Although virtual fitness is not a new trend, it’s prevalence has recently skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and BaySport has jumped onboard – offering 80 to 90% of its clients virtual fitness and wellness classes for its employees. BaySport’s virtual wellness and fitness classes are a great way to provide wellness services to individuals who are unable to attend classes in person. Due to our current state, this is the case for most, if not all, of our clients. Virtual classes provide a sense of community by giving participants the social interaction they would get from an in-person class”, says Genevieve Desuadiso, a BaySport fitness coach at the fast growing start-up, Snowflake. She goes on to say employees are getting a chance to socialize and not feel as isolated during her high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and Tabata-style classes.
BaySport makes it easy for our participants to get a workout in during their day; whether they are working from home, the office, or traveling. Additionally, if employees are unable to attend classes live due to scheduling conflicts, we have an online library of classes all taught by certified instructors with a common goal to enhance the wellbeing of their participants. Our classes range from High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) to Yoga and are easily accessible at the participant’s convenience.
Not only have we begun offering virtual classes for employees at our corporate sites, but also for the children of employees at companies such as ServiceNow, Nvidia, unicorn startup Snowflake and scientific research institute SRI International. As stated in the San Francisco Business Times, “BaySport offers play-based exercise classes called “Kids in Motion” and also quieter movement classes “Kids Yoga and Meditation” for two age groups, children up to 8 and those between 8-18 years old.” Adults are not the only ones affected by shelter-in-place orders, and all age groups can benefit from motivational classes that positively impact their overall wellbeing. We are pleased to have the opportunity to offer these services.