Dellafit goes virtual
I can’t even believe I am even writing this post.
I’m thinking back to the last edition of our newsletter and there would have been no way I could have imagined that there would ever be a time when we would not be legally able to exercise as a group in the park. The situation in which we have found ourselves is truly mindblowing.
As we all navigate this (hopefully temporary) brave new world Dellafit has “pivoted” to suit your new situation. I have to admit when the “2 person only” announcement was made that fateful Sunday night by our beloved leader I did think about calling it quits and telling my group of women who love training OUTSIDE that I would see them on the other side.
That night I did not sleep well. The next day I sat down to join a webinar about what it would take to bring my group online. The webinar’s emphasis was on how to market online training – how to make it appeal to your group. In watching the webinar I myself was converted. The message was clear. The way we actually LIKE to train is NOT AVAILABLE. NO matter how much we want to meet up in the park and train we can’t. So – we do the next best thing that we CAN DO. And that is meet up in our own lounge rooms.
What do we get from our ZOOM sessions that is better than no training at all (or our own attempts to train by ourselves)?:
We get to be in a group. Seeing everyone else’s lovely smiling faces is so great when we are not able to get together as much anymore. The feeling of doing this together is also the best.
We get to have an appointment. We need to turn up. It is not something we hope we will get to if we have time. That means we are more likely to keep up our training. We are accountable.
We get an instructor who can guide us and encourage us and keep us honest. Training on our own would likely come to an end the instant we felt a bit puffed. Training on the Zoom call means we finish when the session ends!
We get to make sure that even when everything else might be in chaos we are regularly training – which will give us a healthy body and the mental clarity we need to get on with homeschooling or working from home or working in an essential service or just getting through a weird “iso” day.
I know there are a lot of “at home” workouts out there and there are apps you can sign up to and programs designed to help you train. These are all great and I have put some of my own workouts on instagram because I know people like to get ideas. But the “live” feel of the Zoom sessions is what sets them apart. You are there with the group training and it is almost the same but different.