During the Covenant-19 epidemic, many businesses have changed and changed ways of doing things from the new world. In most cases, physical activity moves quickly online.

The group fitness industry was no different.

Online classes were a way to continue the guide, and they certainly had benefits. It is easier for a participant to get out of bed when a participant is working properly in their living room and eliminating the need for transportation.

For some people, online classes are the perfect solution to fit fitness into a tight schedule, but for others it is not the same as physical instruction.


Jennifer Fahler, owner of Good & Twisted Yoga in Chaska, said it was not a happy year as a business owner. It was a way of learning to teach people properly. The teachers got used to it well and quickly, but said it was a relief to finally return to the studio to do what they loved.

“This was great for all of us,” says Fahler.

Since returning to the physical classes, students have a deep love for being in group classes. “People are grateful for what they lost for a while during the epidemic,” Fahler said.

“The most eye-opening thing I see back in the studio is this new, I think their love for their teachers and where they can come from,” Fahler said. “Maybe it’s because they realize how difficult it is at home to find a place where they sometimes don’t have a dog on their dog or a child screaming in the background.”

Fahler emphasized the need for community support more than ever for those who appreciate small gym and boutique yoga studios and want to stay open. They have had a hard time since the outbreak.

Communication issues

According to Kelly Larson, one of the owners of Savage 4 Yoga, the practice of yoga is now in full swing. Although students can practice yoga on their own, she says it is different when you share it with other people around you.

In a recent yoga retreat, he spoke about how much students missed and needed class time together.

“In retreat, I have never seen so many tears,” says Larson. “It was very intense and I think people are less emotional.”

People, whether advertisers or anyone else, need contact, says Larson. She is supportive, so she thrives on relationships and looks for people around her for energy.

Larson expressed her feelings in a recent Facebook post. She posted a photo of a student’s shoe at the entrance to the studio.

“I just posted it, you know me, you know why it makes me so happy,” Larson said.

“It was fantastic and it was a good tool but it could not replace the energy you feel when you are in a relationship and in person – this is the main reason we open a studio. Those relationships with people. ”

Mind and body

Christine Pedretti has been teaching yoga at the Chanhasen Community Center for the past 10 years. She has been teaching Matt Pilate since she received her certificate two years ago. When she returned to the community center to provide group fitness services, she thought she was doing what was best for her students.

“My biggest concern is how to take care of the people in front of me,” Pedreti said. “Of course my heart just wants to take care of them.”

Pedreti ensures that safety measures are in place, such as using a six-foot cord to ensure that carpets are kept safe. Throughout the epidemic, she has seen people struggling with anxiety about being denied physical education, which is their ability to cope. She thinks she is helping people not only to keep their bodies healthy but also to keep them mentally healthy.

For Pedreti, the challenge is to meet the needs of her students. Many of the student’s needs have changed and changed since she saw them before the outbreak. Some students are weak because they are not used to the flu or have forgotten how to do certain things.

With trials comes a glimmer of hope. When she returned to her original job, Pedreti said she felt blessed to be a part of helping her students and improving their day-to-day experiences.

“My clients have seen me when I have them, yes, I have MS and this part is hard, but I know I will be in three pain-free days… Or this is the part of my days that I really feel. That’s what I do, or that’s what I do for myself, ”says Pedretti. “I just feel good to be a part of that.”