By Erica Thomas, managing editor
TRUSSVILLE — A local gym owner is keeping clients moving, during quarantine, by using social media, video calls and a mobile gym.
Romen McDonald, of Squad Fitness, has been on the prowl for different ways to satisfy client needs. He has set up Zoom video chat workouts and started a Facebook page, Results from Home, to keep coaches and trainers connected to the community.
One of the most “outside of the box” ideas McDonald has conjured, is the mobile gym. He set up his 14-foot trailer as a mini-gym and drove it to a client’s front yard. Although he’s only done it once, he said he is willing to do it again if someone is in need.
“If there’s a need, I’ll be there,” said McDonald. “Not going to the gym can have a big impact on your mental state and your well-being.”
The trailer is equipped with a pull-up bar, a row machine, an adjustable bench, a punching bag, turf, dumbells and kettlebells. Everything is sanitized before and after use.
McDonald said he wants everyone to feel like they haven’t missed a beat when they are able to go back to the gym, after the coronavirus pandemic.
“If you’re not working out, your anxiety is going to start increasing, you’re going to start making dumb decisions and you’re just not going to feel good about yourself,” McDonald continued.
Anyone can join the Results at Home Facebook page. Squad fitness also has a promotion going on right now for those who do not have a home gym.
“We have TRX straps,” explained McDonald. “You can hit everything with it, so it’s the most versatile piece of equipment you can have without having to go out and buy a bunch of weights.”
Click here to sign up for the promotion.