Like the restaurants, Smart fit It reopens in Mexico City, adapting to the measures implemented by the Government.
Among the measures established for the first stage of reopening these are the service in open spaces, taking care of a distance of 1.5 meters between each one, open until 6:00 p.m., a capacity limited to 40 percent, with systematic use of codes QR, a weekly sample of employees to 5 percent of the workforce with tests and the accompaniment of the INVEA authorities to the supervision operations.
Before the contingency, there were about 12,500 gyms, of which 20 percent were lost, it is also estimated that of the 10 thousand that remain, each one had lost 50 thousand dollars a month (the equivalent of 1 million pesos) in the middle of 2020.
“Other unions have obtained a tax discount in January. While we, being respectful of authority, we have not received help. We ask for support too“, They highlighted.
In total in the year they had had a loss of 2.4 billion dollars, according to data from the Mexican Association of Gimnasios y Clubes AC (AMEGYC), so the instance asked the Government of Mexico City and the State of Mexico that will also be taken into account to open their facilities.
Now specifically in Smart Fit, will be added through outdoor classes in different parts of the City. The vast majority of them are near the chain’s gyms.
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“Smart Fit, understanding the challenges that confinement implies, has adapted this modality that will allow its users to continue with their activities and physical routines that benefit their health – physical and mental -, which at times like these is when you have to take care the most of them. The open-air modality will be present in 33 locations, and 1,435 classes will be offered per week (from Monday to Sunday) ”, the firm shared through a statement.
The format of the aforementioned classes will be between 30 and 60 minutes long, with a total weekly impact of approximately 64 thousand 575 hours.
Mexico City is the entity where the gym sector was hit the most because they only had 15 percent attendance, but it should be noted that these activities also include users of the Mexico state, to cover operations throughout the Valley of Mexico.
In other words, to participate in the open-air modality, users of both entities must have their Smart Fit plans active. In case you want to unfreeze your plans, you should approach the team.
During September 2020, the authorities determined that the cardio area, where there are joint classes or where athletes warm up, could not be opened because there was a latent risk of infection, so the solution has been outdoor spaces.