Are you one of those people who is digging your heels in and refusing to make the effort to attend exercise classes online?
Yes, I do go on about this a lot but it really does upset me how so many people who could benefit greatly think that they either ‘can’t get their head around technology’ or can’t be bothered.
My client Jean who is 86 never misses her online Chair Pilates class and, not only attends many other types of activity online but she also hosts important online events attended by large groups of people.
One thing I’d like to make clear. You mustn’t wait until everything goes back to ‘normal’ cos it isn’t going to happen, or if it does it won’t be for a long time, and then it will be a new ‘normal’.
My fellow studio owners and instructors have realised the many benefits that online classes brings to the public and we intend to keep them on our timetable for the unforeseeable future:
Here are just a few of the many benefits of signing up to online classes:
- No travel
- In the comfort of your own home, not in some draughty church hall
- Meet like-minded people – not limited by geography.
- Find a class that’s right up your street and not ‘make do’ with a class because it’s close to where you live
- Recordings available for extra practise. It’s not enough to exercise once a week.
- You need 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise each week. Does the weather often stop you from walking outside?
- There is a growing number of online classes targeted at the Over 60’s: LIIT (Low Impact Interval Training, Basic Step Aerobics, Low Impact Aerobics, to name just a few. And just as I mentioned in my previous Blog – Variety is the Spice of Life.
The mindset of waiting until things are back to normal reminds me about dating over the years.
I cannot begin to count the amount of females who I’ve met who’ve said ‘I’m not doing it on my own, I’ll wait until I find someone’.
Well, was there ever a guarantee that you would find someone to share your life with? Personally, if I wanted to do something, I got on and did it.
Some people worry about what they look like online but when you attend via Zoom you can keep the camera off (but I feel that’s a bit unsociable) and for classes streamed to Facebook, no one sees you.