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A Heavy Lift For The Fitness World As Home Workouts Replace The Gym

Swimmers, runners, weight-lifters are getting creative with home exercises. Out-of-work fitness instructors are doing tricky math: whether to offer their hard-earned skills on the Internet for free.
Trainer Katie Gould (right) leads workout sessions remotely after having to close her studio, KG Strong in Philadelphia. Source: Courtesy of Katie Gould

Some runners are are still jogging outside, while others are posting joke videos about sprinting in place on soapy floors. Weightlifters are filling bags with canned goods and shoulder-pressing milk jugs. But what's a swimmer to do?

"Yeah, it's difficult. They call them dryland exercises," says Lauren Anneberg, a volunteer coach at the Capital YTri triathlon team in Washington, D.C.

Think: pulling on an

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