WISCO: Get in CHAARG

Ever feel a little lonely grabbing smoothies and checking out the hottest workout studios around your campus by yourself? Would you love to have a buddy tag along? Enter CHAARG, the hottest fitness organization that is ‘liberating girls from the elliptical.' This fitness club just went live in Madison this semester and I’m loving every second of it. From the weekly studio spotlights, to the weekly small group sesh and the inCHAARG insta fam I became a part of, this is exactly what I was looking for.

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Tovita Nutrition x Kamps: Campus Power Couple

Everyone knows that staying healthy and fit means more than hitting the gym. Good nutrition is arguably 70-80% of what keeps us lean, energized, and fitting into freshman year's jeans. So why is it so hard for us to eat healthy, especially in college? Sure, it can be done, but it takes a crazy amount of discipline do it alone. In addition, the health-food rumor mill is always churning out new gossip. What's a college kid to believe? Most people have heard of nutrition counseling, but probably haven't considered hiring someone to sit down with weekly, especially when we barely have time to get more than 6 hours of sleep a night.

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Juice Cleanses: Healthy or Harmful?

If you were to Google “juice cleanse” at this very moment, over 3 million results would hit your computer screen faster than you can say “detox.” Celebrities swear by them (usually claiming it’s how they stay thin), you probably know someone who has tried one or maybe you have yourself, and even some supposed health “experts” commend them. Whether you’re skeptical of the juicing craze or support it fully, it’s time to face some of the scientific, research-backed evidence to determine whether this trend is truly one worth following.

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Running Outside in Wisconsin Winters

After my hot sweat sesh at the Rock’n’Roll half marathon in Chicago this past summer, I decided to continue the pace and I signed up for the Madison Half Marathon in November! This meant that I would have to train outside for weeks in the cold weather. After training and completing that half marathon, I learned how to prepare for a run in the chilly, dark conditions of winter.

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Best Boutique Studio Deals Around Campus

If you’re reading this article, or The Sweat Scene in general, there’s a good chance you’re a part of the student population who makes time to work out at least a few times a week despite your busy schedule. Whether your motivation is to decrease stress, manage your weight, give yourself an energy boost, or any combination of these (plus others from the plethora of awesome things exercise does for you), I think we can all agree that working out is one of the best things you can do for your body. In order to really reap the benefits, you want a workout routine that’s both effective and time-efficient. Unfortunately, while the SERF and Nat are both free and convenient campus rec centers, they’re rather no-frills. They don’t necessarily have top-of-the-line cardio machines, the weight rooms resemble dungeons with some squat racks and bench presses, and the instruction for group fitness classes typically falls short of exceptional. Rather than settling for mediocrity, check out some of the most popular boutique gyms on campus.

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Kick 'Em To The Curb

We all get those freaky emails from Campus Police informing us about a sexual assault case or some other attack that happened on campus. It leaves us feeling a little sad, but also with the mentality somewhere along the lines of “that will never happen to me,” and we brush it off. But what if it did happen to you... Would you be prepared?

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