Otium Planning Group is a contemporary sport and leisure consultancy providing services in planning, facility development, management and funding for the sport, recreation and leisure industries…read more
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
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
Felton Industries is Australia’s leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of quality outdoor furniture and has been supplying premium seating solutions for all sporting, commercial, community…read more
iEDM integrate Design, Engineering and Delivery Management services to convert existing spaces into exciting new entertainment venues. Our team consists of highly qualified professionals with diverse…read more
Humanforce is a global provider of workforce management solutions for companies who need flexibility to manage complex workforces. Companies use Humanforce to manage everything from time and…read more
We are the leading providers of kids fun multi-sports programs for Sport and Recreation Centres. Programs cover twelve common sports as well as Gross Motor Skill Development and suit children from as…read more
Email for trade enquiries: Enquiriesapac@myzone.org Customer support desk - Click Myzone support or go to ‘help’ on myzone app to access live support. Myzone® is the leading…read more
BODY BIKE® International is a leading manufacturer of indoor bikes with a 20-year track record of creating the best indoor bikes. Stay connected with Body Bike Australia…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!