Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Melbourne gym hosts anti-mask conspiracy theorists meeting

Melbourne gym hosts anti-mask conspiracy theorists meeting
July 31, 2020

A group of Coronavirus conspiracy theorists have ignored social distancing requirements during a meeting at Melbourne gym.

Held on Sunday at The Combat Athlete gym in the suburb of Cranbourne gym, the anti-mask conspiracy theorists gather to discuss the conduct of Victorian Police and government “lies”.

The meeting, part of a broader movement of 'sovereign citizens' who use the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act to challenge the law.

One attendee posted an image of the meeting on Facebook which showed the group was ignoring Stage three restrictions and not wearing masks or social distancing.

He wrote "a great night together discussing the putrid conduct of the police, government and media lies.

“We are strong and won’t bow down to these oppressors.

“God bless the righteous and give them power to prevail.”

The meeting was addressed by a woman who has risen to prominence having filmed herself driving through a Victoria Police checkpoint.

Coronavirus cases sees Fitness First close two Sydney gyms
Fitness First has been forced to close two of its clubs in Sydney this week - in Kings Cross and St Leonards - after infected members worked out at the facilities.

As of Tuesday this week Fitness First in Kings Cross was undergoing a deep clean after a person with COVID-19 took a class there last week.

The gym in the Sydney suburb of Potts Point, was placed on high alert amid a cluster of new cases.

Advising that the infected person took the class last Monday, Fitness First advised in a statement “Fitness First Kings Cross was made aware by the NSW Health Department that an individual who subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 visited its Kings Cross club on July 20 to attend a class only, and did not use the gym floor or facilities.

“NSW Health has already contacted those members that have been identified as being in close contact with the person diagnosed with COVID-19.

“Fitness First Kings Cross has followed all the NSW Health recommendations and guidelines in relation to this matter, including providing them with the details of all members who are required to self-isolate as a result of being in contact with the member.

“Fitness First has been advised that all members who are required to self-isolate have been contacted and no other members, staff or visitors to the club are at risk.

“The club has undergone a process of deep cleaning in addition to increased daily cleaning that has been taking place since the club reopened in June. The club remains open and safe for all those visiting.”

As of yesterday (30th July), the chain as closed its club in the suburb of St Leonards for deep cleaning having been was notified of a confirmed case that attended the club on 27th July.

Images: A group of Coronavirus conspiracy theorists meet at the Combat Athlete gym in Cranbourne (top) and Fitness First St Leonards was closed as yesterday for deep cleaning (below).

Related Articles

29th July 2020 - OneMusic introduces fee relief for customers in the fitness and wellbeing sector

28th July 2020 - Reed Exhibitions Australia announces discontinuation of The Fitness Shows in Melbourne and Sydney

20th July 2020 - Parramatta’s fitness professionals help local seniors stay active

19th July 2020 - Without JobKeeper 60% of Australian fitness businesses will close in less than a month

17th July 2020 - Reopening approved for Plus Fitness Campbelltown following temporary COVID-19 closure

16th July 2020 - Planet Fitness takes ‘vigorous steps’ to limit community transmission of Coronavirus

15th June 2020 - Fitness Australia calls for national consistency in state government gym reopenings

14th June 2020 - Australian Institute of Fitness’ Steve Pettit says industry ‘will never look the same as it did pre COVID-19’

11th June 2020 - Fitness First to reopen NSW gyms from Saturday

10th June 2020 - Fitness Australia releases new industry code of ethics

4th June 2020 - Fitness First Australia announces reopening of all clubs

29th May 2020 - Fitness Australia releases Checklist to ensure gyms offer safe environments when reopening

21st March 2020 - Centr app now available to members of Fitness First, Goodlife Health Clubs, Jetts Fitness and Zap Fitness

17th March 2020 - Fitness First highlights gym hygiene measures

1st February 2020 - Fitness First Singapore advises that claims of club closures due to Coronavirus are ‘bogus’

15th March 2018 - Fitness First announces new digital experiences to motivate 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.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

BODY BIKE AUSTRALIA

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

Fitness / Recreation / Sport / Technology / Wellness

 
 

Envibe

With its sleek good looks and easy-to-use yet powerful functionality, Envibe is the premium fitness club software for the Australasian leisure, recreation and fitness industry. We are the most…

read more

Aquatics / Fitness / Recreation / Technology

 
 

Spill Station Australia

Compliant chemical storage and decanting solutions. Includes spill kits, spill containment pallets, chemical decanting decks and safety shower and eyewash equipment. See our full range of solutions

read more

Aquatics / Safety / Security / Venues

 
 

Summit Fitness

Summit Fitness Equipment is now part of NovoFit - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/novofit/

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Technology / Wellness

 
 

PathMinder

PathMinder Pty Ltd have partnered with AllUser Industries srl to bring Europe’s most advanced high security portals to the Australian and New Zealand markets. AllUser Industries started to…

read more

Access / Fitness / Recreation / Security

 
 

GLADSTONE MRM

Gladstone Health & Leisure (Gladstone MRM Pty Ltd Australia) is a leading supplier of leisure management and fitness software and is endorsed by leading health and fitness professionals and…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Technology / Venues

 
 

CENTAMAN

Centaman has been a market leader in Enterprise Software Solutions for the leisure and recreation industry and both profit and not-for-profit attractions since 1991. It offers a wide range of software…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Technology / Ticketing

 
 

Hadley/Series Australia Pty Ltd

Hadley Australia and Series Australia Pty Ltd are the leading quality theatre chair manufacturers in the southern hemisphere. The businesses work closely with architects, interior designers and…

read more

Arts / Culture / Design / Entertainment / Venues

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business