Fitness studio pivots to Zoom classes

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The host pays $40 for the event and can invite as many individuals as they want to the Zoom party. Groups can customize the class for their needs. The options range from yoga, flexibility, a chair dance routine, to cardio to a combination of fitness types. Courtesy Facebook.com

Zeal Aerial Fitness announced it is now offering the online experience for groups.

After Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive order to shut down all nonessential facilities in March, the gym had to pivot and come up with new ideas for hosting classes. Like many fitness studios in the area, Zeal switched to online Zoom classes at a reduced rate from its regular classes.

“There are so many great options for people online and we know that our experience can’t be done over a computer,” owner and founder Christina VanDam said. “We had to get creative.”

The online parties launched mid-April and were originally only scheduled to be on the weekend. However, when the weekend spots filled up, VanDam opened the availability to any day of the week at any time.

“We realize the importance of connection and fitness,” VanDam said. “We know many people haven’t been able to connect with friends or family other than just chatting online. This gives people the opportunity to interact in a meaningful way and have accountability for their workout.”

The host pays $40 for the event and can invite as many individuals as they want to the Zoom party. Groups can customize the class for their needs. The options range from yoga, flexibility, a chair dance routine, to cardio to a combination of fitness types.

Those interested in hosting a party can contact Zeal at zealaerialfitness@gmail.com or call (616) 834-0915 to book.

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