Category Archives: Fitness Tips

Don’t fear the bathing suit season (we have you covered!)

Spring break is 18 days away.  Homework is piling up as teachers prepare for a week of no classes (ugh!).  With all the work, it may be difficult to find time to exercise and focus on eating healthy, but if you put in a little extra work now, you will be grateful when your favorite jean shorts and bikini from last summer fit just as well as they did last summer (if not better!) this spring break.

Take advantage of the following Campus Recreation programs this spring to have fun while shaping up for a much needed spring break!

  1. Swim To Florida–   Swimming strengthens your core, arms and legs, and is one of the best cardio workouts, as the average swimmer burns around 500 cal/hour.  Grab your cap, goggles and towel and talk to one of the lifeguards about signing up for Swim to Florida.  One lap=one mile, and t-shirts are given to everyone who completes their goal of 592 laps to Citrus Springs, 655 laps to Groveland or 792 laps to Jupiter Florida.
  2. Rock Climb with Elon OutdoorsJoin the Elon Outdoors on their March 10 trip to Pilot Mountain, where you will get the opportunity to rock climb outside.  Rock climbing for one hour can burn up to 650 calories, and strengthens your shoulder muscles, perfect for that halter bikini top or tank top!
  3. Rasta Yoga Prepare your mind for the beach by taking this class on Friday March 2.  The class is focused on relaxation, fun and strengthening the mind, body and spirit.   Rasta yoga burns around 150 calories per hour, and helps keep the body stretched and in balance for cardio activities.
  4. Hire a Personal Trainer Did you know that Elon offers personal trainers for $55 for 3 single-sessions or $120 for 6 sessions?  Get motivated with a certified trainer, and hit the gym for a guaranteed great workout!  And plan on being sore the next day!  The fitness center also offers group training sessions for two people, for $270/10 sessions, which comes up to just over $13 per person per session.
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Staying in shape the fun way

By Ashley Fahey

It goes without saying that, for some people, going to the gym three times a week and running on a treadmill isn’t exactly the most fun way to stay in shape. But that shouldn’t be an excuse not to find something fitness-related to look forward to, not something to do begrudgingly simply because it’s routine. Read on to find out how working out can be turned into something fun and enjoyable. Continue reading

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Every little move counts

It’s the second week of school here at Elon, and at this point, things are getting busy, homework loads are becoming heavier and time is most likely moving faster. If you’re finding it hard to make it to our newly expanded fitness center, don’t worry.

Here are some tips for fitting exercise into your busy schedule:

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Tone up in 10

Nicole Esplin

School starts in less than two weeks for Elon students.  Whether you’re a casual or a competitive athlete, you probably want to begin school in shape and looking fit after summer.  Over the summer working at cross country camp, one of my friends showed me this quick, full body workout that strengthens and tightens your arms, abs, and legs…and takes less than 10 minutes!

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