We all got 6 1/2 weeks or so till summer! We want to be beach ready but some of us may not be sure how to prepare ourselves, to peel off the layers from our winter wardrobe into our new suit. The best place to start is to make mini goals that lead to the big goal! Maybe aim to work out more than you had the first half of the semester by doing 30-45 minute cardio sessions, 4-5 times a week and strength training on the other days.  We all need to take note to be training all our muscles, not just our core; we have our legs, arm, back, and chest to give attention to also! 

We cannot forget our diet affects our body and our workouts as well. Add more fiber into your diet by adding more leafy greens! Say goodbye to white bread and stick to whole grain or wheat. (White Bread just has way too much sugar). It is hard for everyone to stick to a healthy diet but if we plan our meals ahead it will make it that much easier for us to obtain.

You will start feeling a sense of accomplishment over the weeks and when it is time to reward yourself don’t reward yourself with food because that is creating a bad relationship with yourself and food. Try and reward yourself with a new pair of shoes or shirt. 

6 ½ Weeks to get ourselves feeling confident and ready for SUMMER!

Hit the gym, run outside, or go on a hike! Let’s get active!


Spring Break

Spring break is practically here!! Sadly the fitness center will be closed (Closing Friday March 16th at 2pm and re-opening Sunday March 25th at 2pm ) but that does not mean you can’t keep up with your workouts! There is a bunch of ways to stay fit without going to the gym:

  1.   Try taking your run outside, with this great weather we have been having there is no reason why you couldn’t have a fun run outside for a change.
  2.   You can go on a hike!  
  3.    Hit up a nearby park, you can do park bench push-ups and squats.
  4.  Check out exercise T.V. or Video On Demand
  5.  Take a bike ride
  6.  Walk instead of driving
  7.  Push-ups, Crunches, Lunges, etc don’t require any equipment

Don’t let not having a gym affect your physical fitness. Get out and stay active over break! Have a fun, safe, and active break! 


Pilates Starting 3/28/2012

Pilates is coming to PSU Group-X at the end of this month (3/28-5/19)! 

It is offered FREE to all PSU students!

The class will be held Wednesdays and Fridays from 11- 11:45 AM.  Only 24 participants per class, so to be safe come a half hour early and grab a Group-X Card to hold your spot.

If you don’t know what Pilates is, it is a series of exercises all targeted at the core muscles.  You will focus on breathing and abdominal control.  It will help your posture, flexibility, strength, balance, and coordination. 

F.Y.I, You do not have to bring your own mat because they will be provided for you, once you get to class. 


The Wellness Center

The Wellness Center is located on the left side of the hallway right before you walk into the Fitness Center. They offer a variety of anti-stress remedies, including Reiki, Acupressure, and massages. Everything offered is free of charge to PSU students.  They generally have one session per activity a week; giving you three days a week to get yourself into the Wellness Center to take advantage of this awesome program. 

-Many of us don’t know what happens at a Reiki or Acupressure session.

Reiki is used for stress reduction and relaxation, while promoting healing. 

It is a Japanese technique that uses an unseen “life force energy” to keep us healthy and happy! If you are curious to find out more, watch: http://youtu.be/SNuj944FtUY

Acupressure is also used to promote healing and your overall well-being. It is done using the same pressure points as acupuncture but without the needles. When the points are pressed it releases tension and helps with circulation. You can watch this video for a little more information: http://youtu.be/OoiUvhwQS7c

Check out the wellness center and stay up to date on what service they are offering, don’t let stress take over your life. 


Wednesday’s Fitness Quote!

Hard work is the best remedy for all of life’s trials. – Unknown