Sports halls, swimming pools and gyms will be able to re-open progressively from the 2nd of June. An announcement greeted with enthusiasm but also concern by the professionals.Gym in Brest. (Photo illustration) (FRANCE BLEU BREIZH IZEL / RADIO FRANCE)
Among the measures announced by the Prime minister Édouard Philippe Thursday, may 28, the gradual return in sports halls. Fitness rooms, gyms or swimming pools will reopen from the 2nd of June in the green zone. For the orange zone, it will still be necessary to wait until the 22 June. Great news for the lovers of sports practice as for the professionals of the sector, even if many questions remain unanswered.
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Anthony learned the news of the reopening of the sports clubs in full for his session, then he goes and squats and rises to her knees on the parking lot of his gym, with a small group. “The sport, it remains an outlet for a lot of people. Especially after the confinement, we still need to let off some steam. Some have gained weight, others need to move spend. So, for me, it is a very, very good news. I’m glad”, welcomes there still be all sweaty.
Booking system and reorganization of the course
Enthusiasm shared by Mathias Ranque, co-manager of the room. Even if it’s going to require a lot of work to re-open in good conditions as early as Tuesday, 2 June. In particular, the establishment of a booking system. And reorganizing the use of time, to ensure that lessons are systematically spaced a quarter of an hour, the time to disinfect the room. “It is true that it is a re-opening, but it almost looks like a opening of meeting, that I have ever done. I took over the family business”, explains Mathias Ranque. Re-open, “it is to see the reaction of people, he adds, is that everyone is going to really play the game, will be understanding, also in relation to the trial-and-error, which will not fail to exist ? But at the same time, the excitement of reviewing all the people I’m writing for several weeks and see it in real”.
I like a ball to the stomach, like a kid who is going to college for the first time.Mathias Ranque, the head of a hall of sports cars to franceinfo
Patron of three fitness rooms in the Landes and the Basque Country, who have a total of 8 thousand members, Didier Maisonnave, is also relieved. It will put everything in place to re-open from Thursday. For large structures, it is impossible to change everything in four days, especially as the professionals of the sector are waiting for clear guidelines from the ministry of Sport. “There are the gel, of course. Orders have been made, delivered barely, but delivered. Traffic corridors have been put in place with the signage. For all teams, equipment was provided, masks, face shields…”, lists Didier Maisonnave. “Alongside this, we think the reorganization of all the classrooms. But now, we need to know exactly the signs that are given to us”, he says.
To finalize everything, we need guidelines.Didier Maisonnave, owner of three fitness rooms in the south-ouestà franceinfo
For this entrepreneur, the crisis of the Covid-19 has been the most difficult test of his career. He said that he has learned to make decisions, without any visibility, and now hopes, a return to “normal” life soon.
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