Pandemic frightened clients of Russian fitness clubs

Customers of Russian fitness clubs hardly accept the new terms of visitation, as evidenced by the statistics of the Association of operators of the fitness industry.

According to them, 35% of cardholders want their money back for season tickets, reports TASS.

As noted by the head of the regional representation in Moscow and MO the Association of representatives of the fitness industry Natalia Stella, “advance payments made to the clubs in the form of buying customers pass, is the basis of the financial model in the fitness industry”.

“Now willing to return the money for season tickets for 35%. The reasons are different — the uncertainty of whether they will be able to use the subscription in the case of the second wave of the pandemic, fear of infection and the need to comply with additional safety rules”, — said the expert.

Recall that in late June, the President of the Association of operators of the fitness industry Olga Kisseleva does not exclude in an interview with RBC that about 60-70% of the representatives of the fitness industry in Russia may go bankrupt and be closed by the beginning of 2021 in a negative scenario of situation development. “About — until the end of 2020 — early 2021 — we expect under the most dire scenario, up to 60-70% of companies that go bankrupt,” — lamented the expert.

Earlier, on may 26 it became known that the fitness clubs, swimming pools and other sports facilities after the lifting of the ban on work because of the coronavirus will be able to work — but by appointment only clients and respect for social distances.

As follows from the recommendations of the CPS, the pool can accommodate up to five people, each should be at least 5 square meters of water surface, or 10 square meters of the track. Also ordered to tighten control over the quality of water in the pool.

In the gym to accommodate the equipment you will need at a minimum distance of five feet from one dlugogo. Group sessions will also need to keep your distance on the floor shall be made for the markup.

Employees of the clubs and pools will have to wear masks, use of antiseptics, pass the “input filter” before the change and measure the temperature yourself.

to Remove the room must be regularly using disinfectants and ventilate every two hours. It is forbidden to serve clients tea and coffee is allowed, only bottled water.

on 9 June, the CPS updated recommendation for the fitness industry removed limits on the number of people in the pool. The decision was taken after additional consultations with the business community, working in the fitness, hotel and leisure industry.

At the suggestion of the business was clarified. Excluded recommendation about the use of the pool is based on one person not less than 10 square meters of water surface. Also removed unnecessary requirements to the public catering, saunas in the presence of fitness clubs.

we also Add that the Russian economy in February—March 2020 was under the powerful impact of two negative factors — the rapid spread of the pandemic coronavirus infection COVID-19 and its deleterious effect on the global economy and collapse in oil prices. Against this background, the rouble significantly depreciated against the dollar and the Euro. Reacting to the situation, the government and the Bank of Russia adopted several packages of measures to support the economy and citizens.

may 11, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the end of may 12, a single period of days off, entered March 30, in the fight against COVID-19.

on 2 June Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin reported on the nationwide state plan for the recovery of the Russian economy in 2020-2021 years, noting in particular that the cost of the plan will amount to about 5 trillion roubles. June 19, Putin was sent a revised draft naplaon.