YMCA Healthy Living Magazine Spring 2020 - Page 11

Brandon
Sarah
Melissa

Brandon

Centre Coordinator , Hawthorn Aquatic Centre
During Lockdown 2.0 , I have managed to keep myself busy in my spare time by getting outside and ‘ shooting hoops ’, whilst on sunny days , I have enjoyed visiting the local park to do a workout . I have also been reading a lot more — non-fiction books are so interesting ! I have also continued studying and completing subjects towards my Masters of Business Administration . Overall , I have tried to have at least one activity to do on my days off , as I have too much energy to sit all day and watch Netflix .

Sarah

Centre Director , Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre
In ISO my housemate and I have been completing a six-week running program to become faster at our 5km . We have seen huge improvements since week one and love getting out every second day for our run and some sunshine . We ’ ve made the most of the great running tracks and parks within our 5km zone . I am so grateful to have my housemate doing it with me as we keep each other accountable and I cannot wait to see how fast our final 5km is .
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Melissa

Marketing Officer , YMCA State Office
I have always been a distance runner , so when the restrictions were announced I was gutted at the thought of not being able to take the legs out for my long ( but slow ) morning runs . However , there was opportunity to challenge myself in a different way . I started to work on speed over the distance of runs . I have cut two minutes of my 1km personal best and I have never felt more motivated getting up every day to try and beat that number . I ’ ve also made the most of the fitness classes on Virtual Y . It ’ s meant that I can get a good workout at home , while trying a variety of classes to keep it interesting !
How have you changed your fitness routine and kept active during the COVID-19 restrictions ? Email nutrtion . vic @ ymca . org . au to let us know . Everyone who emails us will be in the running for one of two $ 100 We Feed You vouchers and you might be featured in the next edition !
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YMCA HEALTHY LIVING MAGAZINE 11