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There are four weeks left in the semester! You have to finish a group presentation and study for four different exams. You’re scheduled to work the week of Thanksgiving, and now you’re worried you won’t be able to see your family over the holiday. It feels like the semester is just getting busier and busier, especially when you’re trying to maintain a social life, get good grades and make somewhat of an income.

Ask a Trainer – Let our trainers & instructors show you the way

If you’re not sure where to start on your fitness journey, the Student Recreation & Wellness Center (SRWC) offers a plethora of group exercise classes for you to pick from. Qualified instructors are featured in both the free and instructional classes that can help you excel in areas of flexibility, strength, endurance and fat loss, whether it be with yoga, kickboxing, Wuenderball, or HIT.

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Maintaining a regular exercise regiment can be a difficult task for many people. Human beings thrive on social experiences, so naturally, there are benefits to incorporating a social aspect to exercise.

Ask a Trainer: The Difference Between Bodybuilding, Powerlifting, and Weightlifting

Feeling a little bored or unmotivated in the gym? If your workouts have been lacking direction, you may benefit from a more specific goal-oriented style of training. The fitness world offers a wide variety of training styles, but the most common formats are bodybuilding, powerlifting and weightlifting. But what exactly are the differences between them?

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The SRWC offers free assessments and orientations to students and members. These two separate, one-on-one assessments and orientations are conducted by certified personal trainers and are scheduled at the SRWC fitness desk.

Ask A Trainer: Beyond Sweat and Soreness

Often times, individuals aspire to improve their strength, endurance and body composition when it comes to setting workout goals. However, other areas tend to get overlooked when thinking about the overall definition of fitness.

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Boxing is not just about stepping into a ring and trying to make someone “go to sleep.” It has a wide range of implications—from high intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts to working with seniors. Boxing can increase your hand-eye coordination, strengthen your bone density to prevent osteoporosis in your later years, provide a great cardio workout and increase muscle endurance.


Trying to figure out how to stay healthy during the holidays while also indulging in the season’s “eatings?” We asked SRWC personal trainer Diana Lopez for her tips and tricks on finding balance during the holiday season.

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As a millennial, I’ve been conditioned to look at my phone almost constantly. Technology has grown and advanced quickly, but that’s not a bad thing—we should embrace its advantages and use them to our benefit. Here are four ways technology can improve your fitness:

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If you’re walking by the fitness desk, make sure you stop and say “Hi” to new Fitness Graduate Assistant Cecilia Guererro!

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In January, people often get back into the gym to get in shape, usually with New Year’s resolutions. But in order to ensure that you stay on track, it is important to properly set your personal fitness goals, as well as follow a fitness program that is both personalized and progressive.

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The SRWC offers free assessments and orientations to students and members. Assessments and orientations are conducted by certified personal trainers and are scheduled at the fitness desk at the SRWC.

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The SRWC is a fantastic facility that houses hundreds of different types of fitness equipment to help members meet their fitness goals—whether building muscle, cutting weight or increasing cardio endurance.

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