It’s probably an understatement to say that it’s been a tough year for gyms, personal trainers, fitness instructors and the likes.
Amid a string of stricter Covid-19 measures announced on May 4 by the multi-ministry task force, indoor gyms and fitness studios have been classified as high-risk settings and will be closed from May 8 to May 30.
They were also one of the first ones to go in 2020 back when the pandemic had just begun.
Tighter curbs to stem the rise in coronavirus cases here have led to many self-employed trainers losing a bulk of their income.
In our interview with boutique gym Absolute You’s fitness trainer Tiong Jia En about the new restrictions during Phase 2 (Heightened Alert), she tells us that she’s taking it in stride despite having no income from her main job as a spin and pilates trainer.