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4 Ways to Be More Active on Campus

Two weeks into the semester and you’re already dreading going to the gym? With the first month of the year coming to an end, we’re all still trying to follow up on that New Year’s resolution of making an effort to work out more. During the winter months, especially when we have to deal with this Syracuse weather, it can be a real struggle. Here are some tips to keep you motivated in pursuing an active lifestyle:

Move It Monday and Kick It Up Friday

Free fitness classes are offered every Monday from 5:15 to 6:00 p.m. and Friday from 1:10 to 2:00 p.m. in the Flanagan Studio. There are a large variety of classes so if you’re looking for a more relaxed and easygoing class, definitely try out yoga. However, if you want a fast paced workout go for Bootcamp! If you live on South Campus, Zumba and yoga are offered on Fridays at Goldstein. Fitness classes are a great alternative if you routinely get bored of using the treadmill and elliptical all the time. Instructors are there to motivate you and definitely push you till you sweat.

Late Night at the Gym

Recreational activities are offered from Wednesday to Saturday night every week at Flanagan and the Women’s Building. So take a break from studying and bring a group of friends to do some yoga or play volleyball together. Being active with a group of people is a fun way to stay active, especially when it can be difficult finding time during the day to workout.

Go for a Splash 

Swimming is one of the best exercises you can do on a weekly basis. It works out your whole entire body, from your arms and shoulders to your legs. It’s a great way to stay in shape and a good excuse to go to the pool, especially in winter.

Walk as Much as Possible

Try to walk every single day, whether you live on campus or off campus. It’s the easiest way to stay active and exercise while going to and from class. You’ll be surprised at the number of steps you take and the miles you total up during the day. Another great health tip is kicking those elevator trips and walking up the stairs. You’ll have killer legs before you know it!

By Shelley Cheung

Relevant links:

http://recreationservices.syr.edu/_documents/moveitmonday.pdf

http://recreationservices.syr.edu/_documents/kickitupfriday.pdf

http://healthymonday.syr.edu/_docs/fitness-schedule_scampus_sp15.pdf

http://recreationservices.syr.edu/_documents/latenightschedule.pdf

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