How does Covid-19 relate to Personal Training?
(last updated 1/18/2021)
Ok, so 2020 has been nuts. Your life has been rearranged. What’s worse, some of the two most powerful ways to keep yourself sane through it all (physical activity and social contact) have been greatly reduced. Perhaps you came looking for a way to improve your health, to boost your immunity, or just stop feeling so sluggish all the time.
But is personal training safe? Good question… read on.
Let's start with state of MN guidelines
Gyms and fitness centers are currently open by order of Governor Tim Walz (as of 1/18/21). What does this mean for Happy Human?
We are not technically a fitness center. We provide in-home and virtual fitness services. One-on-one personal training is far less risky than your typical gym or fitness center. We encourage virtual training for all our clients (new and old). But we believe that in-home personal training is worth the risk (for most people).
But is it really safe?
We take every precaution (see section below). But, we’d be dishonest if we said we can 100% guarantee that no Covid transmission will happen through our in-home service. In every Covid decision we make we have to weigh the risks vs the benefits. We have done an extensive analysis of the risks and the benefits of in-home personal training. We feel that, for non-seniors without other risk factors, in-home training is a reasonably low risk.
Services we Currently Provide
In Home Training
(for most people)
With in-home training you are only exposed to one (very conscientious) person who is taking every precaution to ensure your safety. All of our trainers who are seeing clients in-home have completed a Covid-19 safety course.
(Note: We recommend that vulnerable populations use one of our other training options. This includes seniors, people with asthma, diabetes, or weakened immune systems.)
Remote Online Private Training
For cold days, or for situations where outside training isn’t possible, our third choice is online training. You’d be amazed out what a great workout experience you can get with today’s technology.
Outside Personal Training
There is just nothing like in-person 1-on-1 training for results, mood improvements, and fun factor. So our second choice is live personal training outside (on warmer days). In your yard, in a local park, or wherever you like!