Author: Charley Dutil

Running in circles WITH THE EXCEPTION of a few adventure junkies, nearly everyone has a sport or physical activity they absolutely loath. For some, pulling out leg hairs individually with a pair of tweezers is preferable to hiking; for others, hiking is a terrific, stress-busting workout. Some groan and moan whenever they hear the words …

The benefits of yoga Katherine DeClerq | Fulcrum Staff THE STRESS OF a student is never-ending. Between school, work, and the pressure of everyday life, an hour of physical activity can do wonders. While a power walk or a session on the elliptical may only distract you from the problems at hand, yoga—a discipline known …

U of O softball team start their training early Katherine DeClerq | Fulcrum Staff WITH SNOW ON the ground, the University of Ottawa women’s softball team is heading indoors to gear up for their 2012 training season. With only one athlete graduating from the squad, the Gees look to be in good shape for next year. …

Med student, national-level figure skater—Keven Boczar somehow manages to be both MONCTON (CUP)—THE CANADIAN FIGURE Skating Championships is probably one of the last places you’d expect to find a medical student. It would seem that no one could balance competitive figure skating with training to be a doctor. But Kevin Boczar does just that. Boczar …

Women’s volleyball team secures home playoff game THE GEE-GEES (13-5) were met with full stands at Montpetit Hall on Feb. 2, when they hosted division rivals Lakehead University Thunderwolves (1-13) for their last home game of the regular season, clinching a win and reserving a second-place ranking in the province. Before the first serve, fifth-year …

Katherine DeClerq | Fulcrum Staff ROOKIE SHERRY PATEL made her mark in university athletics last Sunday during the Ontario Cup swimming meet, where she brought home a gold medal in the 50M butterfly, a  silver in the 100M butterfly, and a bronze in the 100M breaststroke. In preparation for the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Championships …

Katherine DeClerq | Fulcrum Staff AFTER COMPETING IN Shenzhen, China during the summer for the International University Sports Federation, third-year swimmer Adam Best began his season with the Gee-Gees motivated and determined to get back on the world stage. His latest meet saw him capture gold in the 100M backstroke and bronze in the 50M …

WITH SO FEW games left in the season, both the men’s and women’s hockey teams suffered excruciating losses in their respective conferences over the weekend. The teams each saw defeats by McGill University, but the men’s team was given an opportunity to redeem themselves with a 4-1 win against crosstown rivals, the Carleton University Ravens. …

Gym bag necessities THIS WEEK, ARM yourself with a can of Febreze and check out the contents of your gym bag. If your bag is stuffed with cash, you’re likely a supporting actor in a Mark Wahlberg film. But, if it contains maggots and an apple of the 2006 vintage, it’s high time to head …

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