On a Wednesday evening, as the clock ticks towards 8PM, participants begin trickling into the Zoom meeting. From the initial two, the crowd grows to 10, then 18. Black screens emblazoned with large letters slowly flicker to life, revealing an assortment of homebound people, all clad in their workout gear. They’ve assembled for a high intensity cardio training session.
The instructor, a lean, chiseled man clad in a black sleeveless vest, grey shorts, and running shoes takes over. He’s stood in the middle of a living room, a grey couch to his right, a coffee table moved out of the way to make room for a yellow yoga mat.