When gyms and fitness studios had to shut their doors to reduce the spread of coronavirus, a lot of people wondered how they would get their workouts in while maintaining social distance. Thankfully, Dayton is a wellspring of innovation and some of our local gyms have found inventive ways to help us keep up our fitness routines during the shutdown.
Not only is yoga a great compliment to any fitness regimen, it’s also a way to reduce stress and anxiety. Day Yoga Studio Online offers on-demand yoga classes in a variety of class styles like gentle yoga, prenatal yoga, and a few sessions just for beginners to learn the basics. Owner Devon Schmidt plans to continually add to the library of videos to keep the content fresh for subscribers. Membership to this on-demand yoga service is $20/month.
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Fans of MVP Dance Fit are some of the most dedicated fitness fanatics around, so it stands to reason they would definitely need a way to keep the beat during the shutdown. Always willing to support their #fitfam, MVP created the MVP Dance Fit Virtual Channel for on-demand online workouts. These workouts are just as intense as their in-person classes and the instructors go over what equipment (if any) is recommended beforehand. If you find yourself addicted to the music and the moves, gift cards are available for purchase to use when the shutdown is lifted.
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Have you ever wanted to work out with a personal trainer? Now you have the chance thanks to Present Tense Fitness Home Workout videos, available to view online for free. Owner Jason Harrison breaks down the instructions for several exercises like lunges, squats, and warmups using minimal equipment. And if you need more, Jason can write a personal training program just for you to get the most out of your home workout.
Studio owner, Tori Reynolds, summed up the past couple weeks best by saying that “we all need yoga now more than ever.” Reynolds explains, “Yoga presents us with tools we can use to stay grounded, connected to ourselves and compassionate towards others as we navigate this state of unknown.” With the launch of Speakeasy Livestream, Dayton can continue to practice yoga from home much in the same way they have in the studio – by finding a class on the schedule, purchasing a pass, and adding it to your calendar. Memberships to the Livestream are available for $40/month or by purchasing individual drop-in class passes for $10/each.
If you miss the music and energy of a good spin class at Rinse Cycle, you’ll love #RINSEremotely on Instagram Live. These live streaming fitness classes are free and most don’t require a stationary bike at all. “We still feel there is power in coming together and moving, even if it is separately,” explains owner Kari Carpenter. Follow Rinse Cycle on social media to keep tabs on the upcoming schedule and make sure to log in a few minutes early – the instructors may go over some of the moves that will be used in the class. Don’t forget to purchase a gift certificate to be ready to grab that bike when the shutdown is lifted.
Social distancing has presented some unique challenges for the people of Dayton including disruptions our fitness routines. Of course, when the going gets tough, Dayton perseveres with creativity, innovation, and community.
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