We take your health and well being seriously. Due to COVID-19, we have implemented new protocols, following CDC and DOH guidelines. A mask is required for each visit, temperature checks are required for in person sessions and equipment is sanitized between clients.
The pandemic has had a huge impact on the fitness industry as a whole. It came at a time when the entire industry needed fresh and new ideas, to move forward. 6 months ago, the thought of training at home, with your own equipment, was a foreign concept to most. Now that people have taken their workouts into their own dwellings, at their own convenience, more people seem to have become accustomed to the practice.
Once the pandemic hit and most states forced gyms to close, people that had contemplated hiring a fitness trainer in the past, took the opportunity to take their fitness seriously. The COVID-19 is a real thing and after the first 2-3 months, more people started reaching out to me. Having gyms closed forced a lot of fitness professionals to get creative with their businesses. But since I was already set up for on-line training, I had an edge on my competitors. Also, since I've had a 1 on 1 practice in a small space just large enough for myself and the client, I have always sanitized between clients. So again, I was ahead of the curve.
In the beginning, I feel that the biggest impact came in the from of uncertainty about the future. Some people were not quite ready to invest into home gym equipment, if their gym was going to reopen soon. Since I had been doing virtual training already, I was able to show how we could have a great training session with minimal to no equipment. Of course, once clients saw how convenient it has been, they started to see the benefits of in-home or virtual training. Now some have decided to keep training this way, as they have not regained the confidence that their commercial gyms have a plan to keep member safety in mind.