COVID Profiles, Part IV: Maddy Ross
April 27, 2020
During this unprecedented global pandemic, many Greylock students are finding creative ways to make the most of their newfound free-time.
Senior track, basketball and soccer captain Madison Ross has created an Instagram account to share how she is staying active (workouts_with_mads). Her simple, at home workouts consist of AMRAPs (as many rounds as possible), tabata workouts (8 sets of 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off), circuits, and even some yoga.
When asked about the main reasons behind starting her account, Madison said, “I love to workout, so I thought it would be great to share with people what I’ve been doing.”
Regarding her prominent role on the Greylock track team, Maddy said, “Being a track captain and not having a season yet has driven me to give some ideas to kids on the track team.”
However, she emphasizes her account is by no means limited to only track members, and wants to spread her workouts to anyone interested.
As a senior, the impacts of Coronavirus have been particularly devastating: Maddy said, “it’s been hard not being able to spend the last few months of my senior year with my friends.”
Another challenging aspect of quarantine has been finding ways to entertain herself, though she said, “this page has actually helped motivate me to not sleep the day away and get up and be productive.” She also added “I think it’s important to build routines in time like this to help keep you busy and be efficient this time at home.”
Maddy’s workouts have certainly given many students a productive outlet during this unusual time.