It’s not easy to remain upbeat in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, but Filipino strawweight Robin “The Ilonggo” Catalan knows that the only way to stay afloat is by adapting.
Given his activity on social media, he already sees the next trend in the Philippines for people who want to stay in shape but cannot afford to go outside during these times.
“I think the next trend here would be online training sessions,” Catalan said.
“Social distancing is still a must these days, especially since there’s no vaccine yet. It won’t be an easy adjustment, and of course it’s different training in the gym physically, but we all need to adjust now to train and even get some revenue.”
As a coach, Catalan knows the feeling is certainly going to be different in this setup. Unlike in a physical gym where he can push his students personally, “The Ilonggo” is counting on his wards to push themselves as they train from a distance.
“We’re all new to this process so I don’t expect it to be easy at all,” Catalan said.
“But as long as the students are eager to learn and to listen, I know that this will be successful.”
Together with his brother, Rene “The Challenger” Catalan, they are already planning this endeavor, and their students can expect it to kick off in the next couple of weeks.
“We have a lot of plans moving forward so that training and teaching continues. This is where we plan to invest our time since this is the safest way to share some knowledge,” Catalan said.
“We’ve learned a lot from this pandemic, and one major thing is adapting to the cards dealt with us.”Catch all the ONE Championship action for free by downloading the ONE Super App.
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