We are in the midst of a world-historical event, a global disruption that has affected nearly all aspects of daily life. Now, in a number of countries people under “shelter in place” orders, non-essential businesses are closed, and all regions are directing people to practice social distancing and self-isolation. This means the temporary closure of many businesses, including health clubs and fitness studios.
In the midst of the crisis, the health club industry has come together to help the public—and other businesses—cope with this unprecedented disruption. Exercise remains a central factor in healthy living, and regular physical activity has profound effects on the immune system, among other important health markers. In short, people need to stay active, and the industry is taking action to keep the public connected to their clubs and engaged in exercising at home.