Editor’s note: this post is based on the report of Sara McCarthy of CKDR
A local Certified Personal Trainer is out with some tips on staying active during the province-wide stay at home order.
Born and raised in Dryden, Kris Skramrud was a guest at the Rotary Club of Dryden’s virtual meeting to talk about his home gym business that like many others, continues to be impacted by COVID-19 restrictions.
Skramrud talks about a simple but effective exercise that has lots of benefits.
“Walking is the most under-rated health thing we can do; it helps us lose weight and it makes us feel better all the time. Things like walking will also help us have less pain. I can’t stress how important it is to actually get sunlight and be outside. It’s a great way we can stay active for free.”
Skramrud notes he is teaching many virtual classes locally from his home.

Kris' Basement Workout Area

No matter what you’re doing for exercise, Skramrud stresses, stretching before and after is crucial.
“It makes things feel way better afterwards (exercising). That recovery time a lot of people skip is super important. People are figuring out know how important our sleep and stress management are and it all leads back to recovery factors.”
Even during the lockdown, Skramrud says he’s been staying positive, posting at home, workouts, recipes and more on his business page.
“As far as food and nutrition go for keeping out health best, we have more time than ever to cook and make our own food and really get back to how we should be eating properly.”
Skramrud has been training clients of all ages and abilities for 5 years. Clients have included Dryden High Schools athletes, users of the Dryden Recreation Centre and students doing physical training modules for Confederation College.
For at-home exercises and more, you can find his business at Kris Skramrud Personal Training on Facebook