The pandemic Covid-19 has forcibly put a full stop in some gym rats’ lives; on the other hand, many people have succeeded in using the golden opportunity to become autodidact, relentlessly pursuing their fitness goals at home.
It’s been five months since the fitness centers are savagely hit due to the horrors of Covid-19. However, some big fitness brands have revved up for digital training classes like pre-recorded online classes and live-streaming classes sponsored by reputed trainers for their demanding customers, which are undoubtedly flourishing high.
On the other side, the limited budget has drastically encumbered small gyms, unlike the dominant players. Every time the country tries to lurch into the motion with its unlock phase, it leaves the gym owners and gym maniacs downhearted. It would not be amiss to say the fitness industries are tremendously crumbled among all the industries, which perhaps hopes to witness an uptick soon.
On the other side of the coin, the pandemic has also steered people to exercise indoors, using apps and youtube, and staying motivated by their fitspiration. No doubt, home fitness has been deep-rooted in our country for a long time, but it has gained a rampant momentum in the corona-induced country.
Practices like Yoga, the muscle-building used to be a crucial part of their lives; people used to build organically. The inception of the gym is credited to 19th-century exercise enthusiast Gustav Ernst, an orthopedic machinist in London who invented portable gymnasium, a device made of mahogany boards and cords weights and pulleys.
The first commercial gym was innovated by French gymnast and vaudeville-strongman, Hippolyte Triat. He opened the first club in Brussels, adding a second in Paris in the late 1840s.
While some states have already waived the restrictions on reopening gyms with a set of norms, CM Arvind Kejriwal has issued the third order to central authorities to resume the gym centers in Delhi.
There is no denying the gym fulfills a unique role in our society; securing a livelihood, creating a fitness boosting atmosphere, and creating a social human contact. But for the time being, one must also not forget the significance of crucial practices; Yoga, meditation, and indoor exercises, which help in regulating the mind, soul, and body.
In the high-paced world where junk food has become part and parcel of our lives, one must foster the habit of exercising every day, in case of turning up at the gym, not being oblivious to the crucial precautionary measures in the post-COVID world.
Article written by Yogita Malhotra
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