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Health club to launch online Coronafitness should outbreak occur

18:11 11/03/2020

Being in quarantine is no reason to let yourself go. So surf over to the Facebook page of the Fun Move health club and move to the beat of Coronafitness.

Yes, a gym in Belgium is ready to launch live fitness training sessions for people stuck at home during the coronavirus epidemic. Whether they are officially in quarantine or just too scared to go to the gym, they can stay in shape with the Fun Move webinar.

The personal trainers of Fun Move will launch the programme if they find that their clients are staying home or if there is an outbreak in Lievegem, East Flanders, where they are located.

The Facebook-based lessons are provided by personal trainers and are interactive. That way, the gym’s clients can ask questions about the exercises. The post-livestream video will also be available, so you can work out anytime.

Fun Move owner Peter Van De Velde is married to an Italian. “We want to prepare ourselves for a possible outbreak,” he told VRT. “We have seen the progression in Italy, and we know someone here who is in the hospital. This is not a distant problem to us.”

The fitness club is of course taking all kinds of precautions in its real-life location as well. Van De Velde says he hopes he won’t have to launch the live lessons via Facebook, but he will if he has to. He and his team have already tested the system. “If it’s necessary, we can start immediately.”

Photo courtesy Fun Move/Facebook

Written by Lisa Bradshaw