Women's soccer sophomore defender, Madison Montgomery
“I’ve been staying fit since the quarantine by making sure that I continue to challenge myself every day the same way I would be doing during the spring season. I’ve been paying attention to my body and what I think it needs through some programs I’ve asked our coaches and trainers for.
“There’s also a lot of great apps and videos on YouTube that I’ve been using as well, especially for HIIT [high-intensity interval training] workouts. It’s also been good for me to get out and hike or bike to make sure that I add some different things into my workout so it doesn’t feel so repetitive. Also, just running around the neighborhood and doing some interval running has helped a lot.”
Freshman Hannah Higdon
“I’ve been longboarding a few miles every night with my dog, Honeybear. It’s good for her and me. It’s a great way for both my dog and me to get exercise. It also gives me a chance to reconnect with her since I’ve been away at college.
“Longboarding helps me get out of the house for a little bit too because I feel like I’m going crazy being inside all the time.”
Women's basketball senior guard, Caitlin Malvar
“I’ve been trying to get outside at least once a day whether that is for a walk, a bike ride, a workout or kicking a soccer ball around with my teammate.”
Men's basketball junior guard, Luke Avdalovic
“It has been an interesting effort to stay fit during quarantine, but I am becoming a little more comfortable with it. In the beginning, I was extremely restless. I felt like I needed to be in a gym or on a track to condition. But obviously, all those facilities have been closed down. [Assistant strength and conditioning coach Michael] Gragg created workouts for the team to stick to three days a week and that was very helpful. They are all at-home exercises that are easy to get done anywhere. A lot of bodyweight exercises and quick circuits.
“Luckily, the weather has been on my side, so I’ve been able to get out and run for cardio, which is nice. I have my dogs here at home so bringing them as running partners has been fun.
“One thing I am extremely appreciative of is being able to spend time with my family. This is time that I usually wouldn’t have with them, and with my brother leaving for school next year too, who knows how many shooting workouts in the backyard we have left. I think that is definitely a positive that I can take from a situation that isn’t necessarily ideal.”
Freshman Maddy Schleifer
“I’ve been doing [Barry's Bootcamp] live Instagram workouts and going on runs outside. Barry's account has all of the live videos saved so you can do them anytime and they’re all only around 30 minutes. Staying active is so important for your physical health, but mostly for your mental health, in this uncertain time.”