COVID-19 is already one of the craziest things that has happened in my life. The continuous isolation, undefined timeline, and loss of life on a global scale is a lot to think about. It is difficult for even an optimist like myself to ignore its negative impact on our lives.

I am one of the Co-Founders of Evolve United, a fitness company out of Denver that mainly operates within apartment complexes. We provide on-site fitness classes, personal training, and massage therapy, all of which have been shut down due to COVID-19. Thankfully, we have been able to transition to a virtual platform that allows us to continue serving our clients with live classes.

I’m an extrovert. I love meeting new people, hearing their stories, and being in group discussions. But, now, all of a sudden, that part of my life has changed. It’s gone. However, in reviewing our new virtual model, I realized my need for social interaction could be helped by what we offer our clients. Our current platform allows us to watch live streams after they are over, so I managed to participate in three separate sessions last week.

Abs and Jabs

I was admittedly the most excited to try this class. It’s a kickboxing and this feeling remained hours after the class had ended.

Power Yoga

I love everything fast-paced, so I figured power yoga would be a more fun version of it. It was extremely fast-paced, but I was a bit out of my element. I enjoyed the class and transitions before coming back.

Body Boost

A classic HIIT workout, it left me in a similar, exhausted state as Abs and empowering. He made the hour fly by.

I learned a lot from participating in these classes. While virtual, they still provided a group environment that took me away from the world for an hour. I am proud that Evolve United has found a virtual solution for our partners during this time. We are continuing to improve our offerings as we troubleshoot any difficulties that we encounter during this transition. I am excited to see how these classes grow and community amidst the chaos.

We look forward to having you join us soon…either online or in person (eventually!)

–Dylan Smith