Graphic by Lexy Martinucci
One of the most popular trends of quarantine is people taking their new found free time, and using it to get into shape. Setting aside whipped coffee’s and movie marathons, everyone seems to be finding a workout routine that fits their lives. For many this is a struggle, as many lean towards snacking on a constant basis, and avoid exercise
Apps like WorkoutForWomen, Zombies, Run, and MyFitnessPal, allow users to discover new ways to add simple workouts to their busy schedules and make them manageable. The game Zombies, Run is a current trend on TikTok, promoting a running experience with the sound effects of an apocalyptic world surrounding you. You can also discover good exercise routines on YouTube, creatures such as MadFit and Chloe Ting are blowing up with high ratings over their intensive workouts that allow their user to achieve whatever goal the person sets for themselves.
Freshman Brandon Flynn notes his own workout routine, “…couple mile bike ride before doing a timed run. Depending on my mood, I will either do pushups or situps….it depends on how I feel after my ride..” Many other students are putting their exercise and health into their own hands, like freshman Madeline Abellera, “…make acai bowls which are made out of fruit like frozen blueberries, strawberries, and bananas… also do a 1 minute plank, 1 minute side to side, glue bridges, donkey kicks, Russian Twists, and L-crunches…”
No matter how long we are cooped up in quarantine, your health should not be neglected. There are always fun alternatives to intense workouts; bike riding, hiking, etc, but it’s up to you to maintain your fitness and not let it run away from you.