Are Outdoor Workout Classes Appropriate?

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Are Outdoor Workout Classes Appropriate?
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Today (Wed. March 18) at Goleta Beach we spotted a group of at least 25 led by a local fitness company with students and instructors. There was a lot of hugging and close contact. Is this appropriate given the coronavirus guidelines for social distancing?

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Longing2bhome Mar 25, 2020 01:26 PM
Are Outdoor Workout Classes Appropriate?

When you do not self isolate you are potentially a killer. When you grasp the severity of this staying home should not be difficult.

sacjon Mar 19, 2020 06:49 PM
Are Outdoor Workout Classes Appropriate?

Can I go to the beach and stand 20 feet away from our friend's family and communicate by yelling? Is that OK? Am I going to be "reported?" Simple question.

sacjon Mar 25, 2020 01:42 PM
Are Outdoor Workout Classes Appropriate?

ALEXBLUE - that very much WAS a question, and one that no one answered. I've since then confirmed on my own that you can, in fact, go out in public and even do so with others as long as they are a distance away.

SantaBarbaraObserver Mar 19, 2020 09:05 AM
Are Outdoor Workout Classes Appropriate?

The existence of this post and thread makes me realize that most people are truly stupid. Really, really, really stupid. Good luck people.

pstarSR Mar 19, 2020 08:56 AM
Are Outdoor Workout Classes Appropriate?

Yea nope, thats not social distancing. Selfishness will be our downfall and extend this emergency. Stay home #staythefuckhome

goletaspring Mar 19, 2020 08:10 AM
Are Outdoor Workout Classes Appropriate?

It's risk vs reward... is it really worth taking the risk you could get infected or infect someone else? If it was just risk to yourself that's one thing, but it's not. Just suck it up and stay home as much as possible and stay away from other people... that's the only way we're going to get through this without many unnecessary deaths.

a-1584628888 Mar 19, 2020 07:41 AM
Are Outdoor Workout Classes Appropriate?

Don't be so judgmental just by this photo. I imagine some of these people live together and maybe rode in a car together and it appears most are standing apart from each other.
Remember, being near someone is not risky in itself. Being near someone who is coughing, sneezing, spraying droplets when they talk, etc, is when there is risk. Exercising with as much distance between you and others is actually encouraged.

a-1584662849 Mar 19, 2020 05:07 PM
Are Outdoor Workout Classes Appropriate?

From the office of Governor Newsom:
" Continue with outdoor activities.
As long as you practice social distancing, we encourage you to continue your outdoor activities such as walks, runs and yardwork, to the extent your health allows it."

a-1584662829 Mar 19, 2020 05:07 PM
Are Outdoor Workout Classes Appropriate?

From the office of Governor Newsom:
" Continue with outdoor activities.
As long as you practice social distancing, we encourage you to continue your outdoor activities such as walks, runs and yardwork, to the extent your health allows it."

pstarSR Mar 19, 2020 08:59 AM
Are Outdoor Workout Classes Appropriate?

No it is not encouraged! Its encouraged to stay home away from people. You feel good about lieing? About risking peoples lives by making a statement that is completely untrue “ encouraged” that is the complete opposite of what social distancing is and what is being recommended to do.

Kruppe Mar 18, 2020 08:50 PM
Are Outdoor Workout Classes Appropriate?

Group activity is stupid when things are going to hell the world over. Why not go exercise on your own when nobody is around?

midair Mar 18, 2020 08:17 PM
Are Outdoor Workout Classes Appropriate?

All the toxic sludge they dumped at Goleta Beach after the mudslides has made it dangerous for a lot longer than this current virus.

a-1584589266 Mar 18, 2020 08:41 PM
Are Outdoor Workout Classes Appropriate?

Right you are, but where else was they going to safely put all that muck? Goleta Beach was ultimately the correct choice.

MyHonorStudentB Mar 18, 2020 08:11 PM
Are Outdoor Workout Classes Appropriate?

Social distancing is not hugging etc. but outdoor exercise is not prohibited even for vulnerables and seniors, if you read the fine print. In California, it seems that most of the national parks etc. are closing their visitor centers. but open for, er, exercise. Better go quick, some lobbyist is arguing to close vast parkland "because theatres..." https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/03/17/yosemite-national-park-hotels-res...

ZeroHawk Mar 19, 2020 03:28 PM
Are Outdoor Workout Classes Appropriate?

thanks Honorstudent...you just solidified my original post that got a lot of people angry. lol....i only post facts. and the fact that we can and will be out doors exercising where ever we like is safe and A OK....

Get over it Mar 18, 2020 07:52 PM
Are Outdoor Workout Classes Appropriate?

I assume all of those opposing this is not, going to work or anything else and have been self quarantined for the past weeks? No grocery stores, work, ect.? If you have no symptoms and practice social distancing, outside no less, there is minimal exposer chance. Plus these are obviously healthy people. If you HAVE been out of the house, you will see almost nobody observing social distancing. I had to fly recently and only a handful of us in the TSA line was doing it.

ChemicalSuperFreak Mar 18, 2020 07:23 PM
Are Outdoor Workout Classes Appropriate?

There is a pestilence upon this land, nothing is sacred. Even those who arrange and design shrubberies are under considerable economic stress in this period in history.

MyHonorStudentB Mar 18, 2020 05:48 PM
Are Outdoor Workout Classes Appropriate?

Beaches closing in Tampa, Clearwater. Miami Beach:partial closure. Florida governor refuses statewide closure. Southbeach,Ft Lauderdale: curfew. Spain - beaches closed. Related Note: Being outdoors does not by any means guarantee safetyl under outdoor exercise six foot rule does not guarantee protection, sneezes extend farther and wind may actually drift cough and breath farther than indoors, for those unlucky enough to be down wind.

sacjon Mar 18, 2020 07:40 PM
Are Outdoor Workout Classes Appropriate?

Myhonor... none of my comments were rude, they were intended to clarify misinformation and ask those who are spreading said info to please stop. Hate to see you go over attempts to clarify important information.

Pugluvr1912 Mar 18, 2020 06:40 PM
Are Outdoor Workout Classes Appropriate?

Santa Barbara is a tourist hotspot. It’s a good time to limit beach access. Actually, it’s a good time for a lockdown unfortunately

MyHonorStudentB Mar 18, 2020 06:39 PM
Are Outdoor Workout Classes Appropriate?

Pug never said what you are attributing. I cited three options: closure, curfews, or do nothing. I don't appreciate being called "hysterical" when I happen to know a fact and someone mischaracterizes. Had Pug not come to my defense I would not bother looking on this site for at least another day. The rudest comments seem to come from those with the least research behind them. Good day.

sacjon Mar 18, 2020 06:31 PM
Are Outdoor Workout Classes Appropriate?

Pug - if we had beaches were thousands of young, dumb, drunk college students flew from around the world to dance, touch and you know what else, then I would be 100% on board. But that's simply not the situation here.

sacjon Mar 18, 2020 06:01 PM
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MYHONORSTUDENT - those beaches are closed as a preventative measure to discourage the thousands of college kids that were planning to go party in those areas for Spring Break. "Because Miami Beach is a hospitality mecca, and during the month of March its public beaches become all-day gathering spots for young spring breakers, the coronavirus pandemic affects the city’s way of life more acutely than most major cities in the state." ------- https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/miami-beach/..., stop with the false info. Our local beaches ARE NOT closing.

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