I cannot lie when I say one of the most distressing ways that COVID-19 has impacted my personal life is the damper it has placed on my fitness routine. Fitness is a substantial part of my life, and I am used to working out almost daily, whether it be in the local gym, or taking classes at boutique studios. When I heard that all gyms and fitness studios were closing, I was quick to develop a new workout routine. I did not incorporate running into my first week of self-isolation, as the weather was miserably cold and rainy outdoors, and thus focused primarily on at-home Youtube workouts. Luckily, there is a plethora of videos on the internet that encompass a wide variety of workouts, targeting different body parts and integrating different styles of working out. I personally like exercising to HIIT, core, leg, and upper body workouts. There are a few fitness gurus I also prefer, but there are so many of them on the Internet that it won’t be tough to find a few you like. On days I want to escape my room, I bring my jump rope to the basement garage of my apartment building and build a workout from there. What is great about working in the garage is that I do not have to be cautious about making too much of a ruckus and disturbing anyone. I would highly recommend finding a similar space for your workouts to remain respectful of others. This week with the warmer weather, I have also been able to run outside, which is great for a breath of fresh air and fresh mindset after being cooped day to day
Financial Segment Medical School Graduation
Working in the Intensive Care Unit
Alex is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. As an avid lover of the intellect and interspecialty collaboration associated with medicine, she is excited to be applying for Internal Medicine residency programs. Her interest in medicine largely stems from her volunteer work in free clinics in underserved communities and experiences growing up with a brother with autism.
Before attending medical school, Alex completed her undergraduate degree at Northwestern University in 2014 and her Master of Public Health (concentration in Chronic Disease Epidemiology) at Yale University in 2016.
When she is not working in the hospital or studying, you can find Alex running by the lake, doing circuit workouts outdoors in the fields, drawing and/or writing, or at home spending time with her family in the suburbs of Chicago.