Leicester gym chains to freeze payments during Coronavirus outbreak
By Samuel Gill
Gym chains were one of the latest to close this past Friday (MAR20) alongside pubs, leisure centres, clubs, theatres, cinemas and restaurants in new measures announced by Boris Johnson in order to tackle COVID-19 also known as Coronavirus.
This led to potential worry from customers due to the amount of time that the pandemic could last and as a result, gym chains taking money from customers still during this.
These worries have been confounded though with many of the large chains committed to pausing members’ payments including PureGym which has two locations in Leicester (St Georges Way and Walnut Street).
When gyms reopen, payments will be credited by any outstanding amount from their current subscription and classes/workouts will be launched on their app.
Other chains to announce this move include Virgin Active, David Lloyd Clubs, The Gym and Fitness First with many helping customers out in these uncertain times.