Covid-19 lockdowns have been the mental challenge of a lifetime for many.
For over a year now, people across the world have been asked to go against almost all of their natural instincts and remain in their homes as the battle against the deadly virus continued, and continues to spread from nation to nation.
However, it has also led to people slipping into bad habits when it comes to their physical health.
Routines have gone by the wayside as a combination of bad eating habits and a lack of consistent exercise have become a part of practically everyone’s life at least once during the pandemic.
Speaking to KCLR’s Sunday Scoreline, personal trainer and JC Urban Fitness owner Jamie Cummins revealed that doing workouts over Zoom was one way in which his clients maintained their exercise levels.
He said: “Sometimes just turning on that screen for fifty minutes is the hardest thing to do.
“Having me there, even if it’s only over Zoom, is what people need for motivation and I can help a lot in that sense.”
Cummins elaborated on how education was the key to change in his own life.
“I started educating myself to change my lifestyle.
“I done a gym instructor coach, a personal training course and I’m currently doing a strength and conditioning course.
“By doing that, I improved my body composition and improved my own mental health,” said Cummins.
He also stressed the importance of giving your body time to rest following any form of exercise.
“After you do a workout, you need to give your body time to recover. It is just as important to rest and recover as it is to exercise. Sleep, nutrition and exercise are the key to a healthy lifestyle.”
You can contact Jamie on Facebook or Instagram at JC Urban Fitness.