Staying active during the COVID-19 pandemic is easy, thanks to a number of recreation-oriented businesses in Lake County offering trail access and virtual programming. From online yoga classes to freshly groomed Nordic ski trails, there a number of ways for locals to engage in “Workout Wednesday,” the mid-week theme of Leadville Main Street’s “Keeping on Beat at 10,000 Feet” campaign.
Ray of Light is offering a variety of online classes during the business’ studio closure. Ray of Light’s weekly aerobic class, “willPower & grace,” is continuing via Zoom on Monday nights; a variety of vinyasa and restorative yoga classes are also being offered each week. Participants have the option to donate to Ray of Light and the instructors via Venmo.
The Leadville Box, which closed in March due to the stay-at-home order, is posting at-home fitness routines on social media. The gym posts a different workout to Facebook every few days; the routines often include burpees, lunges, pushups and more.
The Lake County Recreation Department is engaging in remote programming via Facebook Live. Workout programming includes real time, instructor-led soccer lessons and aerobic routines while family-friendly activities include virtual scavenger hunts, Connect 4 parties and crafts.
Nordic trails at Tennessee Pass Nordic Center and Mt. Massive Golf Course are open to the public, though the clubhouses are closed. April 12 was likely the last groom of the season for Tennessee Pass Nordic Center, which continued to groom trails for public use despite the shutdown. The Mineral Belt Trail also remains open to Nordic skiing while snow sticks around.