Fitness Today – Breaking News on Fitness, Fitness Centres & Coronavirus
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Ardent Fitness Controls coronavirus spread with home workout videos
Ardent Fitness now offers an interesting way to stay in shape from home as a result of the recommended social distancing advice to curb the outbreak of coronavirus. The coaches have been taking workout pictures and filming workout videos, posting them to their Instagram and Facebook pages to help potential and existing clients to safely stay in shape from the comfort of their homes.
This is aimed at helping them to avoid risking increased exposure. The video shows Ardent Fitness coaches Colin Stiefer, front, John Bender, back left, and Sarah Easterlin wipe down wiping the kettlebells, sanitizing the workout stations at their facility and narrating and demonstrating a proper exercise routine on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Even with the Coronavirus concerns, there is really no excuse for you, not workout now.
You can use spring cleaning as a fitness routine
Experts suggest using spring cleaning as a fitness routine. The first-weekend challenge of spring cleaning in St. Louis is a great starting point when it comes to burning off some of those winter calories. Cleaning Studies reveals that cleaning can burn between 170 to 238 calories in an hour. As revealed by a local Home Depot associate in Fox2now news, an effective spring-cleaning means making the house sparkle which also includes touching those spots that you have most likely been neglecting.
According to him, cleaning would require various workouts like jumping, crouching, stretching, etc. Though the cleaning might not give you the body of a swimsuit model, it can bring you real health benefits. To get more benefit from the routine, he recommends working quickly and speeding up the time you spend doing the work.
Other tips he mentioned include tightening your abs, carrying heavy baskets for laundry, scrubbing floors on your hands and knees, climbing on a stepladder at every chance you get and many more. This is one of the fitness challenges you might want to start today.
Coronavirus hits popular gym chain
Expert warns Australians to workout at home as Coronavirus has hit popular gym chains. According to Peter White, UNSW professor of microbiology, gyms are one of the first places to stay away from if you want to stay healthy.
The warning came after a popular gym, Fitness First, on George Street, in Sydney admitted that one of their members had the virus while he was in the gym between the hours of 6 am-11 am on March 9.
As reported by the Daily Telegraph, the gym later issued a statement to all members, asking them to be on a lookout for any symptoms within 14 days. While the gym remains open, it was thoroughly disinfected in accordance with the guidelines of the NSW Health Department.
Other gyms have taken drastic precautions to reduce the spread of the virus. As suggested by Fitness Australia CEO Barrie Elvish, the gyms have also instructed their staff and members to use disinfectant wipes and wipe the equipment before they use it.
Coronavirus hits popular gym chain
L.A. Gyms are temporarily closing due to the Coronavirus outbreak, followed by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announcement about signing an executive order that mandates the temporary closure of public places on Sunday, March 15. Affected places are bars, arcades, gyms, movie theaters, and bowling alleys but restaurants will remain open for just takeout and delivery orders only.
While gyms haven’t exactly be known to be safe spaces for the germ averse, the outbreak of coronavirus has further put everyone on high-touch surface alert, leaving fitness-conscious Angelinos worrying about the best way to stay in shape during this period.
Popular gyms have all stepped up cleaning efforts or hired the services of a private cleaning company. Gym owners report slow down in business, reduced morale of some of their clients and members are spending a lot on trying to break a sweat at home instead of coming to the gym.
YMCA Niagara closes fitness, health, and aquatics facilities
The YMCA of Niagara has announced closure of its health, aquatic and fitness facilities across the region. This was made known in a letter posted to their website and social media accounts on Saturday announcing the closure until April 6, 2020, inclusively.
CEO and president, Kyler Barber, stated that the health and safety of its members, families, volunteers, and staff as its top priority, hence, the need for closure. It is a social responsibility of the organization to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Barber also cited that the closure would allow employees to take care of their families while schools and childcare are closed. When the facilities reopen, the members’ accounts will be reviewed and adjusted such that the next payment will reflect a credit for the period of closure.
YMCA of Niagara has operating facilities in Grimsby, Niagara Falls, Port Colborne, Welland, and St. Catharines. Members with questions were encouraged to call any of the facilities between 9 a.m and 6 p.m for assistance.
GoodLife Fitness and Fit4Less clubs Are Closing Across Canada
With the guide to stop the spread of the coronavirus, GoodLife is shutting its whole GoodLife Fitness and Fit4Less clubs across Canada. David Patchell-Evans, founder and CEO of GoodLife Fitness, wrote in his mail to members that they have been carefully monitoring the progression of the virus in accordance with the advice of Canada’s public health authorities.
The spread of the virus around the communities across Canada has propelled the need to take increasingly bold action to reduce the transmission. Like other businesses across the country, the gyms are also closing their doors to limit the spread of the virus.
That is it on the breaking news on fitness, how gyms are doing and how they are helping their members to stay in shape despite Corona Virus outbreak. Check back tomorrow for more. Don’t forget to share.