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Local gyms make the move to online during Coronavirus

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Local gyms like City Fit Bundaberg are moving classes and fitness information online during the Coronavirus lockdown.

Local gyms are moving online in a bid to keep residents healthy and happy during the Coronavirus pandemic.

As of Monday, restrictions were imposed across the nation, including the closure of gyms and fitness centres, to reduce mass gatherings of people.

City Fit Bundaberg group fitness manager Denise Williamson said rather than pausing their service, the team were now working to provide a range of online classes and communications to the community.

“Besides the requirement to close, which was not our choice, we want an opportunity to stay connected with our people so they can continue to exercise with a team they know, no matter if the doors are open or not,” she said.

So what will this involve? According to Denise, anything and everything to help keep residents moving.

“We have such a diverse group of trainers and instructors and the content will be varied, fun, engaging and suitable for all fitness levels,” she said.

“Les Mills have partnered with us to offer 95 group fitness options to utilise as well.

“The platform will be via Facebook initially – a separate page linked to our homepage and via a special log on option to the Les Mills platform.”

Denise said it won't just be exercise that members could get involved in, there would also be all things health, including nutrition, tips, tricks and recipes.

“This page will give members the option to share their ideas and moments along the way too. It will be real and honest but most of all supportive,” she said.

Why is keeping active so important in a time like this?

Denise said everyone already knew the many benefits to exercise but City Fit wanted to show what else they offered.

She said the Coronavirus restrictions had highlighted just how hard her team had worked to keep residents moving for as logn as possible.

“We’ve worked so hard to build a great team, a team of passionate people who really care about the people who choose to train with us,” she said.

“We couldn’t be more proud of the effort our members and team have gone to, so we could offer the most hygienic environment possible.

“We are already known as super clean, but everyone did their best to step it up above and beyond, to aid us to stay open as long as we could.”

“We capped numbers in classes and the members adapted and understood. We all worked together. It was inspiring to see.”

Denise said with themove to online, anyone and everyone was encouraged to join in on fitness classes and more.

“Anyone can join us! You don’t have to be a current member to be a part of this,” she said.

“Drop us a Facebook message and we can help you.

“Even members who have opted to suspend can opt back in anytime. There is no pressure, we are just there when you need us.”

To find out more visit the City Fit Bundaberg Facebook page here.