Fitness facilities have closed due to the stay-at-home order, but that doesn't mean the workouts had to stop. Since the closure more facilities have turned to Facebook, Instagram and YouTube videos to stream their routines. These videos provide a good way to continue to stay active, even when gyms are closed. They have workouts for beginners, families and experts.
Wilson’s Fitness Centers
Wilson's Fitness Centers have been using Facebook live and YouTube videos to do their workout classes during the gym's closure. Their videos range from yoga to strength to power workouts. They make sure to have a video that explains how to do each exercise.
“With the stay at home order and the temporary closure of our fitness facilities we are doing whatever we can to help our members and community stay active,” says Ashten Robinson, marketing director of Wilson’s Fitness Centers.
They want to ensure that their members and community are keeping up with their physical and mental health during these times. He said that their members are grateful to have these resources to go to while they are staying at home. When it comes to the centers financials and closing three of their locations, Robinson said, “it’s been a challenging and difficult time, but we will get through this together, as a community.”
The center has learned from doing classes online and will take some of these strategies after the stay-at home order is lifted.
Body Refinery Gym
The gym's website is very informative about how to stay active during quarantine. It also put together a week 1-5 workout schedule for everyday. They update their website every day to reflect what workout routine their members should be doing. They have provided YouTube videos for members to watch and follow along. They have been uploading every day to get you to stay active. They also have links to yoga videos for kids and adults and zumba classes.
Alleycat yoga is doing zoom online classes. They have classes from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m every day of the week. They want to make sure that there’s a time for everyone. You need to sign up for a time before joining the class. They have classes for beginners and beginner friendly. They offer eight different types of classes ranging from deep stretch to sunrise yoga sessions. Users still have to pay to attend these classes. The drop in rates are $16 for 75 minutes and $13 for 60 minute classes. However, they do have a community session for $7 on Sundays.
Anytime Fitness has been doing Facebook Live and Zoom virtual workouts. They have a schedule Monday to Saturday and times throughout the day for adults, kids and seniors. They are doing Facebook Lives every day to keep their followers engaged and motivated. They have a couple coaches, and they have around 250 attendees during their workouts. They have also included healthy recipes to follow.
Their Facebook page is full of different types of workouts for every day of the week. They also link to their YouTube videos of each exercise routine, and they have recently started to do zoom workouts. They have classes every day ranging from 5:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Just look at their Facebook page for exact times and Zoom links. According to a Facebook post: "You don’t have to be a member or do anything to join us! Just get the Zoom link from me and come hit a class. You will sweat and make friends what could ever be better." The classes are available to anyone who wants to join and all are welcome.