Staying Safe

Event Highlights

Staying Active During Quarantine

June 20, 2020

Join us for an informational conversation with Caleb Weinhardt from FORGE. Physical activity comes in all forms, and we can all find different ways to incorporate enjoyable movement into our lives! This session discusses strategies for staying active safely during our current health crisis, finding joy in new routines, moving our bodies, incorporating the outdoors into our physical activity, and caring for our physical and mental health.

Caleb Weinhardt is an undergraduate student at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, and studies Psychology. His previous work with FORGE has included leading outdoor activities with the FORGE Outdoors program and organizing volunteers during Milwaukee PrideFest. In his spare time, Caleb enjoys running, hiking, and biking outside, rock climbing, and foraging wild plants!

PACT NOW = Preventing and Assisting with COVID-19 among Trans and Non-binary Wisconsinites. PACT NOW is a partnership between FORGE and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, Inclusion Health Clinic.

This project is funded in part by the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment at the Medical College of Wisconsin


Introduction: 2:57
What does “Staying Active” mean?: 5:57
Benefits of physical activity: 8:27
Staying active during COVID-19: 10:45
Safety tips for exercising during COVID-19: 14:29
Outdoor opportunities in Milwaukee: 17:54
Workout/exercise apps: 20:24
Creative ideas for getting outside: 23:31

Q&A: 25:41
Are beaches & parks open in MKE? 27:14
Does “Zombies, Run!” actually ask you to run? 28:25
Exercising without equipment? 29:33
Strength building vs. cardio? 33:19
How to find activities that bring joy? 34:37
Safety/hygiene precautions during COVID? 38:49
Exercise and stress? 41:23
How to set realistic goals? 44:32
Exercising with others in your quarantine “bubble”? 48:10
Keeping a written exercise log? 51:55
Safety tips for trans folks while exercising in public? 55:13