The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has permitted the opening of gyms, fitness studios, and yoga centres in its latest directive of Unlock 3.0. However, there are many fitness centres that are reluctant to open doors considering the repercussions. Instead, they want to continue with alternatives they opted during the coronavirus-induced lockdown to keep their customers fit.
“Let’s be realistic, despite all the safety protocols put in place, we cannot assure a 100 per cent COVID free ambiance to our customers. It’s not just us but nobody can do that. We are here to make people fit & healthy, and not to jeopardise their health,” said Shakti Kashyap, Co-Founder and Master Trainer at Goodways Fitness.
Some of them have devised intense online training programs that are rich in variety and suit the need of customers. Goodways Fitness, a leading fitness studio for women, has developed online classes that helped women slide through the situation by maintaining a fine balance between a day’s energy- draining zoom calls and household chores.
“With gyms and fitness studios closed, we’re all innovating; we’ve been quick to move online. Coronavirus has led to a new home workout boom. The new online classes tap into something that didn’t exist in home fitness before, but the lure of the gym may prove stronger in the long term,” said Sankalp Kashyap, Co-Founder and Chief Fitness Consultant at Goodways Fitness.
The fitness studio has devised intense online training programs that are rich in variety, and are good for muscles and cardiovascular systems. They guide each and every one of their customers’ personally and track their progress through the app.
“We won’t deny that we got into a deep financial distress due to the prolonged lockdown. Even if the fitness centres are allowed to resume, there will always be some apprehension over whether customers will return and how much our operating costs will increase because of the new safety arrangements,” added Shakti Kashyap.