It’s a new year, a time when many are determined to kick-start their fitness routines.
This year’s resolution may be particularly meaningful. Here’s an example: One of the most self-deprecating moments I witnessed last year came during a Park Hill Town Hall meeting, via Zoom. A number of people were queued up to speak, including one neighbor who couldn’t get her video to work.
“Sorry, folks,” the woman announced in a note in the chat room, “you’re just going to have to miss seeing my fat COVID face for tonight.”
It was an honest moment, and one that brought much laughter. A year of pandemic-induced restrictions has left many of us joking and fretting and frustrated about what to do about the resulting extra COVID 10, or COVID 19, or even COVID 29 — pounds, that is.
With that in mind, we asked a few local fitness and gym gurus for advice on how to best jump-start a solid workout in 2021 — and also weigh in on how they’ve been coping as business owners under great strain for the past year. Their tips and insights appear below.
— Cara DeGette