When I first realized that it would be necessary for the gym to physically close due to COVID-19 I immediately started to think about how I could best support the WILCOX Community if we were unable to be together in person.
Zoom was an obvious consideration right away, but it was hard to imagine what personal training would look like in a virtual space, where the trainers are unable to make physical contact to assist in corrections of movement, and where we'd be distanced from each other with a screen between us.
I continue to find the opportunities that our current situation provides to us each day. Although COVID-19 has created a great deal of hardship and devastation for so many, I continue to look for and find the small blessings that also exist. I think it's important to find the balance....the yin and yang...in our current situation, otherwise we may just go mad. I am so fortunate to have an incredible community of people who truly have my back during a time that is so terrifying for so many business
where needed, ensuring that everyone is supported and feeling confident throughout their entire Live Stream Training Session.
Sure, we aren't using equipment, and at first this felt it would create a major set back, but in fact, it has created yet another opportunity!
All of our Live Stream training sessions are designed to utilize body weight only. There is a lot to be said for body weight movements. Not only is it convenient for the purposes of working out at home and in a small space where some equipment isn't practical, we've also found that focusing on body weight movements provides us with a unique opportunity to truly connect with our bodies.
In the absence of equipment we must look to our own bodies to create the resistance. In doing so we need to really tune into which muscles are being used, and through engagement of those muscles create the resistance and the challenge that we would normally rely upon a weight to create.
Additionally, in the absence of equipment we are free of distraction. As a result we are able to focus more on how our bodies are moving.
There is no greater satisfaction than hearing about how the movements that we practice in the gym benefited the way that a person moves when doing work around the house, during a run, hike or other sport, or when playing with pets or children. Helping people make these connections with their body is what we do! Our whole mission is focused around enabling people to live their best lives free of limitations, and learning how to move our bodies effectively is a big part of what we do. So you can imagine how excited we were to realize that the perceived limitation of having to work in a virtual setting was actually a benefit.
artificially create resistance and challenge, and better yet....the wisdom and experience to know the difference.
Supporting our community during this challenging time is important to us!
We know that being active is good for us in so many ways! It not only keeps us strong and feeling our best physically, but staying active also helps maintain our mental health, improve sleep,
and supports a healthy immune system.
That's why we are offering STRONGER @ HOME, an opportunity for you to
join us for a Live Stream Training Session...for FREE.
These training sessions are specifically for members of our community who are looking for a way to get active from home....all with the support of a LIVE personal trainer!
I hope you can join us!!!
Hi! My name is Allison Hopkins and I am the owner of Wilcox Wellness & Fitness in Brunswick, ME. I am excited to bring WILCOX to Brunswick and share in my passion for living a great life through health and fitness.