Fitness & Health

One student sweats it out at U of O Zumba class THE GEE-GEES’ WEBSITE makes a pretty hefty promise regarding their Zumba classes: “This cardio fitness class, inspired by Latin and international dance, will guarantee smiling and sweating the whole way through!” I went into the experience with high expectations, and wasn’t let down in …

  Ultramarathons take competitive running to a new level ABBOTSFORD, B.C. (CUP)—IF YOU’RE A longtime competitive runner, what hap- pens when you have conquered the marathon? An ultramarathon, by definition, is any running race over the marathon distance of 42 KM. The most common distances are 50 KM, 100 KM, 50 miles (about 80 KM), …

University training builds some muscle STUDENTS AT THE University of Ottawa have access to the university’s gyms, and with that come discounts for sport and fitness services—including the use of a personal trainer. Adrien Stotesbury is a personal trainer at the U of O and a recent human kinetics graduate. His chosen profession was based on a knee injury …

Less pain, more game NEWBIE OR NOT, it is easy to injure yourself while working out—stretch, pull, or lift the wrong way and you could end up damaging your muscles. This week, in part one of a two-part series, Stuart Thomas, a graduate of the University of Ottawa’s human kinetics program, explains the most common …

Water aerobics for students make a splash WHEN YOU HEAR the words water aerobics, what comes to mind? If you picture senior citizens splashing around to 80s music at the Y, you’re in the majority. But, just because a bunch of people think working out in a pool is a waste of time doesn’t mean …

Health Promotions talks about avoiding the freshman 15 STUDENTS ARE BUSY by nature. With classes, exams, work, and the occasional party or two, students seldom have time to eat, let alone eat healthy. At this mid-September mark, students usually give up on all things green and leafy and resort to grease. This week, the Fulcrum sat down with the staff of …

HERE WE ARE again—another year of sleepless nights, stress-induced headaches, and caffeine sprees. That dreaded September school year has crept up on us once more, and with that a few particular  back-to-work dreads. Whether it is your first year at the U of O or your fourth, I challenge you not to fall into that …

Smart menu choices that can keep your weight down LET’S FACE IT: the only effort students put toward exercise after a long day of torturous three-hour summer classes is the walk from the classroom to a patio. After all, summer is best spent relaxing with some friends while enjoying a burger or two. Patios are …

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