March 18, 2020 11.02 am This story is over 49 months old

Lincoln gyms stay open, but adapt to coronavirus

Many gyms implemented special COVID-19 measures

Most gyms in Lincoln appear to be staying open, but a number of them have put special measures in place over fears of the spread of coronavirus.

It is advised to check with your gym what its specific measures are before attending.

We compiled a handy guide of some of the advice being issued by gyms in the area:

  • David Lloyd – From March 18 there will be more space created for members to help with social distancing. Group exercise classes will reduce in capacity by 50% and all classes will have extra time allowed for additional cleaning. It will also limit the number of people in any one space to 100
  • Energie Fitness (Lincoln) – It will remain open as normal, but class sizes have been reduced so people can participate and stay a metre away from each other. The over 50s class is cancelled. Anyone unwell, over 70 or pregnant can  call the gym as membership can be frozen with no charge.
  • University of Sports Centre – It is closed and staff and students will have their memberships suspended for the closure period
  • DW Fitness First – It remains open for business and exercise is encouraged so long as guidelines around social distancing are followed. Class capacity has been cut by 50%. Saunas are closed, but steam rooms and pools remain open
  • Pure Gym – The gym remains open but all classes have been cancelled until further notice and only a maximum of 100 members are allowed in the club at a time. Certain items of equipment will be temporarily removed to help with social distancing. Opening hours may be reduced in the coming weeks so keep an eye on the gym’s website.
  • Total Fitness – Open as normal. Cleaning teams are continually maintaining the highest possible levels of hygiene across all its clubs. The teams have also increased the frequency of its deep cleaning schedule. The firm said it hasn’t had a positive diagnosis for coronavirus, but should it experience one it will follow official guidelines on next steps and has a clear plan which reflects them
  • Better Gym – The gym remains open, but increased cleaning regimes are in place. It is requested that customers use the anti-bacterial cleaning sprays provided throughout the centre and wipe down equipment before and after use
  • Anytime Fitness Lincoln – Open as normal. Cleaning has been upped to every hour during staffed times on top of its usual daily cleaning routine. Anti-bacterial wipes and gels will be provided 24 hours a day
  • CrossFit Witham Lincoln – Open as normal, but class sizes reduced slightly. Being extra vigilant with cleaning and putting up home work outs on social media for those who can’t make it into the gym
  • Hotpod Yoga – As of March 18 it temporarily closed. At this point it is working with a planned 30 day closure, but this depends on any new guidance from the government and Public Health England. Memberships will automatically be held for 30 days

If you’re self isolating at home, here are five free workouts you can do at home during the coronavirus