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Tallahassee queens staying fit through the distance

Posted at 11:35 PM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-31 23:50:58-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Coronavirus is forcing people everywhere to be a little more innovative, and Queen of Hearts fitness and dance studio in Tallahassee, is no exception.

Queen of Hearts Fitness didn't miss a beat when the studio was forced to close due to the coronavirus pandemic.

They took things digital to keep all their Queens together.

"So our classes that are upcoming pop up here, and then we click start," said Franceska Drinkovic, a Queen since 2017.

"It had been something that our old members, since we're a college town, a lot of our old members moved away," said Shiang Jones, the owner of the gym. "They're like, oh, bring Queen of Hearts here! There's nothing like it. We just tried to look at this as a new opportunity to be able to reach more people and get in touch with our Queens that maybe can't be with us in person."

Old members, new members, the Queens have come together.

"I'm really motivated to continue my workouts," Drinkovic said. "I do them almost everyday."

Because being apart is made a little easier when there's still that sense of family.

"Everyday after work I used to go to the gym," said Drinkovic. "So, now I log out of my work and I say, 'okay, it's time to go to the gym now!' I have my one pound weights until Amazon delivers more weights for me."

"Right now is the time when everything in the world is uncertain, and the only thing you can count on are your friendships and your family, your pet's love, and also the community the surrounds you," said Jones.

"They love their instructors and their instructors love them!"

A community of Queens coming together without missing a beat.

You can find them on Instagram and Facebook.