Good morning Katie:

I can’t speak for you nor can I offer you medical advice, and I can’t know if it’s safe. Perhaps the better question is whether or not you can create a gym space and regular routine in your home. I’ve had some issues trying to secure things like kettle balls because the home gym took off around Denver and it was impossible to get them, and small hand weights. I ordered some from Amazon and they never arrived. If you feel vulnerable- and you should indeed take precautions, I would check Play It Again sports if you have any around you, Craig’s List and other used outlets. People are always selling that kind of thing. Then I would look online for good programs. Outside Online has some good one and Brad Stolberg is my go-to guy. However when you are dealing with more weight, you know to modify your program accordingly. As long as we’re moving, as long as we’re masked when we head outside, as long as we are eating well and exercising we improve our chances. So however you set it up: home gym, walks jogs or hikes, body weight exercise, you are doing the right thing. If you’re not feeling safe at a gym my feeling is don’t go. My feeling is that if cases are spiking, thousands more who don’t know they are asymptomatic are shedding. I think I’d be exercising great caution.

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