Now that we are halfway through the semester I find that I’m getting into a workout slump. Running is tedious and going to the gym can be boring. I knew there had to be something else to do, so I searched around and found some great (and free!) ways to change up your workout
Shakti Yoga– Syracuse University has a program called Healthy Mondays, which provides free exercise classes for SU students. One of these classes is Shakti yoga, which is in room 302 of Schine Student Center from 4-5 p.m. on Mondays. Shakti yoga is a type of yoga that combines meditation and traditional yoga poses. The poses are connected through fluid movements so you are constantly moving. Yoga is a great form of exercise because you only use your body. Just remember to bring a mat or towel for this class!
Late Night at the Gym– I think everyone has seen the glowing neon sign saying “Late night at the gym” above Archbold Gymnasium, but I seriously doubt anyone actually takes advantage of it. In case you don’t know what Late Night at the Gym is, it’s a series of events that go on in Flanagan and Archbold Gymnasiums throughout the week. All the activities are after 10 p.m. and are free! There are open games as well as actual classes. Salsa, Zumba, break dancing, and yoga are all available throughout the week. Check out the website to see when the activities are.
Tennity Ice Skating Pavilion– Tennity Ice Skating Pavilion is overlooked by many Syracuse students, but it offers a great way to get some exercise by going out on the ice. Admission is free for SU students, and you can take the Centro bus to get there. The rink is open from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. during the week.
By Fiona O’Connor