Since the pandemic began last year, gym-goers have had to adopt different ways to stay fit and online classes became part of the new normal. While they may not fully compare to the actual gym experience, there are benefits to it.
Traffic conditions, heavy work commitments, tight deadlines – there are among the common reasons some find it difficult to stick to a regular schedule at the gym. Online classes let you navigate your way around all those obstacles and plan your workout time according to your timetable.
Convenient and Easy Access
All you need is a digital device, WiFi, and a space to move around in. That means you can work out just about anywhere and can also have frequent changes of environment to suit your comfort level or mood – stay indoors if it’s hot outside, head outdoors when the weather is balmy.
Wide Range Of Offerings
Instead of attending the same classes each time, online workouts open up a world of possibilities in terms of classes, trainers, and learning styles. You are bound to find something to suit your mood or interest. Fitness First’s Virtual Studio, for example, provides over 550 workouts led by some of the world’s top instructors. They include scheduled and on-demand sessions; classes by their sister brands, Celebrity Fitness and FIRE Fitness; and Wexer’s international on-demand library of workout videos. That is a LOT of options to keep you motivated and moving!
Privacy To Explore And Grow
Have you ever wanted to try out a move or pose but feel that you might embarrass yourself in front of others? With virtual workouts, you are in a private space so you are free to stretch your limits and explore how far you can push things. There is no reason to feel intimidated or worry about how others see you.
Best Of Both Worlds
There’s something to be said for exercising in a group (the synergy, sense of accountability) just as there are benefits to working out solo (the mindfulness, the connection with your inner self). Virtual workout is a combination of both: You are part of a group sweating it out at the same time, but in the privacy of your own space.
Virtual workouts may not fully compare to the actual gym experience but until the world opens up again, they are a viable alternative for fitness buffs to keep the momentum going and maintain their fitness goals.
Benefits of Virtual Workout Classes for People During The Quarantine
Article taken from Fitness First