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Asia's boom in virtual fitness may lack endurance

Online exercise is popular but will the sector outlast the pandemic?

A trainer for the F45 Fitness chain leads a virtual class in Hong Kong. (Courtesy of F45 Fitness)

DENPASAR, Indonesia -- In March, when Bali's Odyssey MVMT yoga and fitness group temporarily closed its yoga studio, I began attending online classes via the company's website. As lockdowns and social distancing spread I realized I was far from alone in going virtual.

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