You're probably frustrated you can't do your normal fitness routine. I'm with you. I want to go back to normal workout classes.
Imagine on top of that, your income depends on helping people like yourself with their health and fitness goals? Wellness professionals are in a very tough situations right now.
At Pure Velvet, we work with many personal trainers and wellness professionals. We feel it's our duty to encourage whoever is in a position where they can do so, to help them out.
Help out health & fitness professionals by letting them help you
Here's some great ways to support your local gym, personal trainer, or alternative medicine professional.
Follow the new rules at your gym. Maybe you don't want to wear a mask, or maybe certain areas or equipment you usually use are not allowed. Regardless of your views on mask wearing etc, the gym has these new rules in place because they're required to do so. Meaning they might hate X or Y rule as much as you, but they need to make sure everyone follows it regardless.
Gyms have strict guidelines they need to follow. If you don't follow them, you're putting them at risk of being shut down again. Respect the gym owners that are having a tough time getting through this as well.
Try a virtual class. With classes cancelled to avoid gatherings, many workout class instructors are providing zoom class offerings. These are typically priced at a heavy discount given the obvious lack of venue. It's low cost - give it a try.
I personally struggled with this because my two dogs wouldn't stop jumping on me while I was following the instructor, but give it a try. Will it completely replace the class you used to take in person? No, it's going to fall a bit short of that. But they're usually cheap, it allows your instructor to make some money, and it's something new and fun to try.
Buy a gift card to use at a later date. This is a possible win-win situation. Suppose you usually get acupuncture regularly and now you can't because they're closed. You may be able to buy a gift card to use at a later date where they will give you a discount.
Same with a personal trainer or any other health and fitness professional. If they are low on cashflow, they may be able to offer a slight discount that you can redeem at a later date. Once they're back in business, you've already made the commitment, so you can't duck out.
At a minimum - let's all see the light at the end of the tunnel
Maybe you're also having financial issues due to the pandemic, or maybe you don't feel comfortable committing to a gift card right now. It costs nothing to send a note to a favorite fitness instructor or wellness professional and assure them you'll be back once things fully open up.
We're getting there. Things are starting to open up and from a non-scientist view, it seems we're starting to win the battle against this virus.
As you do start to get back into your regular workout routine - don't forget about us. Pure Velvet Extracts deer antler velvet plays a key role in helping the body and mind recover. If you've fallen off of your daily deer antler velvet dosage routine, now is a great time to get back on the Pure Velvet wagon.