Printed 7: 04 p.m. ET March 16, 2020 |Updated 9: 30 p.m. ET March 16, 2020
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Some gyms across the nation are closing, but that doesn’t mean you can’t train. Planet Fitness, one of many nation’s largest chain gyms, is offering free online classes starting today, because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The at-residence workout routines began streaming on the company’s Facebook page March 16. These classes are begin to anyone, including non-members.
“Our daily routines have changed in unexpected ways, and we all know that other americans may no longer be able to get to the gym. That’s why we’re offering a free, daily virtual fitness class for all americans on Planet Fitness’ Facebook page from Monday via Friday,” said Jeremy Tucker, chief marketing officer of Planet Fitness, in a statement to USA TODAY.
The workout routines can be live-streamed at 7 p.m. ET each day for the following two weeks. And in the event you can’t make it live, the workout routines can be available on-demand on Facebook and in Planet Fitness’ YouTube channel. No gear is wished, and the classes last 20 minutes or much less.
Tucker said that virtual classes “can be led by Planet Fitness certified trainers, as effectively as special guests cherish ‘The Greatest Loser’ coach and fitness trainer Erica Lugo, among others. The residence workout routines will provide tools to combat stress, while providing motivation and inspiration definite to assist us all physically and mentally fit.”
With President Donald Trump on Monday calling for Americans to avoid social gatherings of more than 10 other americans, most gyms will feel the impact immediately.
“We are calling this movement ‘United We Transfer’ because we all know that the handiest way to stay healthy each physically and mentally is to stay active,” added Tucker.
The gym chain has constantly grown its income in the past three years, with a total income stream of $174.4 million for 2018.
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