LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — You can't get to the gym these days, but the fridge is just steps away. That's a bad combination for anyone worried about gaining the "COVID-15."
13 Investigates anchor Tricia Kean looks at the importance of exercising our bodies and minds, especially when you're stuck at home.
EXERCISING AT HOME
"Let it rip!" says valley mom Sarah Evans while playing with her kids.
Her kids are home and Sarah's days are filled with a lot more play time. Eventually, she needs to get down to business. She's working from home and exercising there too.
"That is the goal each and every day. I feel like it makes me a better person, a better mother, a better wife," says Sarah.
CHALLENGING EACH OTHER
Sarah is used to going to the gym every day and can't wait to get back. In the meantime, she's turned to YouTube for her workouts.
"It’s kind of fun. My husband and I are challenging each other to find unique videos," says Sarah.
KEEP CLIENTS ACTIVE
"If you have weights at home go ahead and grab them. Or you can use water bottles," says trainer Kendall Brosnahan.
Valley trainers are answering the call to keep clients active. Kendall with local gym Power Hour 360 is providing online classes six days a week.
"We want everybody to have the exact same experience that they would have in their normal class," says Kendall.
ONLINE CLASSES PROVE SUCCESSFUL
Power Hour members had their accounts frozen. Those opting to take Kendall's Zoom courses, now pay $35 a month for unlimited classes.
"It’s been very successful. A lot of my class times are the same times... It’s been fun to have my members, and since kids are not in school, tons of kids working out with mom and dad," says Kendall.
Kendall reminds everyone, it's important to practice self-care. A healthy routine of well balanced meals and regular exercise, can keep you physically and mentally fit, plus helps fight off depression.
You need to take care of you before you take care of anybody else. If you’re stressed and you don’t want to get off the couch, if you’re not healthy and happy, you’re not gonna be good for anyone, says Kendall.
Sarah says she enjoys the online classes… but hopes this type of workout won’t be necessary for long.
"I miss my gym. I miss my people. Some of that routine, just getting out of the house and doing things," says Sarah.