The infamous RBG (Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg) stays out of retirement by working out at the private Supreme Court gym with her trainer. For Democrats, her continued health means Donald Trump will not be able to place his third appointment on the court and change its whole complexion to ultra-conservative.
The 87-year-old justice has faced down four different forms of cancer: lung cancer, colorectal cancer, pancreatic, and uterine cancers. She retains her daily schedule by keeping up her workout routine at the Supreme Court’s private gym. This in spite of the coronavirus pandemic.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is continuing her workouts at the Supreme Court gym in spite of the coronavirus pandemic, according to her longtime personal trainer. Bryant Johnson is Ginsburg’s trainer. He told Law360 on Tuesday that Ginsburg does not want to stop her sessions:
‘Everybody’s been shut down. The only reason why I didn’t shut the justice down is because, hey, she ain’t having it.’
Due to the COVID-19 virus, the nation’s capital set a stay-at-home order. That means all the public gyms shut down. The court building has been shut down to the public. However, staff members can go there on official business.
Johnson indicated he was being especially cautious due to the coronavirus threat. He keeps a safe distance from the justice during their sessions. He told Law360 that he has decided to cancel all of his appointments with other clients and has only been working with Ginsburg.
He said that after their workout sessions, he wipes down “every piece of equipment” he believes Ginsburg will touch, and he washes his hands after.
Johnson told Law360:
‘Her choice is, she doesn’t make excuses not to do it. So we find ways to do it.’
As an Army. reservist, Johnson has been working with the court’s liberal justice since 1999, right after she had surgery for colorectal cancer.
Ginsburg has experienced any number of health issues, but she always returns quickly. In January, she told CNN that she was “cancer-free.”
The city’s “stay-at-home order” will continue from April 1 through April 24, and it says all residents should remain in their homes except for “essential activities,” like buying groceries. The city’s residents can:
‘…Engage in allowable recreational activities” outdoors with household members, such as walking, hiking, dog-walking, biking and other activities where there is no person-to-person contact.’
DC requirements for social distancing, as recommended by health experts, is to maintain 6 feet of distance from other individuals.
At this time, the Court has pushed back 11 cases that were to be held in March. Thus far, it has not indicated what it will do in April. The justices have been working from home. They conduct their meetings via telephone. In addition, the Supreme Court has remote capabilities in order to keep the court free of employees.
Ginsburg and many of the other justices fall into the category of “older adults” at higher risk of getting sick from COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, they have taken precautions to remain free of the virus.
‘She has that grandfather status to me and if she wants to train, that’s the least that I can do.’
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