UNIQUE ONLINE WORKOUTS
With most of the world currently cooped up indoors, there has been a proliferation of online workout classes and live-streamed exercise demonstrations. Of course, some are good, some not so good. To give you an idea of the diversity of content that exists right now, ELEVATION has selected three individuals from around the world who are inspiring quarantine fitness in unique ways.
Patricia Zhou – Los Angeles, USA
Patricia Zhou, an internationally recognized ballerina, has begun offering online ballet classes. The Michigan native graduated from the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington D.C. before spending a year with the Royal Ballet in London. From there, she joined the Staatsballett-Berlin (the Berlin State Ballet), where she performed for five years. Zhou then relocated to California where she is involved in the LA Dance Project. She is offering both “beginner” and “intermediate/advanced” classes regularly on Instagram Live. Or you can visit her website for a recorded class. See her in action below:
Jan Frodeno – Mallorca, Spain
Jan Frodeno is among the greatest living endurance athletes in the world. The 38-year-old German has won the Ironman World Championship three times, the Half Ironman World Championship twice, and the gold medal in the triathlon at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In just a few hours from now – 8AM CET on April 11 – he will kick off another ironman-length triathlon. The twist is that he will complete the entire challenge within the confines of his own home. That’s a 3.8 km swim in a counter-current home pool, a 180 km spin on an exercise bike, and a full marathon on a treadmill. Watch him do it all on his Facebook page!
People can support Frodeno in his #TriAtHome challenge by making donations HERE. Proceeds will go toward providing PPE to medical workers in his home town of Girona, Spain and toward the Laureus Sport For Good Foundation.
Yoweri Museveni – Kampala, Uganda
Yoweri Museveni has been the President of Uganda since 1986. He rose to power through his involvement in rebellions that toppled former leaders Idi Amin and Milton Obote. Although the country has been relatively peaceful during Museveni’s term, he is no longer as popular as he once was. He overturned presidential term limits and presidential age limits so that he could stay in power, and he has been known to forcefully suppress political dissidents. Nonetheless, many find the quirky old strongman to be entertaining. Yesterday 75-year-old Museveni took to Twitter to discourage his people from exercising outside, where they risk catching the coronavirus. Enjoy a demonstration of his indoor workout routine below.