With heavy COVID-19 restrictions urging society to stay home as much as possible, staying active can be difficult.
It can require lots of motivation, but not a lot of space or time. Enter students Jeneva Ledding, Megan Meardi and Maeghan Forster, who in the midst of breaking a mental sweat during rigorous studying sessions for upcoming exams, take a moment to break a literal sweat in the living room.
This is part four of the “Staying Fit” photo series, where University of Saskatchewan students share their stories of how they stay fit while living in a pandemic. In part four of the series, three U of S students show how they stay fit inside the four walls of their home.
In a moment’s notice, the three veterinary medicine students transition from stationary studying on the couch to busting a move, all done within a room roughly 200 square feet in size.
With the help of the app Just Dance Now, they choose a character and song to dance to. The app scores their performance by tracking their movements on a mobile device held in hand that is also logged into Just Dance Now, providing a little bit of competition between the dancers.
But don’t get Ledding, Meardi and Forster confused, as this often isn’t a serious competition. Seconds into the first song, laughter breaks out and the moment becomes more fun and games than just a workout.
After three songs however, it’s a different story. With perspiration gathering on their foreheads as each struggles to catch their breath, they decide the workout is over and they are back to studying.
In the days of the COVID-19 pandemic, finding ways for students to stay fit can be difficult, and along with a heavy semester, time becomes of the essence too. These three veterinary medicine students tackle this challenge, providing a great example of how staying fit at home is possible, even when lacking equipment and space.
Nicholas Saretzky | Contributing Photojournalist
Photos: Nicholas Saretzky | Contributing Photojournalist