Weight Lifting: My Mental Health Gains

I first joined a gym two years ago. While my brother would go straight to the weightroom, I would do a miserable 30 minutes on the treadmill and then another 30 doing bodyweight exercises on a mat. This got boring very quickly and going to the gym felt more like a chore than self-care. My brother, catching on to my frustrations, started encouraging me to … Continue reading Weight Lifting: My Mental Health Gains

Setbacks are Part of the Trip: My Updated Lifting Program in Quarantine

I was halfway through my first official powerlifting program when the coronavirus hit and gyms closed indefinitely. For four weeks straight, I trained for six days a week following the hypertrophy phase of my program, which meant performing the same grueling sets back to back with a progressive overload of weight. In this phase, the focus is on building up muscle — and I had … Continue reading Setbacks are Part of the Trip: My Updated Lifting Program in Quarantine

Quick Fit: 5 Minute Plank Routine

As college students, we’re always on the move and short on time. That is why it is important to focus on workouts that use multiple muscle groups at once, like a plank. Plank routines are the perfect total body exercise that is quick, effective and can be done anywhere at any time with absolutely no equipment.  The Fit Magazine put together a quick and easy … Continue reading Quick Fit: 5 Minute Plank Routine

Why I Don’t Support the Chloe Ting Challenges

Chloe Ting, a YouTube fitness superstar, has become a designated personal trainer you can access from the comfort of your own bedroom.  While gyms have closed and free time has piled up during quarantine, everyone has had to get creative with their at-home workouts.  We recently wrote about the best online fitness classes to take advantage of during quarantine, and Chloe Ting was one of … Continue reading Why I Don’t Support the Chloe Ting Challenges

I Started Lauren Giraldo’s Treadmill Challenge, and I Can’t Stop

If you’ve run out of workouts to try during quarantine, I recommend a week of Lauren Giraldo’s “12 3 30” treadmill challenge: 12 incline, 3 speed, 30 minutes. Before quarantine, I wasn’t someone who worked out very much, or ever. My friends at school can vouch for that. But with extra time and summer around the corner, I decided it was time for a change. … Continue reading I Started Lauren Giraldo’s Treadmill Challenge, and I Can’t Stop

Walking: The Most Underrated Exercise

Physical activity doesn’t need to be super complicated. A daily walk with friends and family can help you live a healthier life. Walking has become increasingly popular during quarantine, and many are discovering the vast benefits to this simple, yet effective, form of physical movement. Maintain a healthy weight  Interested in a cardio workout without going to the gym? Try walking. Exercise doesn’t always have … Continue reading Walking: The Most Underrated Exercise

Where to Find the Best Online Fitness Classes During Quarantine

As gyms and workout studios are closed in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, working out at home has become the new normal. Luckily, many workout trainers and studios have quickly adjusted by offering online free or inexpensive classes on YouTube, Zoom and Instagram Live. Keeping our bodies moving and living an active lifestyle is more important than ever– for both our physical … Continue reading Where to Find the Best Online Fitness Classes During Quarantine