A Team Vitality runner during the Tyger Run in Mar
A Team Vitality runner during the Tyger Run in March (Facebook, Discovery Vitality)
  • Discovery Vitality has dropped its maximum weekly fitness goal to 300 after previously decreasing it to 700.
  • Vitality members are required to achieve weekly fitness goals to achieve rewards such as free smoothies and coffees.
  • Discovery Vitality said it wants to keep its two million members moving despite the lockdown. 
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Weekly fitness reward goals at Discovery Vitality will be dropping further at Discovery Vitality amid the outbreak of coronavirus, or SARS-Cov-2,  in South Africa. 

Vitality rewards members are required to achieve weekly fitness goals to earn rewards such as free smoothies and coffees. 

When a consumer joins the programme the goals, or points, required to achieve every week is low, but as they achieve their goals the number grows to a maximum of 900 points. 

The rewards programme previously dropped the maximum amount of points to 700 when schools were closed in South Africa, but has now dropped it to 300 points due to the national lockdown. 

South Africa will be locked down on Friday where all non-essentail services will be forced to be closed to slow down the spread of coronavirus. 

Discovery Vitality told Business Insider South Africa that it still wants to encourage its close to two million members to exercise and move, and will, therefore, keep a minimum points requirement. 

It will also release additional new rewards and incentives within the next few days. 

Discovery Vitality’s fitness partners Virgin Active, Planet fitness and Parkrun have all closed their doors ahead of the lockdown which will force most South Africans to stay at home. 

Police minister Bheki Cele on Wednesday clarified that people will not be allowed to go for a run, or take their dogs for a walk during the lockdown. 

(Compilled by James de Villiers) 

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