With the shelter-in-place and all of us having to continue to be in isolation, it is completely motivating to watch our members stay consistently strong and dedicated to their home workouts this month.
As you get to know these members, be prepared to be inspired, as well as getting a glimpse into what one of our members is personally experiencing as a doctor during this pandemic, and how he’s using his treadmill as an escape each day to mentally prepare himself for his work.
This beast of a machine goes up to 40% incline! Within minutes of walking on it, your glutes & calves are on fire – it is INSANE. Since I am always working from home & studying at a desk all day, I struggle with getting my steps in – on top of that, living in MN, it is SO challenging to get outside & walk every day. Having this treadmill at home makes getting my steps in SO much easier!! I love that you can run virtually anywhere in the world with the iFit classes – one of my favorites is the hike on Machu Picchu [sic], it kills!!”
Facebook®: “You all know I really enjoyed my ‘me time’ at the gym. It’s really important for me to stay happy and healthy, and lead my daughters by example.
Lately, I’ve been team #stayhome, to flatten the curve. NordicTrack has really helped me stay on track inside my home, and keep up my weight loss momentum!”
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Instagram®: “Anxiety is the most common mental health problem affecting [sic] Americans. In the midst of a pandemic, it is difficult to think of people who are not affected by some amount of stress. For myself as an Emergency Physician, there is no escaping this stress. From the moment I walk into the hospital the stress begins with wondering if the next patient is going to be the extremely sick Covid-19 patient. The act of donning personal protective equipment is time consuming and uncomfortable. Doffing (the act of removing the personal protective equipment) elicits the stress of being the most common event where healthcare professionals can contract the virus. And it continues as I decontaminate myself before walking in my house, wondering if the shower I take is thorough enough to keep my family safe.
In the midst of all this, to mentally prepare me for tomorrow’s shift, I let my treadmill take me to a far away place. From running the Spanish steps, to Patagonia, I am able to transport to a place without a pandemic even for just an hour. NordicTrack and @iFit help me leave the stress of today and prepare for the Emergency Department tomorrow.”