An Auckland gym owner has defended requesting people continue paying for a membership they can’t use throughout the COVID-19 lockdown period, telling Newshub it’s all part of a “give and take” relationship. “From what I’ve heard from friends, most gyms suspend memberships automatically with no action required, but this one does not,” one member wrote. Kingsland Health and Sport owner Terry Michaels wrote in a letter to members, “I can’t express enough just how much we need your continued support. In short, we need you to keep paying.”