Lake Sports Complex gym reopens today

Lake Sports Complex gym reopens today

An employee sanitises the gym at the Lake Sports Complex. File

Tribune News Service

Deepankar Sharda

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 9

A day after the UT Administration allowed opening of gyms, the facility at the Lake Sports Complex here will be thrown open to the members from June 10.

Two gyms operate under the Sports Department — one at Sector 42 Sports Complex and other at the Lake Sports Complex.

While the gyms at the coaching centres are exclusively for professional players, the two facilities cater to intermediate players and members.

For the past few months, these facilities were closed due to partial lockdown.

Ahead of reopening, the gym arena at the Lake Sports Complex was sanitised today.

“The entire gym area has been sanitised. It will be sanitised on every alternate day and only 50 per cent of the members will be allowed to use the facility at one time,” said Naib Singh, General Manager, Lake Sports Complex.

“The gyms open in two sessions and the members have been allotted the slots accordingly,” he said.

Meanwhile, sources said the hi-tech gym at the Sector 42 Sports Complex would open this week.

The Sector 42 facility was not opened during the last lockdown as it was shifted into an isolation centre.

The Lake Sports Complex is one of the highest revenue generating centres of the Sports Department. Its membership always remains in demand as it allows people to use both club/restaurant and sporting facilities.

“The membership will be reviewed and issued as per the rules. The members will be allowed to use the gym for 45 minutes. The timings will be increased in the coming days to one hour,” said Naib Singh.

“Last time, the members were asked to wear a face shield and take other precautions. The equipment will be sanitised after every hour,” he added.

As per the existing timings, the gym would open to the public from 6 am to 12 pm and from 3 pm to 9 pm. However, a few members suggested that the authorities should extend the opening hours and only 10 people should be accommodated in one slot.

“Instead of allowing 50 per cent members to use the gym, the authorities should allow only 10 people to use it at a given point of time. The gym should open early in morning or function till late in the evening as this place will surely attract a good number of people. The authorities should take some strict measures,” said Anup.

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