Trina Bristol ’93 shares how to stay active at home
Trina (Zamora) Bristol ’93 is passionate about fitness. A special education teacher by day, Trina knows the importance of individuals and families staying active during the coronavirus pandemic. We all know it’s easy to sit around and watch TV or sleep, which makes us stiff, more susceptible to injury and can possibly alter our moods. See what Trina has to say about the opportunities right in our homes which are functional in nature and can help us stay productive:
- Don’t have any exercise equipment?
No problem! Play some music, fill a few grocery bags with canned goods and carry them around the house. Lots of other household items can be of use as well, check out a list of items here.
- Tired of being cooped up inside the house all day?
Take a walk! You can walk around your neighborhood or hit the trails. Many major cities, like Fort Worth, have walking trails around town. Remember to keep at least six-feet apart to keep in compliance with Tarrant County's Stay at Home order.
- Are you a gym-goer and don’t know what to do with yourself because the gyms are closed?
Many gyms are now putting workouts and tips online for their members. Visit your gyms websites and social media channels to see what resources may be provided to you. Also, see if you have any Facebook friends who are “going live” with workouts throughout the day. It’s a great way to stay connected with your friends while releasing some pent-up energy.
- Need ideas to keep your kids active?
Since digital media and video games are all the rage now, your children may not want to move from the front of the TV. That’s okay! Video games like "Just Dance" will get the whole family moving, and social media sites that cater to young kids and teens where they can create dance videos to get moving.
More about Trina
Trina graduated from Texas Wesleyan University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications-Advertising/Public Relations. Fitness has always been an important discipline and outlet for her to dig deep and motivate herself on both good and bad days. She became Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) certified in 1999 and taught classes until 2008. Trina also competed in bodybuilding competitions at the age of 41 where she earned 3rd and 5th place Masters Bikini trophies. Recently, Trina has become a group fitness Instructor through Life Time Academy.
During the day, Trina works for Arlington ISD as a special education teacher. She has two children and her oldest, Lauren, is getting close to graduating from Texas Wesleyan with a psychology degree.