Gym owners, coaches, and personal trainers, how are you handling things? How are you adapting?
Friends of MDA, Thom and Tracey Downing, run a fantastic personal training gym called FIT in Los Altos, CA that’s been shuttered for the time being. They’ve come up with a series of innovative workarounds to keep their clients healthy and their coaches working: loaning out almost all the gym equipment—kettlebells, bands, dumbbells, and the like—to clients in the area and setting up online training sessions, cooking classes, and guided meditations via Zoom, running “PE classes” for kids, and posting home workouts and updates on Instagram. This is adaptation in real time. It’s hard, but it’s also cool to see.
“Good information. Thanks for doing articles like this. Right now, with so much fear in the news, it truly helps to have calm, collected posts that just talk about the current science with this thing.
A funny aside, my kids are currently in the kitchen eating grassfed beef burgers and spinach from local farms, and rice covered in butter. I got a kick out of reading that at the same time this was going on in my house.”
– Sounds like you’ve got the right approach, Casey.
Mark Sisson is the founder of Mark’s Daily Apple, godfather to the Primal food and lifestyle movement, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Keto Reset Diet. His latest book is Keto for Life, where he discusses how he combines the keto diet with a Primal lifestyle for optimal health and longevity. Mark is the author of numerous other books as well, including The Primal Blueprint, which was credited with turbocharging the growth of the primal/paleo movement back in 2009. After spending three decades researching and educating folks on why food is the key component to achieving and maintaining optimal wellness, Mark launched Primal Kitchen, a real-food company that creates Primal/paleo, keto, and Whole30-friendly kitchen staples.