German amateur sports are struggling to get off the ground despite the Corona relaxations. Adherence to hygiene regulations is challenging the clubs.
Improvised training: the Dragon Gym in Wurzburg offers outdoor martial arts Photo: HMB-Media/imago
"Now for some jumping jacks," Claudia Becker, a coach at the Berliner Turnerschaft, calls out to the two siblings in her athletics group. The two are eagerly doing jumping jacks – at a distance from the exercise instructor. They are meeting for the first time since mid-March, when the club’s sports operations were suspended due to the Corona crisis. The private training session is a small foretaste of the future sports activities during the pandemic: Everyone at a distance!