Coronavirus fitness boom: more new gyms as Hong Kong retail rentals slide, with sharp rise in 24-hour centres squib

The Covid-19 pandemic forced 151 gyms in Hong Kong to close last year, but 365 opened, with operators taking advantage of cheaper rents and catering to a surge in fitness enthusiasts in the city.A new round of social-distancing restrictions to deal with the outbreak of infections caused by the Omicron variant of the coronavirus has hit gyms hard as they have been forced to close temporarily, but operators pledged to press on.There are 1,189 gyms in the city. Last year’s closures were a new high…
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