No gym is no problem for Convoy fitness trainer John Boyle, who has his neighbours ‘in a spin’ with outdoor workouts.
John, owner of JB Fitness, has started leading spinning classes in his estate as a solution to socially-distant workouts.
And there’s little resistance from locals, who enjoy getting out on the bikes and exercising together in the fresh air.
John also shares full exercise videos free for everyone, every day, live on Facebook during the Covid-19 emergency.
“It keeps me motivated too as well as keeping the local community fit during this lockdown,” John said.
John had to close his gym at The Mill in Convoy under Covid-19 restrictions, but he didn’t leave his clients stuck for their regular sessions. He gave out free equipment to ensure everyone could stay on track with their goals.
It’s a win-win situation, according to John.
“They are keeping me fit as well. Even though I’m keeping them focused, they are keeping me focused too.”
For people who miss the gym, John shares a wealth of ideas with his Facebook followers on how to get moving without equipment.
“Nine times out of 10 you don’t need a lot of equipment. I might tell people to use two tins of beans instead or use a carton of milk instead of a kettlebell. Just because you don’t have dumbbells in your house doesn’t mean you can’t work out,” John said.
The uncertainty about when gyms can reopen has led John to move online, like many coaches, and he now delivers private sessions to clients via Zoom. Online training has also helped John work with clients who have never been in a gym before.
“It’s a good way for people to start at home in case they are nervous coming into a gym. I know what it’s like because I felt like this when I started too. Clients can start doing one to one with me to get confidence and knowledge, and come September they might have built up the confidence to come to a gym and a class. I’m happy to give my knowledge out to anybody.”
Check out www.facebook.com/JBFITNESSDONEGAL for daily sessions to keep motivated at home.Tags: