When COVID-19 first spread across the country, many people’s everyday routines were quickly uprooted. Now, even as things are beginning to open back up, we are still a ways away from returning entirely back to normal. For athletes, this has likely posed a problem. Even with some fitness facilities opening at a limited capacity, it can still be challenging to stay in competing shape. Fortunately, here at MOTION, our staff can help with this. We want to share some of the best ways to keep in shape during COVID-19.

Manage Your Diet

No matter what is opened or closed, one thing that you’ll always have control over is what you put into your body. Nutrition plays a huge role in staying in shape. While it may have been easy to slack on your diet at the beginning of quarantine, if you’re serious about getting and staying in shape, it’s time to get your diet back on track. Please see the below for the top nutritional tips our team can offer:

Loading up on carbs three to four days before a critical practice or game can help ensure you have enough fuel in your body.
Avoid sugary drinks like soda and fruit juice.
Try consuming 1.2 to 1.4 grams of protein for kilograms of body weight.
Skip out on transfat and junk food.
Drinky plenty of water to ensure that you stay hydrated.

Get Outside

Even though gyms are beginning to open at a limited capacity, it’s not hard to understand why some athletes will be avoiding these facilities for the near future. With the risk of contagion still present, gyms may not be the most comfortable spot for everyone. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t get a workout in! Getting outside to exercise is great for both your body and mind. Breathing in the fresh air while breaking a sweat can be therapeutic, while also helping to gear your body up for competition. Even as the weather begins to get colder, it only adds an extra challenge you can use to succeed.


If you’re looking to limber up and increase your flexibility for your sport, yoga is a great way to accomplish this. Yoga involves performing a series of poses and stretches that allow you to center yourself. There is just as much a spiritual aspect to this form of exercise as there is a physical one. When you’re in the middle of a game, dealing with stress will hinder your performance. By using yoga to train both your body and your mind, you’ll remain one step ahead of the competition.

Contact Us

Here at MOTION, we want to help athletes succeed any way we can. Whether it be offering treatment for injuries or teaching them how to stay in shape, our team is committed to your success. To learn more about how to get ready for your sport during COVID-19, please don’t hesitate to contact our team today.