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Social Ways to Get Fit on Campus

ID-10035255As we reach late-September, the sweltering days of summer have come to an end and chilly weather is beginning to pervade the Syracuse area. The fall weather calls for hoodies, scarves, boots and jackets – and whether we like it or not – indoor exercise. Luckily, SU provides plenty of on-campus options to stay fit indoors. And if the thought of exercising by yourself makes you cringe, check out this list of late-night workout options hosted by SU Recreation Services that would be perfect to attend with a friend.

Archbold/Flanagan Gym: Late Night at the Gym

Hours: Wednesday through Saturday; 10:00 p.m. to 1 a.m.

During these hours, students have access to the fitness center, basketball, squash and racquetball courts using their SU ID. For fall semester, the gym is also hosting free salsa dancing lessons every Thursday night, and free yoga classes every Saturday night. So if you’re looking to spice up your night while getting in some cardio and meeting new people, salsa is definitely the way to go. On the other hand, if you’re looking for some peace and quiet, head to yoga class to relieve some stress. Yoga is great for gaining strength, flexibility, and balance. What a better way to make new friends than by getting fit together?

Tennity Ice Skating Pavilion:

Late night hours: Friday and Saturday; 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

During these hours, the rink transforms into a night club as they dim the lights, bring out a disco ball, and play the latest hits on the radio. Admission is free and skate rentals are just $4. Ice skating is a great aerobic exercise, and over time will improve balance and tone leg muscles. The rink is ideal place for making friends, as everyone will definitely need helping maintaining balance. (It’s not the easiest thing to do while skating—trust me, I’d know!)

Women’s Building: Late Night at the Gym

Hours: Saturdays only; 10:00 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Your SU ID gives you access to gyms A and B, the basketball and volleyball courts as well as five outdoor tennis courts located right next to the building. 

By Delilah Mulgannon

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