So many industries and areas of life have been irrefutably changed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
As gyms closed, recreational exercise programs canceled, and many sought ways to manage the stress of the pandemic, home exercise programs became a necessity.
But are they here to stay or will the public return to their gyms and other community spaces?
The answer could be either.
In an interview with HCPLive®, Jamie Costello, MSC, Pritikin Longevity Center said that during the pandemic, people out of necessity adopted home training plans, whether they were paid subscriptions to routine-based programs or they bought equipment and made themselves Made plans.
Costello said as the pandemic subsided, many people tried to stick to their home exercise plans.
But there’s a sense of community to going to the gym or exercising that people crave, especially after the long periods of isolation since the pandemic began.
Costello said that many people both use the home workouts a few days a week, but also participate in peer-to-peer exercises a few times a week.
And that hybrid exercise program could stay, as Costello stated that people have decided that both can be useful and beneficial.