The Federal Council has made a sports decision: From Monday, 19 April 2021, training in the gym will be allowed again. IG Fitness Schweiz is very pleased about today’s relaxation: “After almost four months, fitness centre operators can welcome their members back! At last, the highly motivated employees can once again work to keep the Swiss population healthy,” says Roger Erni, Managing Director of IG Fitness Schweiz, with relief.
“This opening step is overdue, we are pleased to offer our members a perspective again and we are doing everything we can to protect those training from the virus with the best possible measures.”
To this end, the protection concepts will be consistently implemented as before.
Fitness center members can resume their workouts with some restrictions: Training on equipment and participation in group classes up to max. 15 persons is possible again. A little patience is still needed for sauna and wellness fans. The indoor pools and sauna facilities will remain closed. Outdoor pools can be opened. Further opening steps will be taken in the light of the epidemiological situation.
IG Fitness Schweiz is convinced that this is the right step: regular exercise, targeted muscle training and relaxation strengthen the immune system and activate the self-healing powers. It is well known that many common diseases are prevented by regular muscle and exercise training.
“Our gyms have state-of-the-art infrastructures with highly trained staff. Even in the current situation, we can offer health-oriented training with a high level of protection against infection.”
Erni promises. After all, the fitness industry is interested in gradually increasing utilization so that we can return as many members as possible to their training habits.
IG Fitness Schweiz is looking forward to continuing its constructive cooperation with the Federal Office of Public Health (BAG) in order to strive for further opening steps and soon for normal operation again. It is important to remember that this can only be achieved with the help of the staff and members, who must continue to adhere with discipline to the protection concepts and the FOPH’s guidelines! IG Fitness Schweiz is confident that this will succeed.