With the United Kingdom implementing lock down this week it has meant that all leisure centres and gyms are now closed for the foreseeable future. As a result people are having to be a little creative in order to maintain their gym routines.

Many have turned to online classes and home workouts as a replacement.

Large gyms, such as Pure Gym, have decided to freeze all memberships and have provided workout routines via their social media. Despite online workouts being popular with many, a few inspired gym-goers have transformed their garages and sheds into their own personal gyms to keep fit during lock down.

“i SAW IT AS A PROJECT ” Eugene o sullivan – Resident

Eugene O’ Sullivan from Streetly was one of the avid gym goers who decided to transform his garage into a new gym for lock down.

He says exercise is crucial during lock down as it “helps to maintain a sense of normality during these unprecedented  times”.

An alternative to the garage transformation are online workouts which have also proved to be popular during lock down. The Body Coach , Joe Wicks, has been doing online classes every day at 9am encouraging people to get their one hour of exercise a day.

The Government and the NHS are reiterating the importance of getting your daily hour a day exercise but also say social distancing measures should be maintained at all times.

With the possibility of lock down being extended further, the future of exercise is likely to be online for the foreseeable future.