Q&A: Isaac Heard (12)


Isaac Heard (12) practices on his form during quarantine. Heard started his own fitness page on Instagram to track his progress.

Charmagne Abangan, Online Editor-in-Chief

Q: When did you decide to start using your social media as a way to motivate people to work out?

A: I originally made my fitness Instagram account to track my progress and share what I eat. As my page started to grow, people started asking me to help them with their own fitness needs. This is when I decided to use my platform to help and motivate others.


Q: Could you explain the workout program that you created?

A: The workout program that I created is intended to help you tone your body and build muscle. It is a two week program that includes daily workouts and video instruction for only $10. The plan is unique because it doesn’t require weights, and it targets the major muscle groups. I created this plan because no gyms are available, and I’m all about staying fit and helping others. For more information check out my page on Instagram! @iphfitness


Q: When and why did you start your fitness page on Instagram?

A: I started my fitness page summer of 2019 to track my progress and show different workouts that I do. My parents both motivated me to start it because they believed it could grow and possibly become a career. Since starting my page, I have become an ambassador for my favorite protein company called Orgain. I also have gained recognition from multiple colleges because I post my sprinting videos as well.


Q: How has quarantine changed your fitness routine? Has it affected it negatively or positively?

A: Being in quarantine altered my fitness routine just because I don’t have access to the equipment that I usually use. But without having equipment, it forced me to get creative and be more focused than ever.


Q: Do you have any advice for those who want to become more fit, but don’t have the motivation to? How do you push yourself to work out and eat healthy?

A: The best advice that I can give is to stop the excuses. There are 24 hours in a day, spend one being active. I personally dedicate 2-3 hours to working out and I hold myself accountable. As far as eating I choose to eat foods that benefit me and help me recover properly. A lot of people finish a hard workout and eat unhealthy meals afterwards, which defeats the purpose.


Q: Why do you think it’s important for people to stay fit? How does working out and eating healthy make you feel?

A: Staying fit is very important because it can help prevent health issues, and improve mental health. Working out and eating healthy makes me feel accomplished and my body feels great.