With many Americans facing long stretches of time indoors during the COVID-19 outbreak, they’re turning to technology to keep them healthy, connected, and entertained. How are digital fitness brands and platforms and virtual trainers helping people in lockdown to stay physically active?
Dr. Erin Ayala is a professor of psychology at Saint Mary’s University in Minnesota, specialising in women’s health and sports psychology.
Dr. Sari Shepphird is a sport and performance psychologist, and host of the Manage the Moment podcast.
Alexey Kurov is the founder of Zenia, the world’s first AI-powered yoga assistant.
Emma Sheppard is a journalist specialising in business, technology, family and social affairs. As well as Canvas8, her work has appeared in The Guardian, Wired, BBC Worldwide, The Independent and more.
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