I Sat Down With A CA Fitness Coach To Talk About Virtual Training
Start writing a post
Health and Wellness

I Sat Down (Virtually) With Adam Musgrave To Talk About Coronavirus's Impact On The Wellness Industry

Just because coronavirus has greatly impacted the wellness industry doesn't mean wellness stops.

8327
I Sat Down (Virtually) With Adam Musgrave To Talk About Coronavirus's Impact On The Wellness Industry

If you're anything like me, your weekly fitness classes are a huge part of your routine. They keep me fit, healthy, and sane. Honestly, these classes help my mental health stay in tip-top shape just as much as they help my physical health.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, gyms and fitness studios are facing temporary closure. Yes, this means my personal routine is thrown a curveball, but this also means the wellness industry is one of many that is looking at unemployment and hardship. Do I miss my Monday spin class? Of course. But do the wellness professionals whose worlds were flipped upside down have a lot more to overcome than a slight change of routine? Absolutely. Thankfully, if anyone can prove the ultimate flexibility, it's the wellness industry.

I'm talking to wellness professionals to learn how COVID-19 has impacted their lives, as well as how they're adjusting how they teach to make quarantine a little healthier for all of us. Today, I chatted with Adam Musgrave, a personal trainer in San Fransisco.

What do you teach? 

I teach primarily strength and hypotrophy training, focused on bodybuilding and powerlifting movements with free weights and machines. I do this out of a wonderful studio, SkyeFit, here in San Francisco. I've been teaching for over 10 years.

Why did you start teaching? 

I was an athlete in college — I realized I enjoyed the training aspect as much as I enjoyed the games. I developed a real passion for fitness and decided I wanted to share my knowledge and passion with other people.

What do you love most about teaching? 

I personally love that I'm able to talk about something I love and be in a gym environment. I also really value the relationships that I form with my clients and the positive impact I'm able to help them achieve, both mentally and physically.

What is the current state of your studio? 

Due to the COVID-19 lockdown, we are currently closed.

What virtual classes are you offering? How can people find those classes? 

I have been offering half-hour, one-on-one sessions that utilize available equipment or household items for strength and hypotrophy training programs. You can inquire about my programs by direct messaging me on Instagram.

What is your biggest takeaway regarding COVID-19? 

Personally, it has made me more resourceful when it comes to equipment. And it's shown me not to get pigeonholed by the gym. Professionally, it has shown me the world is not as big as I think, and getting online and working with people from different parts of the U.S. and abroad has been amazing. It opens up a new and exciting dynamic to my service.

What long-term effects do you see COVID-19 having on the wellness industry? 

I could definitely see a rise in home gym setups being a more permanent staple in many people's fitness routines. I can also see the potential for more fitness studios, due to people wanting a more personal experience with fewer people near them in the gym.

What is one thing you want the world to know about the wellness industry, especially in light of COVID-19? 

That we're here to help and it should be utilized not only for a healthy body but a healthy mind and spirit. Don't be afraid to ask for help or seek out resources to get you started or to keep you on track.

If you are a wellness professional interested in sharing your story, please email lily.moe@theodysseyonline.com.

Get ready for your home workout with our favorite home gym picks!

As an Amazon partner, Odyssey may earn a portion of qualifying sales.

Report this Content

In an already unprecedented political landscape, things aren't looking so bright for mail-in voters heading into November's election. In 46 states and Washington D.C., post offices received a warning that mail-in ballots may not be counted on time to count on election day, according to a report by the Washington Post.

Keep Reading... Show less
FOX

"New Girl" is one of the best sitcoms of all time. Honestly, it is so much fun to watch, so much fun to relate to, just all around a great show.

Not only is a great show, it has so many different great settings, obviously including the loft. If you live by Nick Miller quotes and desperately tried to learn how to play "True American," you need to buy these things because you are a true "New Girl" fan.

Keep Reading... Show less

You know those items you've been pinning to your Home board on Pinterest for [insert amount of time]? Well, it's officially the moment to turn that wishlist into a married life reality, and it's going to be SO fun.

But, before you get to shopping and adding things to your upgraded bridal wishlist (sorry, Pinterest, it was lovely while it lasted), you'll first want to decide where you want to open your registry (or registries, if you want options). Here are 17 of the best websites and stores to consider saying "I do" to for your wedding registry, to have and to hold for as long as people are buying you wedding gifts.

Keep Reading... Show less

If you've ever been in the dating game, or currently are, chances are you've had a date gone wrong. These are often times super embarrassing, but they are always funny to look back on.

Keep Reading... Show less

I just recently got engaged and planning a wedding during a pandemic is actually kind of a nightmare.

A lot of venues are taken for 2021 because of corona brides and grooms who have had to reschedule their weddings and the same goes for other vendors and literally everything else.

Keep Reading... Show less

While promoting her most recent movie, "Work It," Sabrina Carpenter has divulged some of her favorite beauty products to interviewers.

Keep Reading... Show less

When I say we can't stop thinking about the relationship advice Miley Cyrus dropped on "Call Her Daddy" today, I mean it literally.

Her truth bombs hit me (and most who listened) like a wrecking ball and coupled with the release of her new song "Midnight Sky," we're going to need some time to process the greatness. In case you haven't listened yet (what are you waiting for?), here are 10 relationship tips Miley shared that we should all live by for the rest of time.

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

Founders Of Color: Rec Room's Dre Taylor On What Blackness Can Look Like And Not Working For Free

"It mattered to me that when we were depicting racial diversity for Rec Room, we showed the broad spectrum of what Blackness can look like."

Rec Room

The world of sustainable fashion is inundated with marketing gimmicks, false advertising, and large corporations cutting corners — Rec Room is the pure antithesis of that.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

5 At-Home Therapy Tips You Need, No Matter What Your Therapy Routine Is

Whether you're in a Zoom session or live-chatting, make sure your home therapy space is good to go.

No matter what stigmas you held about therapy before this year, I'm sure 2020 has affirmed that we could ALL use a nice long therapy session. Between wildfires that took over an entire continent, a global health crisis, and what's sure to be one giant circus of an election in the United States, we need help and we need it now.

The fact of the matter is, therapy has been a helpful, valid resource long before the world decided to become one giant dumpster fire. Having a safe space to discuss what's going on in your life, worries you have, and struggles you're facing has become a very normal thing for individuals' mental health.

Keep Reading... Show less

Dunkin' just announced that they'll be releasing their fall menu earlier than ever — set to debut on August 19 — and that it'll include new menu options this season, including a new signature pumpkin spice latte. Let me just say, Starbucks has some fall-menu competition now.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments