FOR YOUR DAILY EXERCISE
Our lives have already changed drastically in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. With many Australians either out of a job or working from home, increased restrictions around travel, a range of rules surrounding leaving the house and physical distancing; this crisis is impacting all of us in unprecedented ways.
But what do these changes mean for your daily exercise routine? Being physically active is more important than ever, both for your body’s immunity and your mental health. So, what exactly are you allowed to do to stay active during this period? Let’s take a look…
WHAT YOU CAN’T DO
In the interest of public safety, we all need to make sacrifices! As a result of the most recent restrictions put in place by the Australian Government, there’s a few things that are no-go’s when it comes to exercise. These include:
WORKING OUT IN GROUPS
All sessions, whether inside or outside, must be limited to two people. This INCLUDES the trainer. This means that all sessions MUST be one-on-one, and all group sessions are not permitted. Strict physical distancing (we recommend 2m) should always be maintained and it’s important to demonstrate high levels of hygiene by washing your hands regularly and rigorously cleaning workout equipment.
EXERCISING IN GYMS OR STUDIOS
All gyms and fitness studies, including yoga and Pilates studios, are legally required to remain closed. Even for one-on-one sessions, exercising in these facilities is not permitted.
USING PLAYGROUNDS AND OUTDOOR GYMS
All public playgrounds and outdoor gyms are closed to the public. This is to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus via touching of these surfaces. These measures are also designed to restrict contact or proximity with others.