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Fitness First Singapore advises that claims of club closures due to Coronavirus are ‘bogus’
Fitness First Singapore has moved to debunk what it says is a “bogus” notice being circulated online that claims its clubs are closed as a result of Asia’s Coronavirus outbreak.
As reported by ChannelNewsAsia, Fitness First Singapore announced in a statement posted on Facebook on Thursday (30th January) that "it has come to our attention that a bogus notice has been circulating through various messaging apps claiming that Fitness First Singapore clubs are closed until further notice.
"We wish to clarify that this is not true and that all our clubs are operating normally.
"We will be filing a police report and will work closely with the authorities to investigate the matter."
The fake notice looked similar to one Fitness First Singapore posted on its official Facebook page on Wednesday (see below), in which they advised "with the increasing number of reported cases of novel coronavirus pneumonia, extended precautionary measures will be implemented to ensure your well-being and safety in the clubs.
Fitness First added "as a courtesy to other members and staff, if you are feeling unwell and demonstrate symptoms of the virus, we encourage you to seek medical attention promptly and refrain from working out during this time.”
ChannelNewsAsia questioned Fitness First Singapore's country manager Anil Chugani who advised that the company is monitoring the developments of the virus outbreak and keeping abreast of the Health Ministry's guidelines "so as to make adjustments to the precautionary measures put in place where necessary".
Fitness First Singapore also noted "we are also stepping up information and updates to address concerns of members and employees in real time.”
Australasian Leisure Management are aware of reports that gyms in Beijing are closed.
Image top courtesy of Fitness First Singapore and centre and above from Fitness First Singapore Facebook
31st January 2020 - Coronavirus declared global health emergency by World Health Organization
29th January 2020 - Swim schools concerned about Coronavirus
27th January 2020 - Coronavirus impacts Asian sporting events
26th January 2020 - Coronavirus fears sees closure of Hong Kong and Shanghai Disney resorts
15th October 2019 - Plus Fitness opens their first gym in Singapore
28th September 2019 - FIBO to introduce new South East Asia event in Singapore
16th September 2019 - Evolution Wellness expands in fast growing south east Asian fitness market
14th September 2019 - World-first sees Fitbit integration into Singapore’s public health program
7th August 2019 - Event series to ‘connect Asia’s fitness industry’
26th June 2019 - ExPRO ready to present Singapore’s biggest ever fitness convention
26th February 2019 - Exercisers face health risks if using gym towels to wipe down equipment
23rd February 2017 - Asian fitness club merger sees creation of Evolution Wellness
23rd February 2016 - Fitness clubs face ongoing hygiene battle
31st August 2015 - Fitness First opens exclusive Gravity club in Singapore
21st January 2015 - Study finds dirty gyms turn away members
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