Sontag inspires with fitness


I think it’s easy to say that we’re all in a time of boredom and lack of motivation. Sometimes it can be hard to finish your assignments, grade those papers (if you’re a teacher, clean your room, go to the gym, etc. Even the simplest chores can be the most tedious tasks. However, a handful of students at CM have led a great example recently by staying motivated and encouraging their peers to do so as well.

Senior Hannah Sontag is actively posting on her fitness Instagram account, @hannahsontag_fit. She currently has over a thousand followers and will soon reach 200 posts. Sontag says that the type of mindset you have will result in the work you produce. “Unless you’re willing to make a change, nothing will change.” Sontag says that when it comes to fitness, she loves the growth possibilities in physical and mental aspects. “It teaches you discipline and what it means to be driven,” says Hannah.

Q&A with Hannah:
Q: Who/what has been your main inspiration?
A: “I think the thing that motivates me the most is that I’ve had so many setbacks, but I’ve still pushed myself to grow. Bodybuilding is something that won’t work unless you do.”
Q: How long have you been interested in fitness?
A: “I’ve been lifting seriously for about 4 years. I fell in love with everything when I began.”
Q: Where did you get the idea to make an Instagram account?
A: “I started my fitness page to have a platform where I could share what I love and help motivate people in some way.
Q: What do you have to say to those who are struggling to stay motivated?
A: “When it comes to being motivated, it’s much easier said than done. Mindset is everything… You just have to tell yourself that no one’s going to do it for you and the only option is for you to put in the work.”
Hannah has done a great job inspiring others to stay motivated during this strange and difficult time. “You have an option of being average or being someone that people will remember,” Sontag says.
Follow Hannah on Instagram to keep up with her and her fitness journey! @hannahsontag_fit