Staying Safe Whilst Staying Healthy
Research has shown that obesity-related conditions could worsen the effects of respiratory diseases such as COVID-19, with data from the NHS has been shown to indicate that up to 75% of those that have been hospitalised with COVID-19 have been overweight or obese, with further research from the University of Liverpool suggesting that obesity increases the risk of death from SARS-CoV-2 by up to 38%.
With gyms and fitness studios now reopened, there is no better time to invest in your own health and begin (or restart) your exercise journey.
Gym and fitness studios across the country have worked to put a wide variety of procedures in place to help their members stay safe whilst also staying healthy. Deep cleaning of fitness premises and equipment is paramount, as well as putting procedures in place to maintain the cleanliness and safety of both the gym and its members.
There may also be limits on equipment use and capacity in order to maintain social distancing and to help reduce possible infection rates.
As a visitor to a gym or fitness studio, it is important that you abide by the guidelines put in place by the individual company. It is also important to maintain proper hand hygiene and to try and avoid touching your face as much as possible whilst working out. You may also be required to clean your equipment as you use it, with many gyms providing cleaning stations to encourage member-led cleaning and to ensure the environment is as safe as possible.
Orangetheory is currently running up to 10 classes a day, between 5am and 9pm, and has created a series of guidelines to help their members stay healthy when they visit the studio, with the health and wellbeing of members taking precedence. Those new to Orangetheory are invited to try a 7-day complimentary trial, to check out their science-backed, technology-tracked workouts and experience the heightened standards of hygiene & safety.
For more information & to claim a 7-day trial, visit www.orangetheory.com (https://www.orangetheory.com/
Orangetheory has two studios in Northern England location; Altrincham, Greater Manchester & Derby, Derbyshire, with more studios planned later this year. Try a complimentary class at www.otfaltrincham.co.uk/