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Commuters encouraged to work out rather than get worked up amidst tube-strike

Gym chain Fitness First is throwing open its doors across the capital today to offer some respite to tube-strike hit Londoners in the form of free showers and training sessions to anyone with an Oyster card.

The #FFkeepMoving campaign is being backed by 13 ‘tube stop clubs’ in close proximity to a closed London Underground station; including Oxford Circus, Liverpool Street and Camden.

In a statement Fitness First said: “Walk, run or cycle to work tomorrow and show your Oyster Card in your nearest Fitness First club so you can shower off or train in the gym free of charge – meaning there really is no excuses not to get your workout done this week!

“With 45 gyms across London, Fitness First will be open as usual helping you to keep moving, even though the tubes have stopped.”

The 24-hour strike is bringing transport to a standstill across the city today leaving many with an arduous walk, run or cycle to and from work.