Biggest Loser Vet Jillian Michaels Has A Warning About Gyms After Revealing COVID-19 Diagnosis
Exercise routines have been one of the things that have been majorly impacted for people around the globe as COVID-19 has reared its ugly head. Even today, some workout spaces are still shut down, some have shifted outside, some are open and requiring masks, and some are open but only requiring masks when not working out. Given the fact that heavy breathing can lead to more particles in the air, there have been a lot of warnings about returning to the gym during the pandemic, and The Biggest Loser’s Jillian Michaels is now sharing her own warning as well as her cautionary tale.
Gyms have workout equipment a lot of us simply don’t have at home and skipping gym workouts is simply not a solution for everyone. However, The Biggest Loser’s Jillian Michaels revealed in a brand new interview that at-home workouts may be a better option for anyone who is worried about COVID-19. She also revealed for the first time that she contracted the illness from someone she thought was a trusted source.
Jillian Michaels’ story mirrors Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s reveal that he had recently contracted COVID-19. The actor also spent time around a friend who did not know they were asymptomatic with the disease at the time they transferred it to the Jumanji: Welcome To the Jungle actor. The actor has also been a big proponent of "having a plan" before getting back into the gym.
Though it doesn’t seem as if Jillian Michaels contracted COVID-19 at the gym, she does talk about how being in close proximity with another person not wearing a mask could lead to contracting the disease.
Instead of workouts out, during the pandemic, Jillian Michaels has been pushing workouts on her app, which offers seven minutes of free at-home workouts everyday before there is a paywall. Even if weights are not an option, she’s offering a lot of full bodyweight options that can be good for someone who used to be the average gym user.
It’s far different from the work Jillian Michaels used to do on Big Brother encouraging contestants to use tons of different pieces of equipment to achieve weight loss goals, but given no one knew how 2020 would have panned out a year ago, having this business venture was pretty prescient for Michaels’ brand. Here’s hoping she spends the rest of the year safe, healthy and finding new ways to work out.
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