PAWLEYS ISLAND — When Tidelands Health surveyed its fitness members, they learned quickly several of their members didn’t want to come back due to COVID-19 concerns.
“We wanted to be able to reach them,” said Kim Vanlandingham, manager of Tidelands HealthPoint Center for Health and Fitness.
HealthPoint has in-person classes in Pawleys Island, which is where Tidelands does its streaming.
“There’s a lot of risk emotionally and physically associated with just being sedentary. So we wanted to make sure everybody was staying with their exercise program,” Vanlandingham continued.
That’s when Tidelands Health expedited pre-COVID plans to stream fitness classes online.
In September, it launched virtual membership for classes such as Zumba, pilates and yoga through a live-streamed format. For $15 per month, members can get their fitness classes in, from the comfort of their own home.
“In general, our facility has a strong social connection with our members,” Vanlandingham said.