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London-based Spin Club 1Rebel Reveals What It Will Look like after Lockdown

Men's Health UK logo Men's Health UK 4 days ago Daniel Davies
a man doing a trick on a stage: London-based spin club 1rebel has revealed what its studios will look like when they're allowed to reopen, as well as a number of additional safety measures © Provided by Men's Health UK London-based spin club 1rebel has revealed what its studios will look like when they're allowed to reopen, as well as a number of additional safety measures

Gyms may not have been given a date for reopening, but that doesn't mean they're not getting ready for the day the public floods back through their doors, in a socially-distant manner of course.

Today, London-based spin club 1rebel has released images of what its Victoria studio will look like when it's allowed to reopen.

As you can see from the images above, once reopened 1Rebel's spin bikes will have perspex screens placed in front of them and will each be placed 1m apart from each other.

1Rebel will also be putting in place a number of additional measures to keep members safe. Measures include:

  • Self scanning temperature checks at entry
  • Hand sanitiser stations
  • Perspex screens at reception
  • Ventilation systems superior to that of an aeroplane

Like many gym owners, 1Rebel cofounder, James Balfour, wasn't impressed with the government's decision to open pubs and restaurants while keeping gyms and fitness studios closed.

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Speaking about the decision, Balfour said: "It has been announced that the UK is the most overweight nation in Europe. It’s an absolute disgrace that McDonald’s has been allowed to reopen before our fitness centres. Over the past weeks and months we have made a host of changes, at huge cost, that make us far safer than the average pub or plane.

"In the midst of a health crisis, government policy makers have not considered gyms as a priority or extension to the health system showing a huge lack of understanding of the industry contribution to society.

"Without urgent leadership this will cripple our industry. As Boris mentioned, there is no zero risk version of this, and we should be encouraging the UK to get moving again as soon as possible, for both mental and physical health. We have been completely compliant, but, unless we can be told otherwise, we will be looking to open early July."

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