GYM OWNERS in Gwent have said they have mixed feelings after being given a date to reopen.
However, across the border in England, gyms are able to reopen on April 12.
Claire Pennington, the owner of Hub Gym in Chepstow, said although it was positive to get a date for reopening, it was “disappointing” that this comes almost a month after those in England can reopen.
“A positive is that we have finally got some sort of date set in stone for reopening,” she said.
“It’s disappointing that at the beginning we were told gyms would be one of the first to reopen, and that has been backtracked on substantially.
“I think it’s disappointing for people in Wales that they have to wait almost a month longer than people in England to get back in the gym. I don’t think they’ve taken into account that people cross the borders. We are four or five miles from Thornbury, it’s causing unnecessary competition between businesses on either side,