Archive for January, 2010

A Fitness Blog for the College Student

January 28, 2010

Any serious gym rat has browsed through his/her fair share of fitness blogs. Each one of these so called exercise gurus have their own formula that, they say, will shepherd you to the fitness promise land-whatever, in your mind, that may look like. Now the reality is that in addition to the “right” exercises, many of these formulas include crucial elements such as a certain diet, and, something that’s even harder to come by, time. For college students, these last two resources can be scarce. We all pull all-nighters studying, eat the university’s own brand of fast food, and, (let’s be honest) party.  Anyone can tell you that you need food and water to survive, but not everyone can tell you how to find those bare essentials in the middle of a desert.  College life is the desert. Now, let’s find the food and water.

Work to Workout Balance

January 28, 2010

College athletes aren’t the only students looking to stay in shape at Quinnipiac University, and the crowd of gym goers that occupies the campus fitness center during the facility’s peak hours-mid to late afternoon-is clear evidence of that. Add to that the fact that the university felt compelled to build an additional fitness center at the new York Hill campus, and you can safely say that many Quinnipiac students enjoy working out. Fitness is about setting goals, and-whether the objective is to avoid gaining that freshman 15, or adding 15 pounds of muscle mass-staying disciplined enough to reach them. Certain aspects of the university surroundings, however, can significantly challenge students’ commitment to the weight room or treadmill. The purpose of this blog will be to help students navigate through these obstacles. Their guides are not work out experts or celebrity trainers, but average, everyday people who accomplish the unthinkable-balancing a fulfilling gym regime with the rigors (and good times) of college life.