Coaching Behind The Mask

December 2, 2020 by
Photo credit: Kay Wiese

As the Covid cases continue to grow across the country, more and more gyms have been forced to implement a mask policy, requiring members to wear masks at all times, including during workouts. Such restrictions have not only impacted the members, but also the coaches and programmers who are focused on making sure their athletes can still achieve their fitness goals, even in a mask.

One big thing: When it comes to wearing masks, the key thing that needs to be changed, is not necessarily the programming, but rather the way athletes approach the workout. It is this sentiment that has caused many coaches to change up the way they have members take on their workouts. We talked to six coaches who all had different, but insightful approaches to how they work with their athletes despite the masks.

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