WITH the coronavirus epidemic shutting down pools and gyms across Australia, gym junkies in the MIA have been forced to come up with creative new ways to get their fitness fix.
Owner of Bellistic Gym, Sharyn Millis, has been leading the pack, hosting online classes and renting out equipment to members of her gym.
"We're a very small, locally owned business and basically if I don't offer another service, I'm out of work," Ms Millis explained.
"I've previously done some online classes myself and trained a few online classes.
"It's worked in the past so I thought why not give it a go for our clients."
The Griffith mother and kettlebell competitor wants locals to be aware of the benefits of exercise, especially in difficult times like the COVID-19 lockdown.
"We all know that if we're physically fit, that usually comes with good mental health," Ms Millis said.
"It is difficult trying to keep it all together during a time where none of us really know what's going to happen for the next few weeks or months.
"Letting out that stress when you exercise is such a big thing, because there's a lot of people who are very anxious at the moment and if I can provide a little bit of relief for them, that's great."
Restrictions put in place by Scott Morrison will allow for personal training groups of up to 10 people to take place outdoors.
The announcement has stirred talk of outdoor boot camps beginning across the MIA, but trainers will need to strictly implement social distancing rules to keep their programs alive.
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