Governments across the world have directed the closure of workout facilities and gyms in the hope of curbing the spread of the coronavirus. But thanks to fitness enthusiasts and personal trainers who have taken it on themselves to offer a range of exercise regimens virtually, to help people stay fit physically as well as mentally. And, most of these virtual workouts are totally free. Quite similarly, to enable fitness lovers to stay fit outside of the gym during quarantine, the Chicago-based Fitness Business Coach and Personal Trainer, Brandon Carter, has launched “DIRECT HIIT” free daily workouts.
The fitness model-cum-internet star is using his massive fanbase of over 3000,000 followers on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube to introduce people to his HIIT workout plans, stretching, yoga, meditation exercises, and other personalized training sessions that can be practiced while being sheltered at home and without any expensive equipment. And now, ever since he has unveiled the details of his virtual workout programs, thousands and lakhs of people have already begun registering for themselves and for family-themed workouts.
Carter, who’s also a fitness model for Nike, PUMA, Adidas, and Air Jordan, has been rightly winning hearts and clients by uploading new workout videos and short glimpses of his regime on Instagram. The 20-year experienced certified Trainer has waived the basic fee for his services so that more and more people from across the globe can access his workouts, get moving, and stay on track. “There’s no better time than now to transform the way our bodies look and the manner in which we live our lifestyle. I would urge people to enroll in any online fitness class so that their body is optimized for sleep every day and the internal stress is taken out through targeted movements and stretches. The DIRECT HIIT session that I’ve introduced requires no equipment and can be practiced anywhere for about 30 to 45 minutes. For those who want to opt for a different style of workout can get their programs customized as per their schedule and skill levels. The idea is to help people stay in shape during quarantine,” added Carter.
Being a Nutritionist besides his other feats, Cater strongly believes that moving to online instruction in times like these is the need of the hour and the best possible solution to keep people on their schedule, fit & healthy, and most importantly, sane. Carter says that even though the fitness centers and gyms have closed down, but technology has helped alleviate the pressure that most businesses in this sector are dealing with. He adds to this, “Everybody needs support at this hour – times are really uncertain. I feel online training is a brilliant way to connect with people who are looking forward to doing something that’s a distraction from what they’re already doing. And what better than home workouts? In fact, some of my clients are even seeking nutrition and wellness guidance from me, which is a positive indication that people want to take efforts to stay healthy.”
Having experienced first-hand the transformation that fitness training causes, Carter is since then on the voyage to guide personal trainers to build their online fitness businesses successfully. “I know how hard it is to make it as a personal trainer in this highly-competitive industry,” he says. Like many, Carter too believes that everybody, including kids, should engage themselves in doing something constructive and positive, and workout is just one of the options among many others.