IN the past month, numerous businesses have been forced to change the way they operate because of the coronavirus and the subsequent restrictions handed down by the federal government.
One of the those has been Nowra's F45 Training gym, owned and run by former NRL player Dylan Farrell.
On Monday, all gyms, as well as other places where people gather like bars and restaurants, were forced to shut their doors.
"We've been working hard since finding out the news on Sunday, trying to figure out alternate ways to still offer our fitness services to the area," Farrell said.
"The team here have worked really hard over the past four years to get us to where we are today and we are going to do our best to continue that.
"We know how much this gym means to a lot of people and we love the community vibe we've built."
Through this whole pandemic, we feel the positive impact a gym can have on someone's life has been underestimated - we know first hand how good it can be for both your physical and mental healthNowra F45 Training's Dylan Farrell
To combat these restrictions, Farrell and his gym are developing a number of alternatives.
"We sent out an email to all of our clients earlier in the week, explaining that we've suspended all the memberships," he said.
"Us here at Nowra have been working alongside F45 headquarters in developing an online platform, which everyone is now able to access via our website."
If you follow the links on the website, clients can sign up, which will enable you to do workouts from home - which will cost you $20 per week.
"Through this whole pandemic, we feel the positive impact a gym can have on someone's life has been underestimated - we know first hand how good it can be for both your physical and mental health," Farrell, who also captain/coaches the Nowra-Bomaderry Jets, said.
"Unfortunately, because of this, there will be some people who will struggle during this time but I want people to know we are here to help them - such as setting up individual programs.
"We just want to keep ticking those boxes."
On top of this, Farrell and his team are in the process of sorting out small group 'bootcamps'.
"The bootcamps are still in the early stages but if you're keen on getting involved, please contact us at the gym directly," Farrell said.
"The more members interested, the more comprehensive the sessions will be.
"At the end of the day, we want to do everything we can to keep you fit, healthy and happy."
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