Is, or was, there anything to be gained from enforced social isolation?
We asked seven fitness professionals how it has impacted them both for good bad. And you can use their advice to make your own home improvements.
Trainer, bikini competitor and owner of Sherika Fitness
It is funny because I live by a nice lake and a trail, but before Covid-19 I’d hardly ever do an outdoor workout. Now, I enjoy training outdoors to get fresh air, sunshine, and a change of scenery.
I am focusing more on using lighter weights, but executing the time under tension method. Not only has this been a game-changer to break out my normal routine, but also it has inspired me to use nature as my gym.
There have not been many changes to my mid-term goals.
I still follow up with my bikini prep coach weekly, track my progress, and make necessary adjustments. I am a gym owner in Memphis, Tennessee so I do have access to my gym equipment. However, I teach several live stream virtual training classes each day and this has increased my physically active time due to the extra emphasis that is needed to demonstrate movements and keep up the energy needed
for clients to push harder at home.
I have been using my activity training clients as part of my aerobic training and this has helped me be consistent with my cardio.
My biggest improvement with my diet has been eliminating more processed foods.
When you are busy moving around, it’s so easy to eat more processed foods. By eating more protein bars, precooked chicken fingers, etc, these foods are harder for the body to process and they were not friendly to my abs!
I have dedicated more time to cooking and for the past couple of weeks sticking to eating 80% natural foods. This has made a drastic difference in a short space of time.
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