Updated: Jun 7, 2020
Personal trainers at Integrated Fitness of Dover (Integrated Fitness) are stepping up to help keep their clients working out during the coronavirus crisis. They are offering free workout videos for a few weeks.
Owner Candace Lord and office manager Heather Stover, both from Integrated Fitness, felt compelled to do something after seeing how many of their clients were staying home. They decided to create a workout video on Facebook live and the response was overwhelming.
Exercise Helps Reduce Anxiety
“There is a lot of anxiety right now about the coronavirus, and so many unknowns,” said Lord. “I instantly thought, I’ve got to do something to help our clients. Most people are charging for their online classes, but during this crisis we felt we needed to give back, so for a few weeks, the online classes are free.”
For Stover, fitness isn’t just about the body, but about the mind as well. She hopes her workouts will offer a little relief during this time of uncertainty.
“Staying at home for prolonged periods of time can pose a significant challenge for remaining physically active,” said Stover. “The WHO (World Health Organization) guidelines
say, ‘Sedentary behavior and low levels of physical activity can have negative effects on the health, well-being and quality of life of individuals. Self-quarantine can also cause additional stress and challenge the mental health of citizens. Physical activity and relaxation techniques can be valuable tools to help you remain calm and continue to protect your health during this time.’”
WHO recommends 150 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity per week, or a combination of both. These recommendations can still be achieved even at home, with no special equipment and with limited space.
You can watch the free videos from Integrated Fitness’s YouTube channel.
If you have any questions, please contact us.