Staying active is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and many people during this time are opting to exercise outdoors rather than go to their local gym or fitness facility. Exercising outdoors, spread out from other people, is the safest option. If you choose to go to the gym there are a few things to remember.
All indoor fitness activities are now allowed.
When you pack a bag to go to the gym, make sure to bring items that you might normally use communally.
- A full water bottle
- Hand sanitizer to ensure you have a way to clean your hands between the use of different pieces of equipment (if hand washing is not possible).
- Personal items for use in the change rooms (such as hairdryers, deodorant, soaps, etc.).
- Your own towel.
- If you use the equipment during your workout, bring your own if possible (such as helmets, racquets, goggles, yoga mats, gloves, weight belts, ankle guards, etc.)
When at the gym, don’t share water bottles or other drinks, choose exercises that keep you in the same spot and at least 2 metres away from others, and clean or disinfect equipment after use – wait for equipment surfaces to air dry naturally before using.
Clean your hands before and after a workout and use hand sanitizer when transitioning between pieces of equipment.
Clean or sanitize your hands before you touch your face, eyes, mouth or nose.