There was an article that I came across from Forbes that was about people over the age of 50 in the US who were a bit anxious about returning to the gym.
I guessing to a smaller degree, the same thing might be happening here to a degree.
Especially down in Melbourne right now.
But over in the States I can imagine it’d be a real fear for those who aren’t drinking from the fountain of the orange man who lives in the big white house.
Especially in places like Florida where they’re getting 10,000 new cases a day.
So I can understand if people who are not exactly 21 anymore being a bit hesitant to go back to the gym.
And as someone who has worked on that side of the fence at the start of my career, in both hotel and corporate gyms, the cleanliness factor isn’t exactly the first priority.
I can only hazard a guess that while gyms are excited to be back open now in the short term and really on top of cleaning and the like, you can only assume that normal human nature will soon take over.
Meaning the cleanliness habits will slip
People will stop cleaning machines before and after they use them.
The gym staff will get the ‘well it’s not my job, I’m not a cleaner’ mentality,.
Which exposes more people to a potential risk.
But here’s the big take home point.
Even if you are over 50 or 60 or 70 or whatever, you are less likely to be at risk if you are active and healthy than someone who is younger and has any underlying health conditions.
Providing you’re taking the proper precautions.
And to reassure you, here at DPM we do take proper precautions.
Apart from us having the benefit of working out in an open air environment, which according to the experts lowers your risk of exposure anyways,
we are also still using the special ‘corona killer’ spray as I like to call it after you use the equipment like tubes, rollers and mini bands.
We’re also not doing any partner work yet.
I’m also waiting to hear back from Fitness Australia on their guidelines for actual boxing padwork.
I know plenty of people are doing it right now, but I’m not a sheep and would rather be doing the right thing for your safety so won’t be resuming the gloves and pads until I hear whether doing it would breach a social distancing guideline.
Yes it may be pedantic, but i also don’t want to be the one that kills off a bunch of old people cause we didn’t keep our distance from each other.
Low chance I know, but it wouldn’t exactly be the best business move!
Hope this helps reassure you especially as numbers are rising in some parts of Australia and the genius’s in charge don’t think we should be closing the border.
PS – if you were interested in that article, you can read it here
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