CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Gyms forced to close. Fitness classes obliterated by a pandemic. Personal trainers quickly figuring out how to be not-so-personal with social distancing, face coverings and other safety measures.
Personal trainer Stacy Davis of Centennial said her fledgling business, Restore Fitness, barely survived 2020 after losing half its clientele.
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“They don’t want to stop getting their workouts in,” Davis said of her clients. “But there’s been lot of hesitancy, anxiety as we try to accommodate the protocols as best we can. There’s a lot of mental challenges and a little fear: Will it be safe or not?”
Davis started her business in 2018 after a lifetime of working toward that goal and suffering personal setbacks. She broke her back only a year earlier during a workout routine; her back had been compromised by a fall down some stairs as a child. That's why the focus of her practice is to help others fully recover from injuries post physical therapy.
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