According to the agency, the pandemic has created tremendous impact upon people’s exercise habits. However, through the combination of internet and technology, not only can individuals stay fit while staying home, they may also interact with friends and families in entirely new ways. Through exercises conducted by coaches over the internet during the event, the carnival introduces a new take on the concept of “sports day.”
Renowned fencer Chen Hsin and swimmer Wang Kuan-hung took part in the aerobics class at the carnival. The coach led the class in a lesson made up of different martial arts styles to provide students with a combat-like approach to burn up their calories. Chen remarked that she recommends aerobic exercise for those who want to lose weight, since individuals can use up roughly 800 calories over the 45-minute session. Wang wished that he can take his mom along next time for a physical in-person class.
The majority of carnival events are subdivided into indoor program and outdoor activities. The indoor part consisted of 5 exercise programs for women and family members such as aerobics lesson, children gymnastics, and family exercise activity. The outdoor space featured pentathlon-related topics and innovative devices such as smart exercise mattress and smart balance training tool.
Since May, the SPD have organized over 47 sessions of the Smart Sports Activity and Seminar Series and attracted over 1,500 participants. Those who took part in the program and collected 5 points can exchange them for souvenirs on the day of the carnival. The public are invited to sign up for the 8 remaining classes of the series, which will come to end in September.