Brino-Dean adjusts workout schedule for quarantine

April 7, 2020

Due to Virginia Governor Ralph Northam declaring all K-12 schools to be closed for the remainder of the school year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people around the globe are practicing social distancing. Social distancing prevents human interaction, slowing down the spread of the virus. With restaurants, bars and gyms closing, it becomes increasingly difficult to go to different places. Freshman Tylor Brino-Dean is feeling the effects of quarantine with her workout schedule. Her original workout plan had to be adjusted to accommodate with the ongoing quarantine changes. 

“In the winter, I usually go to the gym but those are closed right now. Occasionally, I run outside but it’s pretty cold so I try to go to the gym,” Brino-Dean said.

For the health and safety of everyone, many gyms have been closing, such as Planet Fitness and Sentara RMH. With the closings, Brino-Dean has been finding other ways to stay fit.

“I’ll just run outside now because that’s all I can do and I really don’t mind it. I don’t go to the gym because it’s closed but I had before,” Brino-Dean said.

Brino-Dean has participated in cross country and triathlon events many times before. Running is a regular routine in her life. Due to maintaining social distancing, Brino-Dean runs less often than before.

“I’ll try to get out and run five times a week, if I can. I will usually try to do more but since we are under quarantine, I can’t run as much,” Brino-Dean said.

The effects of COVID-19 have been stressful and difficult for many people. Staying away from other people can be difficult for anyone that enjoys socializing with others. Brino-Dean is feeling the struggle of quarantine.

“It’s kind of hard staying inside and not socializing, but I’ve stayed up with my schoolwork and things so that’s good,” Brino-Dean said.

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