Reflexes of the pandemic on personal physical training in southern Brazil




Social isolation; Digital technologies; Virtual training; Professional performance.


Objective: to analyze the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the routine of Personal Trainers (PTs) in southern Brazil. Methods: by invitation on social networks, 79 PTs (38 women; 41 men; aged 20 to 69 years) answered a questionnaire available on Google Forms during the months of April and May/2020, with questions about characterization, professional performance and physical exercise routine. Results: There was a decrease in clients both for less experienced PTs (92%) and for those with longer experience (68%); the most used digital technology used for training was WhatsApp (81%); most of the PTs (79%) believe that the intensity of virtual training is much lower, but that the method will continue to be used after the pandemic period. Conclusion: social isolation imposed by the pandemic impacted in a negative manner the work of PTs, reducing clients, forcing the use of remote methodologies and altering the PTs' physical exercise routine.


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How to Cite

AZAMBUJA, C. R.; SANTOS, D. L. dos. Reflexes of the pandemic on personal physical training in southern Brazil. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 11, n. 15, p. e373111537106, 2022. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v11i15.37106. Disponível em: Acesso em: 9 feb. 2023.



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