WORMS – Until recently, very few music teachers, fitness trainers and people from similar professions could have imagined that the living room, the attic, the home office or the kitchen would become a classroom. But with the Corona crisis everything changed – thanks to creativity and digital possibilities. Let us stick to the example of the “attic room”. Tanja Hauzeneder placed herself in the camera. In front of her is a towel that serves as a replacement for the step board. After a short instruction she starts with the warm-up; the video runs for about eight minutes before saying goodbye to the main part. She uploaded the recordings to YouTube in private mode; the links will be published with the publication times in a closed Whatsapp group, in which only members will be accepted and, at their invitation, interested parties from the Freundeskreis.
Tanja Hauzeneder had the idea for this together with Nadine Jager. Both of them give four classes a week at the Worms gymnastics community, namely step aerobics, step and tone, BoXlates and aerobic dance. “We give the digital training hours privately, not on behalf of TG Worms,” explains Hauzeneder, who, together with Jager, was looking for a quick and easy solution to keep your course participants busy, support them at home, and the connection maintain among themselves. Around 35 of the approximately 50 course participants take advantage of the free offer. Among them is Mona John. She took two courses, namely BoXlates and Step and Tone, and the workout in the living room is something completely new for her too. Looking into the Whatsapp group has become a habit and she is almost always there when the exercises are put online at 6 p.m. You watch on the TV. “I have a mirror hanging nearby so I can control the movements,” says John. “Tanja and Nadine are very careful to take everyone with them. I also find it funny how they communicate with us. Just as if we were actually there. ”The videos are divided into warm-up, main part and stretching at the end.
“There is no such thing with many fitness videos”, Mona John praises the commitment of the two trainers. While their service is private, the Turngemeinde Worms, together with the Worms Open Channel, has put together a TV and online service that enables members and other interested parties to stay fit at home. Sports scientist Bernhard Rohrig and trainer Klaudia Gogolew, with the support of Nicole Klink, present exercises that can be done at home with little effort. Just recently they recorded three hours of exercise in OK Worms, which are shown there and on the website of TG Worms tgworms.de (see info box). Everyone has the opportunity to watch these exercises day and night.
“Our special thanks go to the Open Channel for the spontaneous willingness to take part in this campaign, as well as all exercise instructors who help to make TGW-Sport @ home possible in a diverse and, above all, uncomplicated way,” says Christel Feierabend, deputy chairperson of TG Worms about the great commitment in this time of crisis.
FITNESS BROADCAST IN THE OPEN CHANNEL
The TG Worms trainers will be on the Open Channel every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6 p.m. New recordings are planned. Further information is available on the Internet at tgworms.de.
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