Women’s beauty standards: Recreation Center edition

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Tess Halpern says girls should aim for comfort not fashion when it comes to exercising at the gym.

Low-intensity, steady-state cardio makes a comeback in 2016

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Many people are starting to stay away from the difficulties of high-intensity, interval-training workouts

I skipped class to go to the gym and don’t regret it

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Kate Leddy talks about cutting class for her mental health and discusses why we should be more accepting of taking a day off every once in a while.

Too lazy or too crowded?

Samantha McGarry discusses the stigmatization of overweight students trying to lose a few pounds.

Getting to the Gym

After years of failing to keep her New Year’s resolution to go the gym, Collegian correspondent Alexandra Graziano has found her secret to success: exercise classes.

The dos and don’ts of the UMass recreation center

Collegian blogger Ali Strand gives advice on how to be respectful at the UMass recreation center.

Self-medication through exercise

Karen Podorefsky details the numerous benefits of exercise, including increased focus and better grades.

“Ditch the workout and join the party” with Zumba Fitness

Almost every afternoon and night of the week, 50 University of Massachusetts students dance, sweat and have fun to music such as Ke$ha’s “Tick Tock,” Pitbull’s “I Know You Want Me” and LMFAO’s “Shots.” These students, primarily female, are engaging in a complete hour of calorie and fat burning, working on muscle resistance, and overall energizing their bodies while still managing to have a good time. This is what Zumba Fitness is all about.