There should be a financial inducement to encourage people to support local fitness centres.
With around 20 million visits in March, according to one estimate, surely fitness studios should have been at the centre of outbreaks.
There needs to be a paradigm shift in policy and culture. Our state should work to keep us healthy and allow us as individuals to be responsible for our actions.
The underlying motive for this tradition, though now often dressed up in quasi-medical language, is as much aesthetic as sanitary.