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1Rebel is one of the many fitness clubs to be forced to close its doors due to coronavirus

Coronavirus: 1Rebel Club Offers Space To NHS Workers

1 MIN READ • 14th August 2022
Daniella Gray by Daniella Gray

The outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has undoubtedly been crippling for the economy, especially the health and fitness industry.

With gyms and other fitness clubs being reported as high-risk locations for Coronavirus to spread, many have been forced to close their doors across the country.

As brands seek to innovate and provide alternative services to fight against the pandemic, one London entrepreneur is leading the way by offering its studios to the NHS.

1Rebel co-founder, James Balfour says he’s ready to hand over the keys to all 1Rebel’s London clubs for use by the NHS as Covid-19 spreads across the capital.

James says: “We estimate that, across our seven studios in central London, we could make space for 300–400 beds. There are also extended changing facilities, showers, and areas for IT facilities. There is great lighting and even the fact that we have sound systems – offering the opportunity to play music – could lift people’s spirits”

1Rebel has launched a new website which provides a detailed factsheet to all seven studios, providing all the information the NHS needs to decide if and how it might best use the space.

Find out how other gyms are helping you keep up your healthy lifestyle at this time.

Meet the writer
Daniella Gray
Editorial assistant

Being able to write about everything that's important to me (exercising for mental wellbeing and delicious food, of course) to help people meet their health goals is pretty special. Before emails, I'm usually in the front-room with a dumbbell and on weekends, there's nothing better than the Kent countryside for a leisurely stroll.

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