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Virtual group exercise has become a reality

Photo courtesy of Wexer VirtualFor those who participate in a group exercise classes most likely these scenarios have presented themselves to you:

  • you go to the gym specifically for a class but it is full
  • there are no classes available at the times you can get to the gym
  • you get in a class but the instructor is caught in traffic, is sick, or just doesn’t show up. 
  • Over the past few years many clubs have started to offer classes in a new way where none of those, and other, issues, can arise. 

    Virtual exercise classes is a new phenomena that allows a club to either offer a class on a schedule so interested parties can participate with other members, or, allow members to click play on the pre-recorded instruction video on their own, making the offering available whenever the club is open. All of this can be offered without a staff member present. 

    Read on for the rest of the story.

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