With major league sporting events cancelled, the trickle down effect has forced many competitive sports teams and businesses offering training programs across the city to abandon their season. Karina Mitchell takes a look at one business that's bringing the community together in a novel way, despite calls for "social distancing."
Gotham Gymnastics in Gowanus is a USAG sanctioned training facility. The business is new to the borough, and has been preparing to send its artistic team members to state championships in Buffalo at the end this month and then on to regional championships. But because of the state clampdown on gyms and large gatherings it has had to close the facility to training and all competitions are cancelled.
In order to keep the gymnasts fit and conditioning while at home and cooped up indoors it came up with a novel training program and wanted to include the greater community who are all dealing with the impact of the coronavirus.
Coaches Ana and Daniel Miranda and a team of coaches and experts are offering virtual training free of charge this week to team and non-team members. "Quaranteam" sessions include work on flexibility, endurance, even yoga. Thousands of people from the city and around the country tuned in for their first live class this week. The coaches say there is growing interest in the virtual training "with the gymnasts leading the way and redefining success."
For more information on how to take part in the free program head to their instagram account @gothamgymnastics.