• Patrick McBride

Lockdown in the fitness industry

When the order came that Martin Greaney's gym and personal training studio had to close immediately due to restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, he was worried what impact that would have on his FitFX business, staff and loyal customers.

Jacinda McBride during a LIVE session with Martin from Fitfx this morning.

With the door sliding shut the focus was shifted to keep connected with his gym family. His personal space at home became a production studio and with camera in hand, Greaney was back up and running. Waves of support soon followed.

"Some see us just as an exercise facility, however FitFX is more about community. Many friendships have been made over the years and what we crave most is the connection to our amazing network of clients, friends and trust circles" Greaney told McBride Vision.

Martin pictured with his children.

The digital presence was helping to keep his clients healthy and in high spirits during a testing time.

"Keeping in contact with them and making sure they feel supported while we are all physical distancing is very important to me – we are all in this together," Greaney said.

Currently under level three, public venues like gyms and libraries still remain closed. The next announcement regarding the level is May 11. At level 2, gyms could reopen, but there would be some restrictions in place to ensure public safety.