By Vivian Griggs, Personal Training Coordinator
Who is ready for 2020 to be over? Yep, all of us, right? This is one very odd, mixed up, stressful year. Your work environment probably looks completely different (Zoom calls galore!). If you have kids in school, you probably need a sensory deprivation tank or punching bag to relieve THAT stress. And let’s not even start on the actual Covid issues we’re dealing with. I’m the proud owner of several pretty masks, a fashion trend I never would have thought of.
Like many of you, I’m juggling multiple stressors. Work stress- doing my best to help keep Club Greenwood rocking and rolling for all of you. My son’s school- we decided to homeschool for a myriad of reasons but managing that and working full time is interesting, to say the least. Gratefully, my husband is helping teach but he’s currently in the job market so that has to be worked around. If you are stressed right now, I GET IT. I understand and I want to help.
First and foremost, you have to take care of yourself! I know it’s hard when so many things pull on you every day but it is imperative that you set aside time to decompress and recharge your batteries. And frankly, exercise is probably the best multi-tasker for stress relief, immunity building, increasing energy and supporting healthy sleep habits.
I know what you may be thinking –
- I can’t work out in a mask
Surprisingly, you get used to it. Or you can work out outside (more on that in a minute) or book a 30 minute private use session in the SGPT studio. No mask!
- I’m nervous to be in the club
I highly, highly recommend coming in when it’s quiet and to see what is being done to keep you safe. And if it helps, according to health club data, only .004% of people checking in to health clubs have tested positive for Covid. NO cases reported at our club.
- I don’t have time
Instead of trying to carve out a full hour long workout, shoot for 30 minutes! Or even four 15 minute workouts.
- I’m so out of shape from quarantine, how do I start back?
Slowly! I’m in the same boat. Stress eating while we were stuck at home snuck up on me! Ease back in. Be gentle to your body. Start with a little low intensity cardio, yoga or light weight routine. Still not sure? Reach out! One of our trainers would be happy to help you.
- What do I do with the kids?
If you are working out at home, have them work out with you! Too little? This is a great time to lean on your support system and plan covid-friendly playdates with friends. You can trade off so each of you has child-free time to work out. PLUS, Kids Club and YAC are open at Club Greenwood! Let your kids have a break too!
Let’s talk about outdoor training options if you’re DONE working out at home but would rather be in the open air.
- Of course, personal training. Our trainers are training their clients outside! It’s so fun. Like Fitness Summer Camp with a beautiful view of the mountains.
- Outdoor Small Group Training classes. Work out SAFELY in a group, physically distanced, without a mask!
FitFast30, Monday and Thursday, 11:00–11:30am with Michelle
Muscle Chaos, Tuesday and Thursday, 6:00–7:00am and Saturday, 8:00 -9:00am with Kim
Just Get It Done, Tuesday and Thursday, 7:30–8:30am with Kim
Buff Bods, Wednesday, 7:30a–8:30am with Pam
TRX/Kettlebell, Thursday, 11:00am–12:00pm with Pam
- Outdoor Pilates! Yes, you can have a reformer session outside! Reach out to Kim Myers, Pilates Coordinator, for info and scheduling.
I’m here to help you keep your health and fitness going during all this. If you are struggling, reach out! I’d love to help in any way I can!
Personal Training Coordinator
Vivian has two Bachelors of Science degrees in Finance and Accounting Control Systems and has been a certified personal trainer for 12 years with a specialty in Post-Rehabilitative training for shoulders, hips and knees. Vivian focuses on motivating clients to achieve their best and leading fitness professionals to success. Her passion as a trainer is helping her clients become as healthy as possible. Her motto is “Grow, Transform, Succeed!”. She is married to Blake and has one son, Asa.