With gyms and fitness centres closing down for the foreseeable future, health and fitness experts are urging people to stay active while practicing social distancing in order to curb the spread of COVID-19.
One such outfit, led by Body Option's Rod Fardell has taken to practicing responsible safety while exercising in small, hygenic groups outdoors.
"It is a bit of a can of worms at the moment, there are some people seeeing anyone running sessions outside as being a bit of a danger and seeing it as a negative experience," Mr Fardell said.
"But we're not putting anyone at risk, we're doing everything to meet the requirements in relation to sanitising and in relation to hygiene."
"At the end of the day, we want to work within the guidelines of Fitness Australia, and the Australian Government."
With those guidelines constantly changing and evolving in attempts to curb the spread of the viral respiratory illness, Mr Fardell said he recognises that some people feel safer exercising solely within the comforts of their own home.
"The people that are turning up are enjoying it and getting the benefits from it, but it is a chocie for people to make, wether they commit to training on their own or otherwise," Mr Fardell said.
"I've seen a lot of people running solo, cycling solo or even using the fitness equipment in some of the hubs and other areas around Dubbo and that's a good, positive sign."
For those that are choosing to exercise at home, Mr Fardell says it's incredibly important to find a solid source of motiviation in order to stay at their best.
"Exercise, nutrition and sleep obviously play a large part in your overall health and right now that's incredibly important," Mr Fardell said.
"I'm looking forward to everything going back to normal, I know a lot of people are in the same boat, I try and give my guys as much information as I can in relation to training at home."
"People need to look after their own health."
Mr Fardell said that people who had a backyard should make the most of them, while others could use simpler exercises indoors.
"The definition of trapped indoors, you also have a backyard, if you can get outside, you don't need much in terms of equipment, your own bodyweight can do a lot for you," Mr Fardell said.
"There's a lot of infromation online and even ordering gym equipment, a set of dumbbells for your home can add a lot to the mix, but you can do a truckload of work with your own body weight."
"Our bodies need to move, it's a big part of who we are, so we need to stay active."