa
Gym equipment is cleaned at the David Lloyd health club in Worcester, preparing for their reopening today along with gyms across the country as lockdown measures continue to ease