COVID-19 abruptly ended Lynn students’ ability to go to the gym to remain fit, and many have taken to at-home fitness in their free time.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Lynn, many students who had regularly maintained going to the gym were unable to continue their scheduled workouts. To stay fit on their own, many students turned to stay- at-home fitness. These workouts vary from a wide range of origins, such as YouTube and TikTok.
“There is this girl who has an account called Yoga with Adriene, who I like a lot,” said Hannah Boggs, freshman.
Online workouts include a wide variety of options for their participants. They are easy for athletes to complete as the creators are focused on simple exercises for those who cannot access complete gym equipment. These easily accessible workouts are perfect for any student who is unable to go to a gym.
“When I was at home, I would do alternating days of lifting and conditioning,” said Boggs.
When students could not find an online workout that best suited them, some turned to their own homes for a source of fitness. There are plenty of workout opportunities that one can find in their own home. Many students have created new ways to work out throughout the pandemic or have even built makeshift gyms to continue their workout regimens.
“When I was at home, I would try to run a mile around my neighborhood and then lift in my home gym that we put together when quarantine first hit,” said Isa Clark, student.
Students at Lynn have become creative in staying fit, trying many new ways to incorporate health into their lives.