Like a lot of business owners, Warren Wilkins worried when COVID-19 shut down much of the country a year ago, but unexpected success as a result of the coronavirus has led the business owner to expand his at-home personal training company.

Wilkins, who owns BaB In-Home Personal Training, watched his business dry up as people followed stay-at-home orders and social distancing guidelines.

The drought didn’t last long.

As COVID-19 caused people to spend more time at home, his company grew, initially with outdoor and virtual workouts.

And as major Dallas-area fitness clubs quit requiring masks earlier this month, Wilkins said business is booming, now with outdoor, virtual and socially distanced indoor workouts.

“A lot of people have put on pounds during COVID,” Wilkins said. “They want help and they need accountability, but they want to avoid the gym.”

To keep up with demand, Bab has added 12 new trainers in the past year, now totaling 16. The Irving company provides workouts throughout North Texas, and Wilkins said he plans to expand to Austin by summer.

Workouts are tailored to clients, and trainers specialize in High Intensity Internal Training, weightlifting, yoga and Pilates.

Read the full story at Dallas Morning News.

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