Courtesy Lei and Mika Burgs
Names: Lei and Mika Burgs
Ages: 42, 38
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Occupations: Barber/Business Owner, Hairstylist
Time Cycling: 1 year
Reason for Cycling: To improve overall health and wellness and to get back in shape.
Lei: In 2019, I was in good shape as I was preparing for my wedding. I was exercising regularly, and eating well —that is, until 2020. That’s when everything changed during the COVID pandemic and we were home and quarantined. I was doing a lot of sitting , eating and drinking . As a barber, we were shut down and couldn’t work for a good portion of the year. Needless to say, with such a sedentary lifestyle, I was packing on the pounds.
Mika: Before COVID in 2019, I first was introduced to cycling by my sister. I was trying to lose weight for our upcoming wedding. Video player poster image I cycled two to three times a day with my previous cycle studio, but it closed due to COVID . Once COVID took over, my wife and I were a part of the shut down and were not able to work, because we are salon owners. (She’s a barber and I’m a hairstylist.) So the pounds packed on.
Food and alcohol became my comfort. A year after our wedding, in 2020, I lost my mom to a heart attack. My sister also suffered a heart attack and survived a triple bypass surgery. Those events scared […]
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