Thanksgiving is coming, which means it’s time to put a little extra effort into keeping everything tight before you loosen your belt next week. Here’s how to make the most of the fitness opportunities on campus.
- Group fitness classes at the school gym- most universities offer group fitness classes for free. Find one that interests you, grab a friend and try it out! Worst case scenario, you’ll have bonding time with one of your girls (or boys). Best case, you end up with a new favorite class!
- Low-balling for private trainers in their upper years of kinesiology- everyone wants the opportunity to practice their skills. Kinesiology, athletic training, physical therapy- these are all majors where people may be aspiring to be a personal trainer. Find one of them, and offer them $10 an hour to train you. They get an education and a few bucks, and you save big money on personalized workouts.
- Groupon fitness classes in the city- sites like LivingSocial, Groupon and RueLaLa offer great deals on a variety of goods and services in the city. Make yourself a wish list of anything physical that you’d like to try, and whenever it pops up take advantage of it! Lower prices, lower commitment, and a ton of opportunities make it easy to push yourself into trying new things.
- Bike or walk farther than is most convenient – if you’re running late, skip this, but if you’ve got time, (and the weather is OK- no sniffles, please) take the stairs to the fifth floor where your class is, go the long way to work, or bike instead of getting on the subway
- Club/ intramural sports– a cheap, non-competitive way to learn new skills, meet people and stay active
- Elective classes– take a physical class like yoga or dance to work exercise into your schedule on a regular basis for Spring semester.