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Anyone avoiding the gym because of the you-know-what virus?

huntersvonneguthuntersvonnegut Posts: 1,150Member Member Posts: 1,150Member Member
I don’t live in an area with a high rate of infection. So far. As far as I know. But I have begun to wonder if I should work out from home for a while.
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  • Chef_BarbellChef_Barbell Posts: 5,705Member Member Posts: 5,705Member Member
    I am debating about going tomorrow... I just got back to a good routine. This blows.
  • steveko89steveko89 Posts: 1,558Member Member Posts: 1,558Member Member
    Very thankful for my home gym. Cases are started to crop up in the area, states of emergency declared, schools closing, etc. I've not been told to work from home yet but will likely be doing so soon. Everyone be safe out there.
  • janejellyrolljanejellyroll Posts: 22,070Member Member Posts: 22,070Member Member
    I use the gym in my apartment complex, so it gets less traffic than the average gym. They've put out extra wipes to clean the equipment and I still feel okay using it for now. I'm usually a stickler for wiping down my equipment pre- and post-use anyway.
  • Kalex1975Kalex1975 Posts: 421Member Member Posts: 421Member Member
    I'm still going to my gym and Pilates studio... I got pink eye a couple years ago, so since then I've been very good at washing my hands/wiping down equipment/not rubbing eyes/etc.

    I was a bit surprised with how packed it was the other day (I was expecting it to slow down)... no slow down around here yet!
  • DanyellMcGinnisDanyellMcGinnis Posts: 309Member Member Posts: 309Member Member
    steveko89 wrote: »
    Very thankful for my home gym. Cases are started to crop up in the area, states of emergency declared, schools closing, etc. I've not been told to work from home yet but will likely be doing so soon. Everyone be safe out there.

    Same here. There was a virus-related death at a hospital in my county in Georgia today. Older person with underlying health conditions but still. I guess my social anxiety is serving me well for once. (I have a treadmill, recumbent bike, pull up tower, Smith/cable machine, bench, tons of dumbbells and kettlebells, cardio DVDs, yoga mat, and various other stuff that I've been collecting over the years. I can also work from home if needed. Other than picking up my new puppy on Saturday I don't need to leave the house ever again...)
  • MelG7777MelG7777 Posts: 6,853Member Member Posts: 6,853Member Member
    No. I’m definitely not. Funny thing is....the boot camp style class I do to is crazy into “high fiving”. I’ve never been super into it but I do it if someone puts a hand up. Corporate said “no more high fiving”. But yet we all rotate through the same weights, med balls, resistance bands, stability balls, etc etc. I always have scrubbed my hands and use hand sanitizer after class....and I don’t see hardly ANYONE washing their hands, even still. 🤷🏻‍♀️
  • midlomel1971midlomel1971 Posts: 1,181Member Member Posts: 1,181Member Member
    No, i went to the gym last night and I'll go again tonight. I am trying to use the hand sanitizer more between machines, which I'm pretty good about doing anyway.
  • dbanks80dbanks80 Posts: 3,561Member Member Posts: 3,561Member Member
    My gym was a ghost town this morning. I've been doing a lot of wiping down b4 and after equipment use. I'm still going to go the gym. This totally sucks!
  • fdlewensteinfdlewenstein Posts: 218Member Member Posts: 218Member Member
    I'm still going to pilates, but being more careful. I did notice the classes are smaller, but it could be because of the time of the year (Spring break). I also work one to one with a trainer. It is one room, one person. So I'm only around the trainer. Again...being careful of the surfaces I touch.
  • lilawolflilawolf Posts: 1,645Member Member Posts: 1,645Member Member
    I stopped going to martial arts where we, and the classes before us, crawl all over the floor and each other. Still going to the gym but using lysol wipes on every piece of equipment before and after use. I would also stop my run or lift if someone nearby was coughing, but usually there are few enough people in my gym that we get the 3-6 feet of safe space.
  • firestarinfinifirestarinfini Posts: 11Member Member Posts: 11Member Member
    I've stopped swimming and have been using my apartment's gym. Been definitely more religious about disinfecting equipment.
  • TerythaTerytha Posts: 1,487Member, Premium Member Posts: 1,487Member, Premium Member
    My gym... doesn't have any soap in the bathrooms. :|

    But I have a contract.

    So I guess I'll go but only with a bag of sanitary supplies.
  • deputy_randolphdeputy_randolph Posts: 853Member Member Posts: 853Member Member
    The gym is going to be empty and CLEAN! I'm def still going.
  • Legs_McGee23Legs_McGee23 Posts: 85Member Member Posts: 85Member Member
    I'll be at the gym in the morning.
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