While practicing social distancing, you can find creative ways to stay connected. As you settle into your new routine, remember to take care of yourself—physically and mentally. Now more than ever, it is important to stay connected to the activities that bring you joy. Here you will find some of our favorite ways to be a part of the sports and fitness community from home. Check back every Friday for a new, fun list.
Favorite Instagram Accounts for Healthy Recipe Inspiration
Cookie and Kate features vegetarian recipes that pack a flavorful punch. Kate’s recipes use whole, sustainable ingredients that nourish the body and soul. Our mouths are watering over the enchilada casserole, chocolate peanut butter crispy bars, and colorful beet salad.
When you need something quick, easy, and delicious on your table, Minimalist Baker is your go-to source. All recipes require one bowl, 10 ingredients, or take 30 minutes or less to prepare. Many of the recipes (but not all) are plant based. Desserts are not the only recipes Minimalist Baker shares—you’ll see plenty of hearty entrees and breakfasts too.
Sometimes you just need comfort food. Tator tot casserole, need we say more? Julie Andrews is a registered dietitian and shares lightened up versions of classic eats. Her recipes use real and wholesome ingredients to incorporate nutritious foods into your diet.
Author of Healthyish, Lindsey Maitland Hunt shares simple recipes that make you feel like you’re eating gourmet every day. The ingredients are easy to find and recipes are well balanced. Your cleanup crew is also top of mind—the recipes use as few pots and pans as possible.
Have a picky eater in your family? Sophia of Veggies Don’t Bite is here to come to your rescue. Her recipes use plant-based ingredients that burst with flavor. Her three boys even approve of all of the meals. We’re eyeing the easiest lasagna ever.
Five Iconic Sports Moments in American History
Sports Illustrated named the "Miracle on Ice" as the top sports moment of the 20th century, and we couldn't agree more. Team USA’s 1980 Olympic hockey team beat the five-time champions USSR with all odds against them. Witness the miracle and watch the final minute of the greatest hockey game of all time.
No one can forget Tiger Woods' iconic chip shot at the 16th hole at the 2005 Augusta Masters. With his ball in the rough, Tiger Woods stuns the crowd, makes the best shot of his career, and wins the tournament.
After 9/11, New York was devastated and many people were left in mourning. New York needed a supportive and strong community more than ever, and that's where baseball stepped in. The first Mets game back after 9/11, Mike Piazza scored a home run in the bottom of the 8th inning to beat the Atlanta Braves. Shea Stadium went wild, and for the first time in a while, New Yorkers felt hope. Watch this heartwarming moment in sports history.
Brandi Chastain is a two-time FIFA Women's World Cup champion, two-time Olympic gold medalist, and our hero. On July 10, 1999, Brandi scored the winning goal in a penalty shootout against China at the Women’s World Cup. Her celebration was captured on the covers of Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek, and newspapers around the world, creating one the greatest moments in women’s sports and soccer history.
Michael Jordan's winning shot in game six of the 1998 NBA Finals lives in basketball history as the most iconic of all time. Jordan drove to the middle of the floor with less than 10 seconds on the clock, stopped, crossed back over to his left, pushed off Bryon Russell, pulled back for the 20-footer, and hit nothing but net. It was an amazing moment in basketball history for a legendary player.
Six fitness influencers to follow on Instagram
Sarika Patel Ringer - @Sarikadancefitness
Asphalt Green’s very own group exercise instructor, Sarika, is a must follow on Instagram. Her page is full of energy, life, and dance! Follow Sarika for at-home dance routines that will get your body grooving.
Alexandra Sheppard - @Dancinggingerrelax
Alexandra is your go-to fitness and food junkie and a yoga and Pilates instructor at Asphalt Green. Her page will show you how to master the kettlebell swing and whip up healthy pumpkin pancakes. Alex is just what you need to guide you through quarantine life.
Steve Pokk - @Pokkfitness
As the owner of Pokkfitness, a CrossFit gym, Steve shares high-intensity workouts. His no-fuss routines get your heartrate and confidence up. Steve is the fitness inspiration we all need right now.
Kaisa Keranen - @kaisafit
Kaisa is fun, a little silly, and just what we need on our Instagram feed. She takes household items, like toilet paper and soup cans, and turns them into props for a not-so-boring workout.
Cassey Ho - @Blogilates
Cassey combines Pilates, yoga, and high-intensity interval training to create no-equipment-necessary workout routines. Get monthly exercise plans, healthy plant-based recipes, and daily workout videos.
Bob Harper - @bobharper
You probably know Bob Harper as the host of "The Biggest Loser," but you can also follow him on Instagram for inspirational quotes, adorable puppy pictures, and fitness tips. He will remind you every day that you are a winner!