The Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on CrossFit
Public places were off-limits during the pandemic, and areas such as the gym had to close indefinitely if not observing strict regulations.
The Negatives of the Pandemic
The worst part of the pandemic was that meeting in groups was not an option. Since CrossFit loves the idea of community workouts, this had to take a break. People who make notable strides through communal engagements had it rough for a minute. It was also not easy to tell who would be coming back after the pandemic, as people were losing their lives unexpectedly.
The Pandemic’s Advantages
Nonetheless, every challenge opens new opportunities. Although gyms provided strict guidelines and limited spaces, working from home became a thing for multiple people. Some who had never tried working out stumbled across CrossFit and became part of the online community. Top athletes also shared their home routines which grew the community even further.
Trainers and gyms drew home routines to help people keep up with their fitness programs. This helped them adapt to online practices more easily, which is a significant plus for the days to come. One training session can spread to millions of people at the same time and remain online for years. Thus, session efficiency took on a whole different level.
Online engagement kept groups growing strong, with people across the globe sharing their daily workouts. At first, the teams felt they were limited but over time the constant online engagements created that community bonding that occurs during physical meetings.