“In, out, in, out shake it all about…” that’s what the fitness industry is feeling like at the moment!
Can we, can’t we? Out or in? 6 or 29? Yes or no?!
This week I started a more regular timetable of outdoor sessions following the announcement in July that we could get back outside with a group of 29.
On Wednesday afternoon, the man they call, BoJo made the announcement to restrict social gatherings to 6, irrespective of location. There was some shadiness around the fitness and exercise industry and whilst I am a positive soul, I did have a fleeting thought of ‘oh no, are we back on Zoom again?‘
But hooray, hooray! It was confirmed today that the Department for Digital Culture, Media and Sport have clarified how leisure centres, fitness classes and outdoor bootcamps can continue from Monday.
There’s a few changes and some things that were advisory are now mandatory. Here’s the low down…
- You must have insurance for the classes being run.
- A COVID-19 risk assessment in addition to the risk assessments in place.
- A PAR-Q for all participants (an industry health and wellness form).
- A system of data collection for participant details which needs to be kept for 21 days should they be needed for NHS Test and Trace purposes – this is now mandatory.
- Permission from the landowner to run classes if it’s an outdoor class.
- Each participant must have 3m by 3m space in which to exercise.
So nothing too much more than we were already doing before.
An expanded space for working out in is probably the only thing that really changes from where we were before. I have a tape measure, I can use it!
This Sunday I will be putting this all to the test!
I have decided to run an in person Sunday Wake Up! session in Winnersh at Bearwood Recreation Ground whilst also running the session via Zoom for those clients who don’t wish to, or are unable to visit me in person. It is going to be a technological first for me, but I am sure I can make it work…ish!
If you would like to be part of this inaugural experience (this week!) you can either log in via Zoom or book on to attend. Given that this is a one off I’m booking those on behalf of clients this time, so if you want to join me do just email back letting me know which one you want to be part of.
I hope I may see you there!
FastTrack Fit Camp is an outdoor fitness business with the focus on improving people on the inside so they feel good on the outside. In 2019 FastTrack Fit Camp became a Social Enterprise and committed to distribute a minimum of 50% of profits back to community environmental projects each year with the goal of helping our local citizens feel good whilst being outside too.