Planet Fitness’ “United We Move” Campaign is offering free work-ins amid the coronavirus pandemic
MARYLAND — With non-essential businesses like the gym, closing because of the coronavirus pandemic, many people are left wondering what can they do to maintain a healthy lifestyle with diet and exercise.
47 ABC’s Deana Harley spoke with fitness trainer, Theodore “Teddy” Savage to get those questions answered.
Savage, who is a fitness training director says Planet Fitness is remaining committed to the community, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. He says through the United We Move campaign, the fitness center franchise is offering “Home Work- Ins”, which is a series of free fitness classes for everyone, and you don’t have to be a member to join.
Savage says classes are being led by certified Planet Fitness trainers as well as special like “The Biggest Loser” coach and fitness trainer Erica Lugo and many others. Savage aka Teddy has a weekly work-in slated “Teddy Tuesday.” He is the only host with a regular time slot, on Tuesdays at 7 pm. He says classes are 20 minutes or less and they don’t require any equipment, so there should be no excuses.
Just doing simple exercises like squats, jumping jacks, push-ups, even stretching shows you’re moving in the direction.
Savage explains that the classes are designed for people of all fitness levels. So if you haven’t been to the gym in a while or have never been to a gym, now is the chance to get fit and healthy while staying at home. He says that Planet Fitness is truly about the community, helping people make decisions to change their lives for the better.
Overall, the home work ins offer tools to combat stress, while providing motivation and inspiration sure to keep us all physically and mentally fit.
Savage also says they are working diligently to prepare themselves for when gyms across the nation reopen.
So to get your work-in on, you can visit Planet Fitness’ Facebook and Twitter at ‘Planet Fitness’ or you can download the Planet Fitness app, which is completely free to everyone. And if you aren’t able to join in live, each workout will also be available to view on both the Planet Fitness Facebook page and YouTube channel after the broadcast is over. For more information, you can visit their website at www.planetfitness.com/united-we-move.