London fitness entrepreneur offers NHS space for 400 beds

London fitness entrepreneur offers NHS space for 400 beds

The outbreak of Covid-19 has been crippling for the economy, especially the fitness, sports and leisure industry.

Many London sports and fitness venues have been forced to close their doors and some gyms have even declared bankruptcy. The speed with which the events have unfolded has been alarming.

As sports and leisure brands seek to innovate and provide alternative services to fight against the pandemic, one London entrepreneur is offering his studios to the NHS.

1Rebel co-founder James Balfour says he’s ready to offer all his London clubs for use by the NHS as Covid-19 spreads across the capital.

Balfour says: “We estimate that, across our seven studios in central London, we could make space for 300–400 beds. There are also extended changing facilities, showers, and areas for IT facilities.”

The company has launched a new website which provides a detailed factsheet to all seven studios, providing all the information the NHS needs to decide if and how it might best use the space.