Senior Natalie Bremmer spends quarantine working out


Photo Courtesy of Natalie Bremmer

Senior Natalie Bremmer flexes her muscles.

Adrienne Parcheta, Reporter

When Governor Whitmer called off school, it was a shock to everyone. It was especially hard for seniors, as their last year of high school was taken away from them in a matter of seconds. Senior Natalie Bremmer is not excluded from these emotions.

“At first I was in shock and then I was devastated,” Bremmer said. “I was so excited for my senior year and felt like it was going in a great direction before everything changed. I’m trying to stay positive though, I had a great time while it lasted.” 

With how rapidly the virus is spreading, there is a concern about safety, primarily for those who are elderly or have pre-existing medical conditions.

“Honestly I’m really worried about corona affecting me and the people who are most important to me,” Bremmer said. “Though I’m personally not in the “at risk” group, I’ve been seeing that people of all ages are dying and it’s concerning.”

In order to keep her mind from worrying, Bremmer has been sure to keep her mind and body active.

“I’ve been keeping up with my homework, but mostly I’ve been taking my dog on walks and doing at home workouts,” Bremmer said. “I’ve been taking extra care to count my calories so I don’t gain too much weight from being more sedentary.” 

For the rest of the break, Bremmer plans on getting back to her daily schedule, which consists of working and working out. 

“For the rest of the break I’m going to try to get back to work, unfortunately the restaurant I’m working at has closed down temporarily,” Bremmer said. “Then I’m going to continue to work out and probably play some video games too.”

Though Bremmer recognizes the importance of self-quarantining and preventing the spread of COVID-19, she admits it’s not easy. 

“Staying in my house is causing me to go stir crazy,” Bremmer said. “I’ve been isolating myself even from the people I live with, so I stay in my bedroom most of the time. The only time I ever come out is to eat, go to the bathroom, and then go on walks with my dog.”

Despite taking the proper precautions, there are still chances the virus can spread to people you may know. Bremmer feels for people who have lost their jobs and their lives.

“My heart goes out to the people who are restaurant or hourly workers who have lost their jobs during this time,” Bremmer said. “Please donate anything extra to food pantries for less fortunate people to be able to eat during this time.”