Staying fit while quarantining is as seamless as logging onto social media, according to Danica Patrick.
The former racecar driver and yoga enthusiast, who regularly shares photos and videos of workouts with her 766,000 Instagram followers, noted there’s a sense of “camaraderie” when participating in a live workout with self-isolation guidelines in effect due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“I’ve been doing Instagram Live workouts, usually Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday,” Patrick recently told The Post. “I think it’s just more motivating to do it when it’s live and then you’re really in, you’re really with it, and also the feeling of companionship or camaraderie because you’re doing it with people at the same time.”
Though Patrick, 38, is keeping busy with her live workouts and “Pretty Intense” podcast, she’s also veering into another lane, investing in the wellness company Beam. Founded by former athletes, the organization features an array of CBD products made with natural ingredients and is THC-free.
“It’s a really, really good product that’s very effective,” Patrick said. “Investing came after getting to know the owners [Kevin Moran, formerly of the Chicago White Sox, and former hockey player Matt Lombardi], and I just think [they] are really cool guys with a great plan, great ambition.”
“When I make breakfast in the morning, I make some pseudo version of oatmeal, and a lot of times I’ll put Clarity in it,” Patrick said. “It’s kind of an add-in, it doesn’t really fit into dinners so much, but some of the blends in the morning are really easy to add in things.”
As for other meals on the menu, Patrick does consult boyfriend Aaron Rodgers — who recently returned to Malibu from Peru — for suggestions.
“Whenever I ask what Aaron wants for dinner, and he’s like, ‘I don’t know, what do you got?’ I’m like, ‘I want you to tell me what your dream is, and I’ll tell you if I can make that dream come true.’ So last night he said, ‘I want curry,’ and I was like, ‘OK, done.’” Patrick explained. “I actually enjoy the challenges the most.”
Though Patrick is a “practiced at-home chef,” she’s encouraging fans looking to improve their culinary skills at this time to do just that.
“This is a great opportunity for people if they don’t know how to cook to learn how to cook,” Patrick said. “Using the live workouts when they’re happening and also taking this opportunity to make mistakes in the kitchen, which I’m going to promise you, you won’t make as many mistakes as you think you will.”