The dreaded freshman 15. Every college knows about them, every college student wants to avoid them. Although I’m not one to stride away from a good cookie and spending a day in bed watching Netflix, there are some great options for working out and staying healthy on campus.
- The Wellness and Recreational Center
Located right in between the west and east side of campus, every student has easy access to the number 3 recreational center in the country. Whether you like to run on a track, use machines, or lift there is something for everyone. And if you are feeling a bit more adventurous there is a rock climbing wall and ample places to swim. You can even just stop by for a fresh and healthy smoothie, or some relaxing time floating around the lazy river. No matter what you are looking for the rec center has something for you
- Currier Gym
For those days where the rec center is just a bit too far, or if you are trying to squeeze in a quick workout, the miniature gym located in Currier is perfect for you. Although it doesn’t have the all the same amenities at the rec center, there is enough equipment to get in any work out you want to.
Once you are through the rough winter and want a bit of sun and fresh air I might suggest going for a run around campus. No matter where you are located you can always find a beautiful trail to run. Whether it’s through the middle of downtown, along the winding river, or out in the beaten path at one of the local parks, fresh air and exercise is right out your front door.
- Group Classes
Back at the rec center, you can also attend group classes. Everything from early morning yoga and Zumba is provided and it is all for free. Whether you are an experienced yogi or trying a class for the first time they have levels and times for everyone.
- Field House
On the West side of campus there is another great option for working out. The field house has everything from a lap pool, too multiple basketball courts as well as a traditional weight room. It is a great place to head if you are looking for something a little less busy than the rec center.
No matter what type of workout you are looking for campus will have something for you. In reality one of the most important parts about college is maintain as much of a balanced life as possible. Although studies and weekends are important, having a healthy mind and body is so important. In the weeks leading up to finals I recommend taking time away from studies to get outside and get moving.
Good Luck with the last few weeks of studies!
Until Next Time