Tigresses keep grinding amid community quarantine
Mark Escarlote on Mar 19, 2020 08:44 PM
The UST Tigresses are keeping themselves busy.
Not to be outdone by their men’s team, the University of Sto. Tomas Tigresses are also taking on the home workout challenge amid the Luzon enhanced community quarantine brought by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Members of the Tigresses share how they keep in shape and how they keep themselves safe.
Rookie Imee Hernandez gets creative with her routine from using water bottles as weights, tying a blanket to a door for pull-ups, walking up and down the stairs for cardio, to working out with her baby niece Ava, which clearly enjoys being lifted by her Tita in this video.
UST Tigresses home workout challenge: Imee Hernandez pic.twitter.com/khuNowrJIq— Mark Escarlote (@fromtheriles) March 19, 2020
“Ngayong panahon ng COVID-19 pandemic ay hindi po ako lumalabas ng bahay dahil meron na rin pong case din sa amin,” said Hernandez. “Kami po ng family ko ay nag-decide kung pwedeng hindi lumabas ay wag lumabas para din po maiwasan namin na magdala ng virus dito sa loob ng bahay.”
She adds that they observe proper hygiene, eat healthy food and take vitamins to boost their immunity to fight off the virus.
“Sinisigurado po namin na lagi kaming naghuhugas ng kamay and umiinom ng vitamins,” Hernandez added. “Since bawal po kami lumabas ng bahay, nagwo-workout po ako para i-maintain yung condition nung katawan ko.”
Graduating setter Alina Bicar, for her part, posted on her Instagram of her jogging around their village.
UST Tigresses home workout challenge: Alina Bicar (IG: alinabicar) pic.twitter.com/Ty2m2jNZM0— Mark Escarlote (@fromtheriles) March 19, 2020
She did observe social distancing, mind you. Well, she was jogging on an empty street anyway.
“Pagkain ng mga masusustansiya pagkain para lumakas ang resistensya and mag-workout,” advised Bicar.
If not working out, the playmaker spends her time watching movies and reviewing the Tigresses games. Talk about doing her homework.
Meanwhile, Ysa Jimenez works with basic volleyball drills on their garage with her sibling.
UST Tigresses home workout challenge: Ysa Jimenez pic.twitter.com/Rjjyj8tN4U— Mark Escarlote (@fromtheriles) March 19, 2020
Jimenez follows three simple rules to keep safe from the virus, “Hygiene, pagkain ng healthy food and uminom ng vitamins.”
“Workout para ma-maintain ‘yung kondisyon ng katawan. Mag-Tiktok. Charot! Hahaha!” added the bubbly sophomore.
KC Galdones does her part in helping curb the spread of the virus by following the government's directive while keeping in shape.
“Siyempre unang una po, sumunod ako sa hindi paglabas and nagwo-workout po everyday,” she said. “Puro work out lang po and weights.”
And for UST ace Eya Laure there is no excuse to slack off.
“Need pa din siyempre ng exercise, dapat hindi mawawala yun,” said the national team member.
But she does admit to a guilty pleasure: having her fix of Korean dramas.
“Watching TV or mga K-Drama,” said Laure. “Pero naghahanap pa din ng ways para makapag-workout sa loob ng bahay.”