COVID-19: Jillian Michaels Tells People to Avoid Gyms Sept 10, 2020 5:53:51 GMT
Post by Admin on Sept 10, 2020 5:53:51 GMT
One of America’s top fitness gurus has some surprising advice today: avoid the gym! Jillian Michaels rose to fame on the hit show “The Biggest Loser” and now runs a fitness empire. She revealed that she got COVID-19 from a friend, after letting her guard down for just an hour. She said that public gyms are a horrible place to go if you’re afraid of catching the virus. President Donald Trump held a rally with 14,000 people in an aircraft hangar in North Carolina, and it had Dr. Fauci nervous.
On Tuesday, the fitness trainer, 49, revealed she had contracted COVID-19 "several weeks ago" as she discussed why people should consider not going to the gym amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
“If you are afraid of COVID, you should not go to the gym. And I actually am a person who let my guard down, I haven’t even spoken about this publicly really, and a very close friend of mine gave me COVID several weeks ago," she said during an interview with Fox Business discussing her at-home workout app.
“I’m fortunate to have gone into it being healthy and I was able to get on the other side of it pretty quick, but not everyone is that lucky as we know," she continued. "All I can tell you is if you are afraid of getting COVID, a public gym is probably a place where you will get it."
"I would love to tell you that’s not the case, but the reality is I literally get my guard down for an hour with one of my best friends who does my hair and makeup and got it," Michaels said. "It’s just that simple."
The Biggest Loser alum went on to explain that her friend did not know she had coronavirus when they met up, and neither one of them knew they had contracted the virus until days after the meeting.
"If you’re not in a mask and that person is not in a mask, and they have COVID and have no idea — because, by the way, I had no idea that I had it for six days [and] my friend had no idea that she had it when she gave it to me — anticipate that you will likely get it in an environment like that," she said of going to the gym.
"If you are afraid of it, by all means, it’s not a move that I would recommend making," Michaels added.