Ottawa has a lot to offer for each one, but if you still can’t decide, maybe one of these student accounts will sway you toward some of the many trails and paths located around the city.
With exams coming up, your mind’s fitness is probably taking priority over that of your body’s. Even though school is definitely important (don’t worry, there will be plenty of time to prepare for beach season after exams are over), you should still take a few minutes every day for a bit of physical exercise.
It sounds daunting at first, but all runners started with a mere 5 km at one point. I remember my first run like it was yesterday—I was barely two minutes from home and I was exhausted!
Personal trainer Nick Haince and Spartan race veteran Vanessa Lebrun, a U of O graduate, sat down with the Fulcrum to talk about what it means to train for one of these events and then actually go through it.
It is described as the art of motion, but in layman’s terms, it’s that cool sport where people run from point A to point B doing amazing flips and stunts along the way.
I can say with authority that when it comes to whipping someone into shape, this guy knows what he’s talking about. He sat down with the Fulcrum and explained the most common mistakes that people make when starting a new workout regimen.
60 per cent of New Year’s resolutions declared in 2012 were to lose weight and improve diets. Statistically speaking, most people give up on their self-improvement promises by Jan. 9, less than a third of the way through the month.
The worst part of tobogganing when you were little was dragging your sled back up the hill. Now that you’re older, you can appreciate what walking uphill will do to your glutes. It’s a calorie burner too—one hour of tobogganing can work off 345 calories.
“No big deal,” I thought as I swung open the door. Looking back at me were some extremely fit women, and I was intimidated, to say the least.