Getting Back to the Gym with Personal Trainer Dan Yeung – What We Know!

Getting Back to the Gym with Personal Trainer Dan Yeung

The fifth covid wave took a toll on Hong Kong as an entire. Town noticed a document excessive variety of each day instances and a number of the strictest restrictions on the planet. Like many industries, the world of health took an enormous hit. From gymnasium closures to gyms utterly shutting down, some needed to adapt and alter up their method to coaching their purchasers. 

With gyms set to re-open on April 21, 2022, we caught up with some trainers within the metropolis to see how they handled the lockdown, how they continued to handle every shopper’s development, and extra. 

Dan Yeung, freelance private coach and soon-to-be coach at Re/Nation, shares his secret to getting again into the gymnasium routine.

How would you describe your gymnasium to somebody seeking to get again into the health routine?

The important thing to getting again right into a health routine boils down to 2 issues – endurance and perseverance. As a coach, I perceive the significance of a gradual build-up to attain desired, sustainable targets. It’s crucial to begin small, particularly when getting again into the groove of issues. Understandably, it will likely be tempting to hurry, however belief the method, and relaxation assured, you’ll construct momentum and return to peak bodily efficiency in a protected and wholesome method.

What was the most important wrestle you’ve had throughout the lockdown and the way did you cope?

The most important problem I skilled throughout the lockdown was sustaining the usual of coaching for my purchasers, with out the consolation of a gymnasium. Not solely was I posed with the problem of making a motivational surroundings in a public park; I needed to get inventive with coaching packages. Retaining shopper consideration and sustaining motivational ranges was, and is, of the utmost significance. Coaching is cathartic in some ways, for many individuals, and through a lockdown, it’s particularly simple to fall out of a routine. Checking in on my purchasers was a high precedence of mine to make sure that accountability and progress-tracking remained unwavering. 

How did you alter up your purchasers’ exercises?

When you’re pressured to confront a change of scene, you uncover issues that you just would possibly’ve beforehand neglected. For me, I selected to have a look at this in a constructive mild. There are numerous advantages to coaching within the nice outside, and really fortunately for me, I used to be in a position to create a hybrid coaching program utilising gymnasium gear and pure assets. Since we had been arrange in a park, we had entry to bars and naturally, timber, enabling us to include extra resistance-based and body weight workouts that elevated a conventional exercise to incorporate extra cardio. And naturally, having the occasional furry companion customer added a bit of enjoyment to a painful exercise [laughs].

How do you retain purchasers motivated to coach?

As talked about beforehand, it’s all about sustaining constant, sturdy strains of transparency and communication. The connection that I develop with my purchasers extends past our one-hour session. Once they go dwelling and make their meals, I ask them to take photographs, maintain me up to date, and encourage any dwelling exercises that may be integrated on the times that they don’t prepare with me. The fantastic thing about dwelling via a lockdown this present day is the accessibility that expertise grants us, enabling us to remain in contact, even in essentially the most isolating of circumstances. 

What new programmes can we anticipate from you now that gyms are reopening on April 21?

Returning to gyms provides me entry to a plethora of kit that can be utilized to accommodate a variety of targets. Though out of doors coaching supplies a extra cardio-based exercise, gaining access to a gymnasium permits me to be extra focused in attaining strength-based targets. If there’s a particular physique half {that a} shopper needs to develop, I’ll have full entry to the instruments to make that occur. And most significantly, with summer season quick approaching, there shall be air-conditioning (thank god).