Exercising With A Face Mask

Contributed by Bethany Reynolds
Health & Fitness Professional

Summer is here and stay at home orders are easing up. We are so excited that people are eager to get back into the community and see their JKFITNESS family. The big question on everyone’s mind is: Must I exercise with a face mask on?
At JKFITNESS we work by appointment-only to prevent any crowding in our gym. All employees working will have a mask on to ensure your safety. Practicing social distancing is not difficult and in fact, very normal at our studio.

You have the option at our studio to wear a face mask.  Please be cautious if you do wear a mask while exercising; as the mask can make it difficult to breathe and cause other physical complications. Some issues to watch out for, especially with intense exercise, include: lightheadedness, dizziness, numbness or tingling and shortness of breath. If those become an issue, remove the mask while exercising and continue your weekly training without wearing a mask.

Not everyone should try exercising with a face mask on. People who have underlying cardiovascular or respiratory conditions should talk to the doctors first. Examples include COPD, Bronchitis, Cystic Fibrosis, Pulmonary Fibrosis and any other conditions that affect your heart or lungs.

If you don’t feel comfortable getting out of your home and coming into our studios for training you have the option of doing a virtual training session with us. You get the comfort of your home but the training and accountability we offer. We even have options for affordable group-exercise each day. We have seen clients fit two or more group exercise classes into their schedule and do individual personal training for a well rounded strength training and cardio fitness training program.

If you have any questions or you’d like to sign up give us a call at 210-388-0989, or email info@jk-fit.com. Let us help you learn the tools you need to be successful on your health and wellness journey.