Fitness in the Age of COVID: TV Personality Zora Asberry


We’ve all had to make adjustments this year with COVID-19 gripping almost every area of our lives. Celebrities and public figures are no different- which is why we asked them how they’ve adapted, what’s inspired them during this difficult time, and how they make time for themselves.

HFR founder Samir Becic adds “It is immensely important that Texans stay physically fit during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

We hope that these positive tips and routines will make our readers feel less alone during these trying times and maybe even find some inspiration in adopting some of these COVID-19 healthy daily habits! You can also read her pre-COVID health and fitness interview too.

How are you staying physically active in the age of COVID-19? What are you eating?

Zora Asberry: Wow. It’s been difficult! I got the COVID-19…pounds that is! I stepped on the scale early on and saw that I had gained 20 pounds!!! This was the heaviest I had even been in my life! Seeing that number prompted me to kick my workouts into high gear!

Being the voice of information and news during a pandemic creates new and unforeseen obstacles- what are some of the challenges that you’ve successfully adapted to/overcome?

Zora Asberry: I’m currently out of the business (temporarily) and it’s been quite refreshing stepping away from information overload! I have enjoyed watching newsies across the nation cover such major events that will go down in history. I have used this time as an opportunity to build my personal platform and work on myself. That includes my health, physically, mentally, and spiritually.

How are you managing your stress during this time?

Zora Asberry: These are stressful times for many I’m sure. Honestly, working out and spending more time at home has been a big stress relief for me. I have also been learning Yoga 🧘🏽‍♀️ which has so many spiritual benefits on top of the physical!

A bit of positivity: have you seen an act of kindness or generosity during this difficult time that has moved you or inspired you?

Zora Asberry: The most positive and powerful thing I have seen during these unprecedented times, is people of all races coming together to fight for justice. The justice of the many black men and women dying at the hands of police. 

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How are you staying in touch with family and friends? Any tips for staying more connected?

Zora Asberry: Me and my family have FaceTime dates on the regular! We have even started a monthly Zoom call with my relatives in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

What’s one good habit you have developed during this time that you want to keep?

Zora Asberry: I have made a point to cut the carbs! My body reacts very well to cutting out carbs and sugar! I’ve had to start opting for the apple instead of the bread at Panera!

We all have some tough days, what keeps you positive and motivated as a public figure?

Zora Asberry: What motivates me is my future! I’m working on making the best moves now, and putting that work in so that when I’m in my 30’s and 40’s I don’t have to work as hard!

What do you most look forward to doing again after restrictions are lifted?

Zora Asberry: Getting in the GYM! I haven’t felt safe enough to go, but my muscles miss pumping a little iron! 

What was the most fun quarantine activity you’ve done?

Zora Asberry: My little familia has been making lots of Tiktoks! Also, we have been going on family walks and jogs around 7:30 p.m. when it’s cool out! 

What are 3 tips you would give to all Americans during COVID-19?

Zora Asberry:

-Wear a damn mask! 

-Stay home as much as you can for yours and others safety

-Meditate, exercise, and use this time to focus on you and go after projects that you’ve always wanted to do! You have the time! 

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