Active Activities

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It’s easy to be intimidated by workout classes that make you cycle your heart out for 45 minutes in a hot and sweaty room while they yell at you. It is an acquired taste, but don’t let the fear of fitness classes like these take you away from living an active life. Over the years, I have tried many different workout classes, and it’s safe to say that they truly made an incredible impact on my life. SoulCycle taught me how to push myself, CorePower Yoga taught me how to breathe and enjoy the little things, and Pure Barre taught me that I’m incredibly inflexible. However, I noticed that when I truly felt a change in my body was when I did something as small as going on a 20-minute walk once a day, which seems a little more doable if you are just starting to get into a new workout routine. One of my favorite ways to exercise is to hike with friends.

The best type of workout is one you can enjoy and do with close friends by your side! Grab a few of your besties (or your dog) and go on a nice sunset hike. My friends and I went out about 2 miles, and then walked back before the sun went down. I barely even noticed that I had walked 4 miles, which can make you up to 400 calories!! Although it doesn’t sound like much, it’s the little things you can do (even when you don’t know your doing them) that can make the biggest difference. Try new things this month like going on a walk with your friends around campus, trying a free fitness class or a new juice place! Afterall, you have to start somewhere!