Pune: After several weeks of taking a morning walk around the premises of his housing society, Kuldeep Sharma, a resident of Kalyaninagar, was thrilled to be able to return to his favourite location at Jogger’s Park to exercise on Monday.
“It is not just about the walk, but we also get to socialize in a way. The ones who walk regularly, smile, nod or wave at each other while passing.,” he said. Sayantani Ghose, a Vimannagar resident, was surprised at the turnout at Udaan Jaivividha Udyan on Monday morning. Ghose said everyone was adhering to social distancing norms.
Owners of gyms that were ready to accommodate members at 50% capacity from Monday, said they did not expect many members. Shrikant Jadhav, the general secretary of Maharashtra Gym Owners Association, said, “The flow of members was 40% of our total capacity.”
Arvind Sonawar, who freelances as a personal trainer, said, “Even though many of my clients have been working out at home, they are excited to go back to the gym.”
Adil Shaikh, a Kondhwa resident, said, “I I had to call and book a slot at my gym. I am happy to resume my regular workout at the gym with all safety precautions.”