Many Christian Brothers students juggle a rigorous fitness routine among school and other responsibilities. The Talon talked to a few of CB’s most dedicated workout connoisseurs to get the inside scoop on what CB students do to get some exercise and how they fit it into the busy life of a high schooler. Paloma Bowman (’17) explained the […]
Many Christian Brothers students juggle a rigorous fitness routine among school and other responsibilities. The Talon talked to a few of CB’s most dedicated workout connoisseurs to get the inside scoop on what CB students do to get some exercise and how they fit it into the busy life of a high schooler.
Paloma Bowman (’17) explained the diligent exercise regimen that she has as an soon-to-be collegiate athlete.
“On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays I go to spin class at 5:30 to 6:30 in the morning and then I also go to the gym and do weights for 2 hours,” the future UC Davis volleyball player said. “Then on Tuesdays and Thursdays I have volleyball practice.”
Paloma’s schedule is undoubtedly very busy, and sometimes she is forced to make other sacrifices so that she can balance school, a social life and staying in shape.
“I often have to compromise my sleep in order to keep up with my schoolwork as well as go going to the gym,” she laughed and admitted, “but it’s worth it because working out makes me a better athlete and keeps me healthy.”
As for Chris Tak (‘17), he prefers to get his sweat on in a different way.
“I love boxing, wrestling, and grappling. My favorite cardio is definitely boxing on a heavy bag”
Chris has experimented with a wide variety of fitness routines and activities including Mixed Martial Arts, Taekwondo, and karate. He shared some words of wisdom on the importance of working out for any student who is trying to balance the stress of school with an active lifestyle.
“Working out is part of an all around healthy person. It balances the academic pursuit in a lot of ways because where there is a lot of inward focus there also has to be an outward focus and physical activity helps build someone up in all ways.”
For Makenna Chapman (‘17), working out has a designated spot in her everyday routine.
“I workout every day right after school so I always make sure it fits into my schedule.”
Her favorite fitness activities include boot camps (cardio mixed with weights), high-intensity interval training, and yoga. These activities all bring positive ramifications to her busy life.
“I like to workout because it gives me something to do after school and it also gets rid of all my pent-up energy that would make me feel restless,” she remarked, “I feel healthier when I workout and the ridding of my energy makes me more calm.”
Whether you’re training for a sport, balancing your academics, or releasing restless energy, fitness is an integral part or many Christian Brothers students lives. It promotes a healthy body as well as a healthy mind and allows students to take a break from all the stress and bustle of a typical teenager. Whether it’s just an hour a few times a week or three hours everyday, many CB students are creating good, active lifestyle habits that will serve them will in college and beyond.