You may have spotted Billie Capistrano on TV at one time or another. She's been a familiar face around cameras and sports events for years now. The young reporter—who's also a senior instructor at Ride Revolution—has been actively making her health a priority since her college years. Now a professional, she shows no sign of stopping. "Fitness has been an integral part of my life and it’s been something I really value and enjoy," she shares.
While other people may find themselves demotivated due to the lockdown, Capistrano reveals that she's been doing her best to get through the slumps and ruts brought on by the pandemic. Below, we asked her some of her top tips about how to get through this pandemic and come out stronger for it.
You’ve spent a lot of time doing sports reporting and also around athletes as a result. Has this affected your motivation to exercise and stay fit?
Definitely! My athlete friends, the athletes I’ve covered and interviewed, they’re all such inspirations to me. It’s amazing how much resilience, discipline and motivation they have. They put in the workday in and day out and the results are incredible, that’s why it pushes me to do the same.
What are your fitness goals and which workouts have helped you achieve them?
Right now, I’d say that I’m just focused on feeling good about my body and not really trying to reach any particular fitness goal — just maintenance for now. Of course, I just want to be healthy, happy, and strong.
However, at the start of the year, I signed up with my Coach, Lon Santos, and he helped me prep for a beach trip. I treated it as a mini-experiment, just to see how I could transform my physique, and it was such an incredible experience. Really challenging, but I had so much fun throughout the whole process and got to understand my body more. Lifting weights and indoor cycling at Ride Revolution helped me transform my body.