BOLZANO. Covid-19 has hit fitness centers extremely hard. “After eight months of lockdown we reopened for four weeks. And the first balance is bleak: while all the sectors most affected by the pandemic are finally able to recover economically, we are forced to look “, he says disappointed. Armin Bonamico, spokesperson for the fitness center operators in the Union.
What is particularly irritating is the fact that, in South Tyrol, theand access rules to fitness centers are much stricter than in the rest of Italy. For example the obligation to test for the frequency of a fitness center.
“Only because of this imposition we have lost around 20 percent of our customers so far, who prefer to avoid going to the fitness center so as not to have to undergo the test “, underlines Bonamico.
Added to this is the fact that, with the current Annex A, the rules relating to distancing have also been tightened. “We absolutely cannot understand this unacceptable unequal treatment“, adds the president of the Union Philipp Moser.
“We have supported the Green Pass project from the very beginning, at least as long as it was a model for the whole economy. But if it is to be mandatory just for us, then it goes without saying that people will gladly give up coming to the gym. For all other sectors, the economic recovery is already well underway, while the fitness and wellness centers the situation remains gloomy, especially in view of the autumn. Something must absolutely change! “Bonamico hopes.
“In our industry the situation remains dramatic“, summarizes the spokesman for the managers of fitness centers in the Union, Armin Bonamico.” We need to finally give concrete prospects to this important service sector as well “, concludes the president of the Union Philipp Moser.