Closed petition Start a 'Workout to Help Out' initiative

Subsidise gym membership, group exercise and personal training to give more people access to health and fitness services and give a much needed economic boost to the leisure industry as part of a 'work out to help out' campaign.

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The leisure sector has waited the longest to reopen without any additional funding with many unable to reopen, yet the government is giving money off vouchers for fast food outlets such as McDonalds, KFC and Burger King as part of the 'eat out to help out' campaign but prescribing cycling to tackle obesity as part of the 'Better Health' campaign. There is an easier and more cost effective way to help businesses affected by coronavirus whilst tackling obesity.

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DCMS Committee to hear from sports facility representatives on surviving the pandemic

On Tuesday 12 December, a group of MPs called the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee will hear from the gym industry on making sure our sports facilities, including pools and leisure centres, can survive the pandemic.

Watch the session from 10 am on Tuesday 12 January on Parliament’s streaming site:

This 'evidence session' is part of the Committee's inquiry into Sport in our communities. The Committee will hear from two panels:

Panel 1 (10 am to 11 am)
Rich Emerson, CEO, The Climbing Academy, and Chair of the Association of British Climbing Walls.
Rebecca Passmore, UK Managing Director, PureGym

Panel 2 (11 to 12 pm)
Marg Mayne, CEO, Mytime Active, and Treasurer of Community Leisure UK
Huw Edwards, CEO, ukactive

The session is part of a longer inquiry looking into Sport in our communities. You can find out more here:

You can get involved with the inquiry by recording your own video message or short film to answer the question: What does community sport mean to me?

You must follow current COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions when filming your video- do not put yourself and others at risk. You can use animation, film your video indoors and you don’t need to film outside. We want to hear about why community sport is important to you and why it matters to you.

Find out more here:

Further information

Find out how to get involved in the work of the UK Parliament:

Find out about the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee:

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@CommonsDCMS and take part in this discussion with #MyCommunitySport

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