Gymnasiums in the national capital started reopening for their patrons on September 14th, five months after they were closed, following the outbreak of COVID-19 and measures taken by the government to curb its spread.
Udit, a trainer at Funkfit gym in Delhi said that all safety measures are in place at the gym and precautions are being taken to prevent any spread of the disease. He added that the customers are provided hand sanitizers when they enter the gym after which their temperatures are checked using thermal scanners.
We open the gym at 5.30 am and as soon as a client comes in, we give them sanitizer and check their temperature, only then they are allowed in. We’re not allowing more than eight people on the floor in an hour. After every 2 to 2.5 hours, there is a break when all equipment is sanitized and gym is cleaned. Gyms were closed for a long time, so we were facing problems. The charges are a little high now, he said.