I have not posted on here in a long time. However, I have been busy reading and writing, both fitness and non-fitness related material. Since the pandemic began, I have been sidelined as an in-person personal trainer. My clients are older and are in the high-risk category for catching Covid-19. Nearly all are too afraid to go to a fitness center, with or without a trainer. (I don’t blame them. I am not eager to be in a gym environment for hours at a time right now.) And 99% of them do not want to train virtually. I’ve sent out many workouts through email and have kept in touch with my clients to keep them on some sort of fitness program. Most are still doing something to stay active. And, for that, I am happy.
Like many people, I have known people who have contracted the virus and some who have not survived it. I read many research articles about the latest findings of how Covid-19 damages the body, leaves lasting effects, how it spreads, mutates, can have symptoms popping up long after recovery, and how you can get it more than once. (A friend of mine has gotten it twice. Once before April, and donated plasma after finding out. And, once about a month ago in early October.)
I take the virus very seriously for these primary reasons. (There are others.)
1. I have a pre-existing medical condition that has been linked with having a bad reaction to the virus.
2. I am a very active person. The effects – both known and unknown – on vital organs scares the crap out of me. I value my healthy heart and lungs, two of the organs that Covid-19 ravages. I want to live a life full of physical activity and feeling good.
3. Research has shown how easily this virus spreads. I would hate to be the one who spreads this to anyone, especially someone close to me.
With all of that being said, I am working on different projects. One is writing a series of fitness books. The first series will be a “how-to” series for older adults covering narrow subjects on exercise. For example, the first book is on exercise walking for seniors. I am trying to get it to market soon.
Let me back up a bit. Before the pandemic, I had been working on a fitness book for the business side of personal training. It is a how-to book for starting and running a successful personal training business. I have owned my own personal training business for decades. It is a successful business. I have made lots of mistakes over the years and learned from them. I want to share that knowledge with people who want to start or improve their own personal training business. However, until the pandemic is controlled, contained, or eradicated, it won’t be easy to do that. So, I recently decided to shelve it and switch to the consumer information side.
While I have been writing these books, I have not stopped reading research studies about health-related subjects. I will be posting some of my commentary about some of the research I have read. I hope you come back to check it out.
If you would like, leave a comment about what you’ve been up to during the pandemic. I would love to hear from you!
Take care and be safe!