When one door closes, another opens: Never had this saying been more true than when you consider how the fitness industry has been thrown for a loop because of the global pandemic. Overnight, the door closed on crowded gyms and 25-person bootcamps and group classes—the bread and butter for many gyms. This has caused many small gyms to abandon old ways and adopt a more OPEX-style model—one that replaces generic …
Emily Beers is a freelance health, fitness and nutrition writer. She has also been coaching fitness at MadLab School of Fitness in Vancouver, B.C. since 2009. A former college basketball player and rower, Emily became heavily involved in CrossFit after finishing her Masters degree in journalism at the University of Western Ontario. She competed at the 2014 CrossFit Games and also worked with CrossFit Inc.’s media team for 8 years. You can also find her work at Morning Chalk Up, Barbend, Precision Nutrition and a host of other fitness and nutrition companies and media outlets.