Fitness enthusiasts save up money, thanks to Covid-19
While the Covid-19 pandemic has distracted almost all industries and sectors, for some fitness enthusiasts, this has been a perfect opportunity to keep fit while simultaneously saving their gym money.
Gyms were closed before the countrywide lockdown, as they were potential epicenters for the spread of the virus.
It is not yet clear when gyms will be allowed to operate as they still remain closed under these eased up level 3 regulations. This has led to some fitness trainers finding innovative ways to continue with their gym journeys.
Ntethelelo Mbokazi, who was a Planet Fitness member said the pandemic was a blessing in disguise for him.
“I used to go to gym every day, I was more of an addict but lockdown made me see how much I was wasting my money on a gym membership because training at home is the best and it is something I have never thought about before,” said Mbokazi.
Though this may have come as a blessing for those who hold gym memberships, it has affected fitness trainers who have been robbed off their salaries.
Musa Kubheka who is a personal trainer at Virgin Active, said that not having a salary has a huge effect on him but he was fortunate to receive some house calls.
“I was devastated when the gym closed because all of my clients were from the gym, I have been fortunate enough to use that and train people online. It is not a lot of money but I am glad that I am still doing what I love, which is training people,” said Kubheka.
Kubheka said the closing of gyms brought a lot of pain but he has decided to use the pain as an inspiration to use his talent to make a salary outside the gym.