Movement professionals around the world are adjusting to the coronavirus pandemic. We’re all balancing our work, family, and personal needs in a new and different way, and it isn’t always easy. Continuous learning and development are crucial for movement professionals, but how do you find time for yourself?
At Gray Institute, we’re always looking for innovative ways to educate and connect movement professionals. From online courses to live events and fellowships, Gray Institute has always been on the cutting edge of education in the movement science field. Now, our new mobile app provides easy access to at-home resources so you can continue to grow your expertise, no matter where you are in the world.
In this blog, we’ll discuss ways to use the Gray Institute App to keep your skills sharp while sheltering in place and other strategies for taking care of yourself and your career during this uncertain time.
Staying at Home? Use These Strategies to Keep Your Skills Sharp
Movement professionals, in our experience, tend to be extroverts. We love interacting with our peers, learning from each other, and working closely with our clients and patients. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has limited our abilities to do much of that.
Isolation away from friends, family, and work can take a toll on your mental health. Thankfully, the Gray Institute App offers simple ways you can connect with your peers, clients, and industry leaders from the safety of your home.
Stay Connected to Your Professional Network on our Forum
COVID-19 is making social interaction more difficult than ever. Unfortunately, there’s a strong, negative connection between social isolation and your mental health. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 47% of people who are sheltering in place struggle with their emotional wellness.
Even if you can’t go into the office, you can still network and learn from a global community of like-minded professionals. Our app includes a forum where you can chat with fellow Gray Institute subscribers, share your challenges and insight, discuss movement science topics, and get perspective on different solutions. Importantly, these interactions and relationships can combat social isolation and help you stay engaged.
Explore Our Newest Case Studies and Videos
Staying home can be a stressful change of pace, but it can also be an excellent time to catch up on your educational goals. Our community has relied on Gray Institute’s robust library of resources, including case studies, videos, and blogs, for years. Now, all of this information is available on our app, and we’re always creating new, cutting-edge content.
The Gray Institute App contains dozens of new case studies and a library of content, so you can keep learning. No matter your learning style, we have something for you: videos to watch, articles to read, and peers to chat with on the forum.
Help Keep Your Patients and Clients On Track With HomeFit
Digital tools make seeing clients and patients possible during social isolation. Having the right tools makes these virtual visits and consultations not only possible but a breeze. The HomeFit remote training function in the Gray Institute App makes assigning workouts and exercises and assessing progress simple.
The function lets you evaluate clients and patients remotely, using 3DMAPS®-based tools, build customized workouts, schedule group sessions, and seamlessly send branded workout plans to their electronic devices. You can even track their progress with HomeFit!
Give Yourself Permission to Rest
We believe in the power of continuing education and challenging ourselves. But, we also know it’s essential to take care of your spirit, as well as your mind and body. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, it’s okay to log out of social media, stop reading the news for a day, and put your phone away. Go for a walk, run, or bike ride if you can. Cook a nutrient-rich meal. Do things to take care of yourself, and you’ll be ready to take care of others, too.
Gray Institute: Your Go-To Movement Resource for Over 40 Years
At Gray Institute, we’re proud to be pioneers in movement science, helping professionals like you invest in better assessments, treatments, and outcomes.
If you’re ready to find the missing pieces in your education, you’ve come to the right place. We designed our online courses and mobile app to support anyone in the movement industry, wherever they are in the world. To learn more about which course is right for you, or to learn more about our game-changing app, send us a message, and someone from our team will get back with you shortly.
We look forward to hearing from you!
References Panchal, N., Kamal, R., Orgera, K., Cox, C., Garfield, R., Hamel, L., Muñana, C., and Chidambaram, P. (2020, April 21). The implications of COVID-19 for Mental Health and Substance Use. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved from https://www.kff.org/health-reform/issue-brief/the-implications-of-covid-19-for-mental-health-and-substance-use/