Safety Tips for When
You Return to the Gym Boston University epidemiologist Ellie Murray
says there is a "spectrum of risk"
as businesses reopen. According to Murray, the biggest risk at the gym
comes from indoor small group exercise classes. A report from 'Business Insider' says over 112 COVID-19 cases in South Korea came from
one fitness workshop. For any class, Murray says people should
have up to 12 feet of space between each other. You will want to clean equipment before
using it, so make sure you have access to
hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes. Try to cut down time spent in a gym's
locker room, showers, sauna and bathroom. Your best bet is to arrive in your workout gear
and use your shower at home afterwards. Ellie Murray, via Lifehacker Work out outside as much as possible, as open spaces are less of a threat than confined spaces. Be sure to still carry sanitizer
and wipes with you when handling
outdoor equipment, such as a pull-up bar.