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     on the Ropes

            he Fitness industry has been    But they still had to cover the  music in Hong Kong. Our reporters
            suffering a sharp slump in  rents and maintenance fees of their  in mainland China report young gay
     Tbusiness due to the ongoing  gym centres. Coaches and sportsmen  men under family pressure and the
      coronavirus pandemic.              trainers are disappointed by the gov-  podcast industry in the country.
        Gym centres were closed for  ernment’s response to their sufferings.    Enjoy the  read, and we wish all
      months to reduce infection risk that  They criticized the government’s re-  the best for everyone. Stay safe and
      the government only allows them to  sponse as being too careless and una-  healthy!
      reopen from February 18th 2021.    ware of the current situation of the
        Just when there is light at the end  industry.
      of the COVID-19 tunnel, an outbreak   In this issue of Varsity, we look into
      at Ursus Fitness in Sai Ying Pun sends  the fitness industry in Hong Kong.
      shock waves to the embattled fitness  Our reporters interviewed coaches
      industry.                          and fitness centres owners, to find out
        A total of 122 cases were related  their difficulties and how they coped
      to the gym, according to figure from  with online classes.
      the Centre for Health Protection as of   Varsity  also  explores  other  social
      March 15,  the second-largest cluster  issues such as the latest development
      outbreak in Hong Kong.             in telemedicine, young couples’ sex                 Sarah Ryou
                                                                                             Sarah Ryou
        Many fitness coaches had no in-  vacation, struggles of an ethnic mi-
                                                                                             Chief Editor
      come when gym centres were closed,  nority  student,  K-pop  industry, in-             Chief Editor
      as all classes were cancelled.     novative virtual art, and Christian

        Varsity Magazine, Issue 158, March 2021
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