Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

Local trails a refreshing change of pace

By Chelsea Whitton

April 14, 2011

Filed under Fitness

It seems like spring is here at the University of Massachusetts. However, soaking in some sun doesn’t mean only staying within the University grounds. There are plenty of alternatives to lounging around the campus pond n...

Get in shape for spring without leaving campus

By Kaitlyn Bigica

March 9, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Fitness, Lifestyle

The dreary weather on campus has caused a prolonged period of students hiding under their sweatshirts and layered cloths, but spring time is just around the corner and so it’s time to shed a few pounds before you shed th...

10 Tips: Beat the winter blues with simple tips

By Emily McLaughlin

February 23, 2011

Filed under Fitness

It is easy to sink into what many consider the “winter blues” as winter continues to crawl on, and the snow refuses to melt. Everyone is tired of walking on sheets of ice, bundling up just to get to class and barely seeing any daylight. Mos...

Survival of the fittest: Local gyms fight to compete with UMass Rec Center

By Justin Gagnon

November 1, 2010

Filed under Commerce, Fitness

The Leading Edge is a fitness center located just a mile down the road from the University of Massachusetts’ Recreation Center. It’s only been two years since the Edge opened, and due to its success, a second location opened...

2010 Winter Olympics provides golden memories

By Kate MacDonald

March 2, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Fitness

After lifetimes of practice, years of preparation and 16 days filled with moments of glory and disappointment, the 21st Winter Olympic Games are over. Held in Vancouver, Canada, there were many remarkable moments of the games,...

In sickness or in health insurance

By Kate MacDonald

February 28, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Fitness, Lifestyle, Words

What sort of world do we live in where a mature, pretty and leggy blond woman has to create a website to find a husband? A world where healthcare is a growing problem for millions. Terri Carlson, a 45-year-old divorced mother,...

Free classes, great workouts: nine exercise classes you should be taking

By Kaitlyn Bigica

February 16, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Fitness

Exercise routines can become dull and predictable as we engage in the uniform two-mile treadmill run or 30 minutes on the elliptical. If you’re getting bored of your predictable workout routine, then it’s time to do something about it. Make exercise en...

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

By Lisa Linsley

February 16, 2010

Filed under 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...

Unusual events pave the way for a promising Winter Olympics

By Kate MacDonald

February 10, 2010

Filed under Fitness

While many people think that the Olympic Games are outdated in today’s fast-paced world, there are many interesting events coming up in this month’s Vancouver Olympic Winter Games. From the culturally significant opening and closing ceremonies to unusual sports, everyone shoul...