Fernando Junior, founder of BeWater, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu studio in Central, said local gyms are close to bankruptcy even though they can now reopen under tight restrictions. Photo: Xiaomei Chen Fernando Junior, founder of BeWater, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu studio in Central, said local gyms are close to bankruptcy even though they can now reopen under tight restrictions. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Fernando Junior, founder of BeWater, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu studio in Central, said local gyms are close to bankruptcy even though they can now reopen under tight restrictions. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Hong Kong gyms reopen but owners say financial toll of Covid-19 is too great – ‘We’re dead in the water’

  • Most locally run gyms and fitness studios feel as if they won’t survive the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Owners also have reservations about requirement to wear masks while working out and say it could be harmful

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Fernando Junior, founder of BeWater, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu studio in Central, said local gyms are close to bankruptcy even though they can now reopen under tight restrictions. Photo: Xiaomei Chen Fernando Junior, founder of BeWater, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu studio in Central, said local gyms are close to bankruptcy even though they can now reopen under tight restrictions. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Fernando Junior, founder of BeWater, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu studio in Central, said local gyms are close to bankruptcy even though they can now reopen under tight restrictions. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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