With the government announcing gyms would be closed during the coronavirus pandemic, Fitness Focus owner Andrew Bassett said mental health, and the mental health of children, needed to be considered during this time.
"Children have now had everything taken off them and while that's a generalised statement, they have," he said.
"There are no outdoor sports, no swimming lessons, no fitness classes.
"So this is now one of the biggest concerns for Australia as we take a step forward.
"What's going to happen with kids mental health? Is this going to lead to more depression?
"That's not to mention adults because the tension and craziness that adults have at the moment, that's going to have a roll on effect to children."
Mr Bassett said one small thing to be grateful of for those people living in regional Australia was the outdoor areas.
"We are lucky to live in the country with open spaces, so our children can jump on trampolines, and still play outside," he said.
"Imagine the kids in the city, who are cooped up in apartments.
"Maybe we need to be a little bit grateful there, in these very challenging times."
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