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Easy Ways to Workout on Campus

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Staying active is an important part of living a balanced life as a college student. Staying in your dorm may be tempting as the winter months approach, but the more you neglect exercise the more lethargic you will become. Something as simple as a stroll around Indian Pond can energize you for the rest of the day. Find a workout that works for you.

Gyms

SEFCU Fitness Center offers the longest hours out of any fitness center on campus. An students can access its facilities from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Indian and Colonial offer gym hours between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Swimming

The UAlbany Aquatic Center is located in the basement of the Physical Education building. The pool is open Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, the center is open 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Classes

There are a variety of fun workout classes on campus for people at all fitness levels. There’s Zumba and yoga multiple times a week as well as kickboxing and bootcamp-style classes. All teachers are UAlbany students certified for group exercise. Get some friends together and turn working out into a bonding activity.

If none of these appeal to you try the low ropes course near Indian. It offers safe and fun team building activities. To organize a ropes course group activity, download the form on the campus recreation website. Walking with friends and running around campus are also easily accessible options. Enjoy your workout!    

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Katie Gibson is the lifestyle editor for the Albany Student Press. She is also a DJ for WCDB.

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