IndiaActive, an association of stakeholders in the fitness industry, has urged the governments of Maharashtra, Bihar and Jharkhand to allow the reopening of gyms in their states.During a webinar held on Tuesday, members of the association also said that steps such as reducing the GST below 12 per cent for gym memberships, concession on fixed expenses such as water and electricity bills, lowering custom duty on imported fitness equipment and most importantly, recognising fitness under the umbrella of healthcare, will help the industry recover from the impact of the six-month-long lockdown.“Gyms and fitness centres have been closed for more than six months since the pandemic began in India and it is time the authorities acknowledge the need to restart the industry. There are constant overhead expenses, which include rent, electricity and payroll, and the gym owners and administrative bodies can’t go on for a long time,” said director of UFC Gym and founding member of IndiaActive.