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