Some gyms have found a parade in the face of the prohibition of reopening despite the déconfinement. They hold sessions in a small group in the parking lot of their establishment. On the basque coast, where in recent days it is very beautiful, the practice develops.The gym Gochoa in Anglet (Pyrenees-Atlantiques) offers classes on its parking with the prohibition of re-opening, may 2020. (MATHIAS RANQUE / CENTER GOCHOA ANGLET)
“At the beginning, squat ! Go courage !”, one side of the road that leads to the beaches, the other walls blue and yellow of the gym and between the two, in the parking lot. This is where that will take place nine times per week, during the room Gochoa, in Anglet in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques. The sports halls have for the moment not the right to reopen despite the déconfinement but some have found a parade sessions in a small group in the parking lot of their establishment, such as in the basque country where the weather allows the practice to develop.
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It is a session with no hardware and no towels, with a minimum distance of two metres between the participants. The course is streamed live on the internet for those who were not able to take place. “We have a little bit of luck since we redid the asphalt of our parking, there are less than six months, “explains Mathias Ranque, co-managing partner of the room Gochoa. Therefore, there is no risk of strain for the participants. No hole, it is nickel. We have a room which is in the 800 m2 and has a parking all-around with a thirty-seat traditional and it was a place that is not sloped on the side. There is a movement to the side, it was still a lot of passing.”
Find the sensations and the atmosphere
“It’s funny because people sometimes honk and greet the participants, it is quite fun, finally,”says the co-manager of the room. A few miles away in the same city but on a different car park, one of the Earn Training Center. Julian gives appointment to its subscribers, every evening, Monday to Friday. By scrupulously respecting the rules of hygiene : “We have sanitizers and gels hydro-alcoholic. For the organization it is the coach who installs the equipment and workstations for each participant who enrolled in our classes.”
If you need a carpet or a rubber band, it is we who put it on the workstation. We do not let members go their own material.Julien, Earn Training Centerà franceinfo
Annabelle is part of the membership of private gym for two months. On Tuesday evening, it is with much pleasure, that it has done its first session outside. “During the containment one has been able to continue a sporting activity still in visio but it doesn’t have the same intensity in the effort as one is alone in front of a screen, “she explains. It is even more enjoyable with a group with which one grows up a little bit and the coach is behind also. It allows us to go a little further in our capabilities.
It’s really nice to find these sensations, the atmosphere and used to go after work to decompress, even if it is on the parking.Annabelle, a member of Earn Training Centerà franceinfo
These outdoor training sessions to give ideas to those who propose them. Why not to continue ? Even when the rooms will be reopened ? But this time rather in the edge of the beach or on the parking lot.