The Future of the Post-Pandemic Gym

From the first moment public health departments realized the Covid-19 pandemic was a real threat, just about everyone’s lifestyle was radically changed. For those who spent their their pre-pandemic time and energy committed to honing their physical fitness, this was a particularly jarring adjustment.

Gathering indoors in public and private spaces alike and exercising in close proximity to other people, once a tried-and-true method to promote healthy living, was deemed the opposite: a major health risk. To adjust, we stayed home, became more solitary, found new ways to work without equipment—the changes have been nearly innumerable.