BUSINESS BEYOND COVID
MANNY RIVERA: Gym industry tweaks protocols to pass safety test and reopen doors
Mandate has been signed in liaison with health ministry to discuss measures to get back into business
In the Business Beyond Covid series, CEOs and other business leaders and experts in their sectors look to the future after Covid-19. What effect has the pandemic and resulting lockdown had on their industries and the SA economy as a whole? Which parts will bounce back first and which will never be the same again? Most importantly, they try to answer the question: where to from here?
SA’s R21.8bn fitness industry has been pinned down on the proverbial training mat for more than four months in a manoeuvre that has immobilised clubs large and small, franchised and independent, with their doors temporarily closed at level 3. It’s a wrestle with time, circumstance, and a pandemic that depends on building strong immune systems, staying fit and keeping healthy...