Keep child care at gyms;

Keep child care at gyms;

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5 June 2022
Signatures: 13Next goal: 25
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Why this petition matters

Started by Ally B

On Friday 3 June 2022, Goodlife & Fitness First gyms announced the closure of child minding at their facilities - Fitness First, Goodlife Health Clubs announce childcare facilities are closing permanently | news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site 

The pandemic is barely over and many families are only just resuming their normal activities and it seems just when the gym is finally getting busier, the fitness clubs have made a decision that will result in the loss of many members who rely on child minding to attend. 

Parents desperately need this outlet.  Some may simply like some time out at the cafes or to see a Physio or of course begin working out again after being locked up for close to two years. 

Winter is the quietest time for the gym and this results in lower children attending, so this decision has been made at the worst time of the year. 

Please Goodlife & Fitness First can you consider an extension of time to make this decision?  Consider any other solutions?  Can the child care facilities be sold to private operators?  Can you try a push on marketing at schools and kinders? Can the service be offered to non-gym members who just want to sit in the cafe? 

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Signatures: 13Next goal: 25
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