Monday, March 30, 2020

Why Exercise Is So Important Right Now

There is a lot of confusion about when life will get back to normal after the Coronavirus pandemic. When will we be able to go to the physical gym again? When will we be able to go to the places we normally would, including work?! (For those of us who were mandated to stay home).

Long story short, we only have projections and not a definite answer right now. In light of this, we can’t fall into thinking, “Oh just a couple of weeks without working out and it will be fine...I’ll jump back into it once this is over”. 

We need to stay in the habit of exercise, now more than ever. Exercise can help protect us in a variety of ways. Let Girl Fight Fitness tell you HOW!

1. Strengthening the Immune System

It is widely known that exercise helps with weight loss/maintenance. However, studies have been conducted to show the effects of exercise on overall health in regard to boosting the immune system.

Exercise helps in the production of antibodies and development of white blood cells, which help it stay healthy. This is not to say that exercise alone will make us invincible to the risk germs pose, but it’s a comforting and beneficial thing to have additional “fighters” on our side.

We must also remember to stay hydrated, get some sleep, and eat healthier to decrease risk from harmful outside factors!

2. Reducing Stress and Lifting Spirits

Exercise reduces stress by releasing endorphins. Endorphins are chemicals that are the body’s natural painkiller. It allows us to better handle outside influences that would otherwise feel impossible to overcome.

Should we insert a Legally Blonde quote here? While this is a fictional movie, Reese Witherspoon’s character accurately breaks down the effects of endorphins quite well by stating that they can make us happy, and therefore, ultimately reduce stress.

It’s so important for gyms to provide access to classes that would be normally expected during a time that is anything but normal. Girl Fight Fitness believes that sticking to your normal routine (even though the venue may be different) will prevent the potential derailment of a person’s fitness journey both mentally and physically! 

Throughout the duration of this shutdown, Girl Fight Fitness has added temporary online classes to the schedule for its members specifically for this reason.

Keep exercising and we hope to see you in person soon!

-Your Girl Fight Family

*This blog is merely to demonstrate how exercise can help protect us/reduce risk from harmful outside factors and is not a statement that all sickness will be prevented.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Reducing Risk During Times of Unknown

It happens every so often that our globe encounters viruses and bacterial spread beyond our conceivable control. It is a serious situation, but we say that the key thing to remember is to not panic. The most you can do is to take proper precautions to reduce the amount of risk.

So… how do we attempt to stay healthy in times of unknown? While you may choose to self-quarantine, some may not have that option. Therefore, Girl Fight Fitness wants to provide a few tips that may be helpful!

1.    Wash Your Hands

     Now with this being said, it will take a bit more than a douse of water to fight illness. We’ve all heard in some capacity that certain songs like “stayin' alive” or “happy birthday” is long enough of a time to wash your hands. No matter your song of choice as a guideline, just make sure to use soap! Also, if exiting/entering public places, make sure to have a barrier between you and any handles. For example, when in a restroom, use a paper towel to open the door and throw away the paper towel immediately.

2.    Stay Hydrated!!

It is SO important to keep your H2O levels up. Not only does hydration help your muscles achieve more optimal workout outcomes, it helps your body’s heart and cells work more efficiently, which is needed to stay healthy! 

3.    Carry Hand Sanitizer with You (if available)

You or someone you know may have that hidden stash of portable hand sanitizers that have been collected over the years. If you do, don’t forget to use it before touching your eyes, nose, and before EATING! Sometimes we forget how many hand foods we consume, so it is important to be extra self-aware in these moments.


     We can’t stress enough that you need to rest when you are sick. However, if you’ve come into contact with someone who has the most recent virus going around or you have been tested positive, PLEASE STAY HOME. It is not beneficial for you to workout when you need ALL of your energy to recover. It is also not beneficial to expose others or their loved ones to a virus with expansive impact. Even if you think you have just a common cold, you never know until you are tested. So please take proper precautions to keep our community as safe as you possibly can!

We at Girl Fight Fitness have added some temporary online classes for our members to maintain their fitness goals in a very convenient and, most of all, SAFE manner in these times of unknown.

Stay Healthy Girl Fighters!
-Your Girl Fight Family