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Local fitness trainer offers free online classes twice weekly

Andrew Bowler

BY SOUTHGREY.CA STAFF — With parks and facilities off-limits to the public, our physical and mental fitness could be unfortunately impacted by the current pandemic. But local martial arts expert and owner of Bowler's BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) in Flesherton, Andrew Bowler hopes he has an answer for that.

Beginning tonight at 6:30 pm, April 6, Bowler will be conducting half-hour classes online. Free to attend, each class will provide some training and exercises to keep people fit, while they learn valuable tips for self-defense and martial arts disciplines.

"Tonight's class will be a combined kids' training and women's self-defense class," said Bowler explaining that it's important that people maintain their fitness, especially during these times. Tonight's class will be the first of two weekly online sessions, using the popular virtual-meeting software Zoom. Each class will be one half-hour in length. The second weekly class will take place at 6:30 pm on Wednesday evenings.

"I'm not a movie star," said Andrew, about his recent move to screen-stardom and he added, "I'm not used to working alone in front of a camera, so we'll see how it goes." All modesty aside, Bowler's over 20 years of training experience promises to be a fun and informative way to stay in shape while most of us have been forced into a more sedentary lifestyle.

With the COVID-19 pandemic, current measures to stop spread of the virus and the Ontario government's closure of non-essential workplaces, local entrepreneurs are getting creative as they attempt to carry on some semblance of normalcy in their business. This is just one of many stories out there. Let us know about your own creative business story!

To join Andrew Bowler's Zoom Meeting at 6:30 pm, visit his Facebook page for more info.

For more information about Andrew and Bowler's BJJ, visit the online business profile.


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