Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Snowboarding as a culture, a pastime and an art

By Kelsey Hebert

November 10, 2014

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Fitness, Lifestyle, Scrolling Headlines

Snowboarding is surrounded by a unique culture in both its traditions and style. What started out as “snurfing,” or “snow surfing,” by a surfer who had a dream of surfing in the Rocky Mountains during winter, has spiraled...

Bikram Yoga heats up in Northampton

By Elena Lopez

November 21, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Fitness, Health&Wellness, Lifestyle

One-hundred and five degrees sounds more fitting for a desert than a yoga studio, but at Bikram Yoga Northampton, the heat is always on. Bikram is a style of yoga that is done in a heated room, typically between 100 and 110 de...

Easy tips to avoid the flu

By Emily Brightman

November 14, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Fitness, Health&Wellness, Lifestyle

The last few weeks in the Pioneer Valley have been speckled with frosty mornings and frigid nights, which can only mean one thing: autumn is coming to a close and winter is fast approaching. And unfortunately, as all New Englander...

Making the transition to outdoor workouts

By Kayla Marchetti

March 6, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Fitness

Spring is just around the corner and it’s about time to start getting out of the gym and heading outside. Daylight savings time begins this Sunday when the clock springs forward one hour. Soon the sun will be staying out later...

Get amped with these Top 10 workout songs

By Herb Scribner

February 27, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Fitness, Lifestyle

It isn’t easy getting together a playlist for the gym. After all, you’ve got anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes (or more, if you’re feeling fit) to fill. And you’ll need the music to tune out the droning and groaning of the...

Rec Center offers cardio classes for beginners and experts

By Kayla Marchetti

February 20, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Fitness, Lifestyle

Sometimes, it is fun to mix up your exercise routine. After all, running on a treadmill by yourself can get old after a while. An easy way to add in a little variety is to partake in one free exercise classed offered at the Univ...

Gym gear for the penniless

By Eleine Fang

April 24, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Fitness, Lifestyle

Still procrastinating on your New Year’s resolution to work out and get fit? It’s never too late to start on that beach body, and here are some great places to get affordable gym gear. Forever 21 is known for their inexpensive, fashionable and comfy clothing. Their active wear is made ...

The ins and outs of cycling in Amherst

By Kimberly Ovitz

January 22, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Fitness, Lifestyle

Experienced cyclist or not, Amherst serves as a hub for the bike friendly and can easily meet both recreation and transportation needs. Cycling serves as a swift way to get to any destination whether heading to class, going...

Central Rock Gym a fun way to get in your exercise

By Katie Landeck

January 22, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Fitness

Central Rock Gym, located on Rt. 9 in Hadley, is a rock climber’s paradise. Instead of rows of cardio and strength equipment, the gym features walls for climbing on, a cave for climbing in and squishy, blue floors for falling...

Diet the right way with simple tricks

By Ashley Berger

April 27, 2011

Filed under Fitness

Long days spent at the beach are now within sight, and many people want to lose a few pounds before lounging in bikinis or taking a dip topless in trunks. But slimming down and toning up isn’t always easy. Practice these...