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Campus Rec Launches its new Towers Fitness Court: Campus Rec Launches its new Towers Fitness Court

Evansdale Residential Complex unveils an innovative way to work out that involves community and the outdoors

Campus Recreation brought the gym to the outdoors with the newly constructed National Fitness Court. On Wednesday, October 20th, the Campus Rec staff celebrated the grand opening of the court, which is located at the Evansdale Residential Complex. 

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How Walking Everyday Helped Me: How Walking Everyday Helped Me

Going on daily walks has truly changed my life, and it can change yours too.

As college students, there is always something to keep up with. Whether it be an upcoming exam, a term paper, a job or hanging out with friends, campus life seems to never slow down. With the hustle and bustle of living in a college town, we crave an outlet that lets us take a step back, disconnect and be one with our thoughts. There is no universal approach to releasing stress in a healthy way, but many students take a trip to the gym to work out. There is nothing wrong with pumping iron and taking advantage of the amenities of the Student Rec Center; they’re a great and convenient way to focus on fitness. Though, what if I told you there is a benefit-packed form of exercise right outside your front door? 

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Taylor Woods - A New Kind of Fitness Influencer: Taylor Woods - A New Kind of Fitness Influencer

She’s real and honest, just like us.

Taylor WoodsFitness YouTube is a rabbit hole filled with tons of fitness influencers trying to sell their lifestyle to “everyday folks.” Searching for inspiration, the viewer can quickly lose perspective on what is real and attainable. Everyone’s fitness journey is different, so these impossible standards of fitness can be demoralizing when not achieved and cause more harm than good. Finding a fitness influencer who encourages viewers to be good to their body, go at their own pace and do whatever works for them is like  a cold glass of water on a hot day. It’s so refreshing to be encouraged throughout one’s fitness journey full of real life and real struggles. 

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Does Bretman Rock’s “Absolutely Not” Workout Work?: Does Bretman Rock’s “Absolutely Not” Workout Work?

Bretman Rock is an internet personality who grew to fame on YouTube and Vine while a teenager. Now 22 years old, Rock has over 17 million followers on Instagram alone. Mostly known for his makeup looks and humor, there is something else that people are talking about now.

The Bretman Rock Absolutely Not workout. The workout was included in this video titled “ 3 EASY Workouts to look Cute”. In the video, there were other workouts included, but the ab workout caught the internet by fire. In the video, Bretman Rock states that he is not a professional trainer, but was an athlete and has trained before.

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I tried the TikTok-famous 12-3-30 workout (and you can, too!): I tried the TikTok-famous 12-3-30 workout (and you can, too!)

12-3-30 is a workout trend that is catching fire on TikTok and YouTube, created by social media influencer Lauren Giraldo. It's pretty simple: just hop on a treadmill, adjust the incline to 12, turn the speed to 3 and continue for 30 minutes.

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Healthful Hacks: Working Out While Working Full Time : Healthful Hacks: Working Out While Working Full Time

For many, the summer months offer a season of adventure, but for others it means working a full-time job. For the latter, exercise can be hard to fit in - but it doesn’t have to be!

With a break from classes and coursework, many have taken on a full-time job or internship for the summer months. Let’s face it, mustering up the motivation to workout can be hard sometimes. And when you clock in forty hour work weeks, it can get even harder. When shifts start in the morning, some wake up early to start the day on an active foot. Though, for those who aren’t early risers, this can be a struggle. Others may wait until the workday is over but may lack energy when workout time comes around. With so much time spent at a desk and on a computer, one may struggle to make time for exercise and self-care. But with these tips, it may be an easier adjustment than you’d think. 

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Eight Ways to Reduce Your Screen Time: Eight Ways to Reduce Your Screen Time

With so much of our world based in the digital space, it can seem hard to disconnect from your phone. These 8 methods are easier than you think.

In the year 2021, a large portion of jobs, classes and social events take place online. It seems you can’t go anywhere without seeing someone connected to their mobile device. You step outside and see students looking down at their phone as they walk to class, or on a call while they wait in line for food. As you watch the digital world consume reality, you may forget to see its impact on you. While most iPhones collect weekly screen time data, how closely do you look at it? 

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Workout 101: Workout 101

Want to create a new workout routine but not sure where to begin? Here’s a beginner’s guide to start exercising and stick to it!

Working an exercise routine into your daily schedule is one of the best things a person can do for their overall health. Though, it can be a challenge to motivate yourself and stick to a consistent workout routine. If you want to start exercising more consistently, but are unaware of where to begin, here’s a beginner’s guide to exercise. 

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