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



  • GiddyupTimGiddyupTim Posts: 2,797Member Member Posts: 2,797Member Member
    You cannot avoid it.
    You are going to get it eventually, and that is going to mean two weeks in quarantine, imprisoned at home.
    You gotta get your work in while you can!
  • unstableunicornunstableunicorn Posts: 191Member Member Posts: 191Member Member
    Been going to the pool. I figure 90 minutes of chlorine (usually alone) should kill anything. 😆

    All joking aside though, my sister was telling me that everybody (staff AND members) at her gym have been very vigilant about wipe downs, washing before and after workouts in the bathroom, etc. Tbh it sounds like gyms in my area are safer than any medical building.
  • PennyP312PennyP312 Posts: 159Member Member Posts: 159Member Member
    My gym is technically a community center that is owned by the city.
    The governor of my state declared no gatherings of over 100 people (some exclusions) but its likely my gym will be closed as of tomorrow.
    Super bummed.
    Highly considering setting up a home gym with bumper plates, rack etc.
    I honestly think I’ll feel pretty lost without my training
  • GummiMundiGummiMundi Posts: 131Member Member Posts: 131Member Member
    My gym has closed for the time being, so I can't go even if I wanted to.
    I figure there are lots of things I can do at home, as a workout. Better safe than sorry!
  • thenewkaylathenewkayla Posts: 310Member Member Posts: 310Member Member
    I was going to take a break from the gym before everything got crazy for a few weeks due to not having the extra $60 for the month. So guess it's my YouTube videos at least till April.
  • BrianSharpeBrianSharpe Posts: 8,911Member Member Posts: 8,911Member Member
    I'm fortunate to have a reasonably well equipped home gym so it's not an issue for me (no more shaking hands with clients at work & encouraging them to submit documents electronically) but I had a conversation with my son about upping the hygiene at his gym (shipping him spare 1200 ml container of hand sanitizer - should probably send it by Brinks...)
  • midlomel1971midlomel1971 Posts: 1,203Member Member Posts: 1,203Member Member
    My gym (Youfit) was open last night when I went. It was just as busy at 10PM as it normally is. (In other words, pretty empty.)
  • mom23mangosmom23mangos Posts: 2,972Member Member Posts: 2,972Member Member
    My gym has been gloriously dead this week.
  • Squish815Squish815 Posts: 150Member Member Posts: 150Member Member
    Still going - will do until it's no longer possible for whatever reason. They've made sure there's extra cleaning stuff to wipe down machines and are ramping up their cleaning and I've been good at washing my hands since I got a stomach bug a couple of years ago.

    Can't say it's been too much quieter at the gym than usual but as of yesterday, the borough I live in in London is one of the few that has no confirmed cases.
  • chsberthelot2934chsberthelot2934 Posts: 27Member Member Posts: 27Member Member
    I'm still going. Wiping equipment down and washing hands like normal. The workers are cleaning extra also.
  • JruzerJruzer Posts: 3,391Member Member Posts: 3,391Member Member
    I use a gym in my workplace. There were notices on the doors this morning that it is closed until further notice so the cleaning staff can focus on increasing sanitation elsewhere in the building. Bummer.
  • huntersvonneguthuntersvonnegut Posts: 1,153Member Member Posts: 1,153Member Member
    Got word that my coworker “just” has the flu so I’m going to try and stay the course for now.
  • ilenelynneilenelynne Posts: 34Member Member Posts: 34Member Member
    I just froze my membership to Orange Theory until 04/30. So sad because I was doing so well but I just didn't think the gym was clean enough and we are so close to each other
  • girlwithcurls2girlwithcurls2 Posts: 1,933Member Member Posts: 1,933Member Member
    I'm going to go and see how busy it is. If it's as dead as last Friday, I'll probably go. They're cleaning furiously, and if there is nobody there, then I feel better about being in a closed space with people. I'm struggling with the recommendation that we're supposed to avoid people, even those of us who are seemingly healthy. That would mean we should all stay home. If my gym is open and nobody is there though...
  • mmapagsmmapags Posts: 8,665Member Member Posts: 8,665Member Member
    Still going. Very few reported cases in Mexico and none in Oaxaca where I live. Of course the Mexican government is not know for either quality information or full disclosure. So, I'm monitoring things closely. I also brought my own small towel and soaked it in the sanitizer solution at the gym and wiped down everything before and after I touched it, as well as my hands frequently.

    We'll see what develops.
  • geraldaltmangeraldaltman Posts: 1,741Member, Premium Member Posts: 1,741Member, Premium Member
    I have been not going because I've been in a bit of a rut lately. This has not been helped by my fitness center's decision to shut down from today until March 31st. I still have been doing a share of walkng, at least while it's still safe to go outside.
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