Premium Lifestyle Club Toowomba (PLC) has embraced the closure of gyms in the current Coronavirus environment by setting up an online portal and live streaming workouts, accessible twice a day.

Gym Owner and 2019 Downs Woman in Business of the Year, Nicole Steffens, said while the closure of her business is disappointing, it has opened an opportunity to explore other innovative options for this local business to keep its members active and healthy from the comfort of their homes. “Not only is my team offering streamed gym sessions to our members, but we will also be hosting mindset sessions and will be bringing a local dietician on board,” she said. “We know through this time people will be struggling not just with their physical health but also their mental health, and we will be hosting weekly classes to offer support and guidance in these turbulent times.”

PLC Toowoomba members who have participated in the first streamed workout sessions say the online 45-minute workout is a good contemporary option. PLC members are impressed with the gym’s efforts and care for its members through these tough times, providing online workouts that are as effective as in-person classes, but without the risk of infection. PLC trainers are also adapting to the new set up, ensuring they are considerate of the new workout locations. The daily workouts are now focused on the use of body weight, but may even incorporate some random household items to not only add resistance but keep up the moral of clients.

“The business will continue to have close communication with members and welcomes new clients who are unable to use other gyms due to the closure. In a time where we need to be healthy and happy, we do believe this innovative thinking and online option will support our members, more than just with their physical health,” Steffens said.

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