Students hit the gym to prepare for spring break
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Students hit the gym to prepare for spring break

Published 2/18/16

Jolene Hawkins

TNE Writer

When the New Year hits, people all over the world make New Year’s resolutions. One of the most common resolutions each year is the vow to get in shape or lose weight. With spring break right around the corner, students at NSU are visiting the gym and wanting to find the best way to get that perfect spring break body.

 “Eating right is the best way to start your goal of getting in shape,” said Mason Slayton, Tulsa senior. “Portion control and knowing what is not good for your body is key to getting into the shape that you want to be in.”

On the point of eating right, knowing when to eat and how much is an important step. Eating right before you bed at night is not healthy, either.

“It is better to eat more meals with smaller portions throughout the day, rather than eating three large meals,” said Alex Bartholomew, Idabel senior. “Sometimes as college students we eat late at night while studying and then go to bed soon after. This is not healthy for your body and will cause the fat in what you ate to stay in your body and cause you to gain weight.”

Other than eating right, another great way to get into shape is by exercising. The FIT on campus has a lot of workout equipment, trainers and classes that can kick start someone into the shape they want to be in.

“Spin class is an easy way to get involved,” said Slayton. “It is cardio based, resistance training and a killer leg workout. Classes are every day MWF at 6:15 a.m. and TR at 4:30 p.m. and last about 45 minutes.”

Aside from the classes, the new FIT comes equipped with state of the art weight equipment for those who prefer weight lifting as opposed to classes.

“Classes offer great opportunities but weight training benefits as well,” said Garrett Mefford, Kansas sophomore.

The FIT also offers personal training for those who do not know what their bodies need to do in order to get into shape.

“We offer personal training for all members,” said Mefford. “When doing personal training they get a custom exercise prescription that is just for them.”

The FIT is free to NSU students and faculty.

FIT hours:

·      Monday – Thursday: 6 a.m. – 10

·      Friday: 6 a.m. – 8:00

·      Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

·      Sunday: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

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