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XS Energy Pilates Studio owner Wendy Drew is providing online Zoom classes during COVID-19.
Camera IconXS Energy Pilates Studio owner Wendy Drew is providing online Zoom classes during COVID-19. Credit: Picture: Pip's Photography

Fitness outlets across Karratha are proving a closed door won’t stop them from connecting with clients and maintaining their health.

XS Energy Pilates Studio Karratha owner Wendy Drew has launched online mat-work Pilates classes and pre-natal sessions via Zoom.

Ms Drew said she had been running multiple classes daily to help keep her clients connected and fit.

“I am doing probably two or three online Zoom classes a day to keep all my clients fit and in a good space of mind,” she said.

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“I’m trying to just either do an isolated workout on a specific area or a whole body workout.

“It doesn’t matter if you don’t have any equipment.

“I had one girl using a Tupperware water bottle and another girl using tinned food, so you can make do with anything.”

Ms Drew said it was important to continue exercising during the COVID-19 pandemic to keep both your physical and mental health in check.

“There is a lot of negativity around the whole coronavirus thing and being quarantined or in isolation doesn’t do anything for your mindset,” she said.

“It’s nice to be able to chat to other people that aren’t in your household and just to boost your morale and self-esteem.”

Meanwhile, Karratha Leisureplex and Wickham Recreation Precinct also shifted online and were offering personalised at home workouts, video challenges and access to Les Mills on demand.

City of Karratha director of community services Arron Minchin said fitness staff were dedicated to keeping the town active.

“We have given the staff a challenge about getting their information and their classes out without people actually coming through the doors. They are putting it online and it has been received pretty well,” he said.

“It’s really been designed without any specialist equipment in mind so you can do it at home.”

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