“In these trying times, exercise could really help us to keep sane and healthy,” says Leanne Bartolo, one of Malta’s leading fitness instructors and personal trainers. “Once people started going into quarantine and self-isolation, I realised that many of my clients and friends were frustrated that we could no longer work out together, so I decided to immediately launch an online platform that was already in the works, so that we could still keep fit together, converting my studio into a makeshift filming studio to be able to share my workouts with all those at home.”
Having recently announced the launch of her online fitness and lifestyle brand, which will take Ms Bartolo’s dynamic content straight into people’s home and onto their phones, she says she has received countless calls and messages asking when it will be available. “Interest has undoubtedly been sparked by the current situation, in light of the coronavirus crisis,” she continues.
“We had planned to roll out my new workout videos over the next few weeks but have instead prioritised the launch of a series of one-hour long sessions, which will be streamed live on Instagram starting immediately. My goal is to help all those that want to work out at home without burdening them with extra costs in these turbulent times.”
Each online session will target different areas of the body and suit different fitness levels, so everyone will find them useful.
“I want to do my part in helping to support those who are currently in quarantine or self-isolation. So, for an hour in your day, let’s unwind, de-stress and focus on your wellbeing in these turbulent times,” Ms Bartolo says.
Ms Bartolo is inviting those interested to follow her on Instagram at @leannebartolo and to keep an eye on her Instagram Stories to confirm dates and times of the next live class. Further details, including what items you will need to be able to participate fully and reap the full benefits of these live online sessions, will follow.