Staying Active in Quarantine

By Megan Acquavella
Staff Reporter

During my first year as a transfer student at Sacred Heart University, I never thought that my second semester would end in this way. 

I am living through history and I am now taking classes online, do not have a part-time job anymore, and I am stuck in my house in Connecticut.

Many people are now in online school, teaching online courses, working from home (with or without children present), homeschooling their own children, jobless and living in an economy that is crashing. This is all happening while the medical and essential personnel are saving lives and risking their own health.

I was able to have a smooth transition to online learning, but I felt a lot more distracted than usual. I found it hard to focus on my schoolwork when there is so much uncertainty surrounding the safety of myself and my overall well-being.

As a way to past time and refocus my energy, I downloaded the fitness app, Peloton. Peloton is an American-based exercise equipment and media company that was founded in 2012.

The company is based in New York City. Peloton offered a free 90-day trial for people to stay motivated and exercise during these times of self-quarantine.

I am lucky enough to have a home gym in my basement downstairs equipped with a spin bike, treadmill, rowing machine, ab machine and free weights.

The app offers thousands of live and on-demand fitness classes that are available anytime and anywhere.

There are many types of classes offered in order to meet my personal goals, with a mix of running, strength, toning, cycling, yoga, meditation and even outdoor workouts.

Normally in order to gain access to the Peloton Digital app, users would need to pay a monthly fee of $12.99 — which could definitely add up.

The great variety of the app and the amazing instructors are the reason that I am waking up motivated and excited to work out every morning. I highly recommend downloading the Peloton app.

The main takeaway of this scary situation is that I will eventually find my groove with online classes and I find comfort in knowing that this is only temporary.

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