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Jakarta Post

Gym rats must be patient for a little while longer

  • Ramadani Saputra


Jakarta   /   Tue, August 4 2020   /  01:00 am

This article is part of The Jakarta Post’s "Forging the New Norm" series on how people are adjusting to the realities of COVID-19 in Indonesia. The Jakarta administration has decided to extend the transition phase of the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) to Aug.13 due to the persistent increase in new cases. Something has been missing from Brigitha Sesilya’s life over the past few months. The COVID-19 health crisis, which has forced people to shelter at home to slow the disease’s spread, has prevented her from going to the gym. Before the pandemic arrived in Jakarta, the 29-year-old news editor loved to work out at her fitness center three to five times a week. “If I had a lot of free time, I would spend up to two and a half hours at the gym, joining a class and doing some weight training. Aside from that, I usually spent an hour to an ho...