Local gyms start offering indoor classes
“It’s really different working alone, trying to do your own thing. I know for myself, I really work harder when I have others with me and it’s definitely more enjoyable. So I know there are certainly a lot of women who are excited to come back. said Kelsey Kean, co-owner of Live & Lift Ladies Fitness.
The province allows low-intensity group classes like yoga and Pilates. Next week the gym says they will start offering these classes with an NIA workout which is non-impact aerobics involving a low-intensity tai chi class.
The gymnasium will also continue its outdoor classes, which allows for high intensity group sessions.
The owners say it’s a stepping stone to restart offering high-intensity indoor classes, which they hope will come in the next stage of the province’s restart plan.
“We feel our members are ready to come back to the classroom. We have a great community in our classrooms and we can’t wait to get back to pre-pandemic levels. Said Matijevic.
At the Prince George YMCA, center director Shannon Johnson says they have already started their indoor sessions.
“We’re going to be offering things like Zumba, POUND, and outdoor bootcamp classes.” Johnson said.
Johnson says that throughout the pandemic, the Y has offered a virtual workout class to its members and she says the gym will continue to incorporate that to allow as many people as possible to participate.
“People looking to improve their program even after we return to regular services will have the option of accessing a stretching class or high intensity class that they can do at home as well as access the facilities for the program. ” Johnson said.
Both gyms say that while they are only allowed a limited number of people inside, they are happy to be able to bring their members together in an indoor setting.