July 2020

Zoom Boom: Online Fitness Classes

We’ve all had to adapt to different ways of living during these past 3 months and that may have included how you exercise. Perhaps you’ve enjoyed daily walks or reignited an old passion for cycling or running. If however you are among the many people who regularly attend(ed) fitness classes you will no doubt be missing your weekly gatherings. Fortunately modern technology has been there to help bridge the gap with online classes.

It’s looking like gyms and fitness classes will be among the last business sector to reopen, along with the rest of the leisure industry. As I write this article it could still be several weeks before community classes are allowed to operate. Even when we do return to halls and gyms, restrictions to participant numbers will apply, reducing availability, then there’s the need to be prepared should a second lockdown occur, all of which emphasises the need to have online classes available from now on, both from the perspective of the instructor running a business and the client wanting their fitness schedule to continue uninterrupted.

Outside of the recent lockdown situation, there are times when we’d like to be able to do our regular class but physically can’t be there, whether thats due to being away on business or on holidays, or not having any child care, or grounded by bad weather, or transport issues and the new one of being stuck in quarantine when you’re perfectly healthy – the positives for doing online classes continue to accrue.

If you’ve not already tried your local instructors Zoom classes, I encourage you to do so, especially if it’s familiar. Most of us want social interaction but when thats not possible, online is a great alternative. I never thought I’d be teaching my classes through my computer at the start of 2020 yet here we are!

Promise Pilates Online Timetable for Pure Pilates & Fusion Flow Classes can be found at – https://www.promisepilates.co.uk/timetable/

This article has been published in the July edition of Life Magazines – http://www.lifemagazines.co.uk