New York Mag: How Safe Are Group Fitness Classes Right Now?

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Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, kettlebells and resistance bands have been hot commodities (right up there with toilet paper and hand sanitizer) as we pivoted from working out at the gym to exercising at home. Those of us who like the motivation of following along with an instructor turned to virtual workout classes on Instagram Live and other subscription platforms for our fitness fix. Streaming a class at home isn’t exactly the same as participating in person, though, especially if you enjoy the camaraderie of a group class or are tempted to press pause mid-workout. So when gyms and studios took their classes outside to parks and rooftops during the spring and summer to allow for social distancing (Physique 57305 FitnessBarry’s, and Tone House are still offering outdoor classes throughout the city this month), working out almost started to feel normal again. But what will we do when it gets too cold?

Read how to keep yourself safe while working out at nymag.com

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