Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Planks: A love-hate relationship

By Emily McLaughlin

April 13, 2011

Looking to tone up, slim down or build muscle? Odds are everyone is looking to do one of these three things. There is one exercise we all love to hate that targets all of our problem areas—the plank. Why you hate them: Holding ...

Monday Motivation: Calorie Burners

By Emily McLaughlin

March 29, 2011

Looking for some motivation this week? I know I am. This monday morning I sat down with the latest issue of "Self" magazine, turning the pages for a pick-me-up. What I found in their Drop10 section were calculations for ho...

Get in shape for spring without leaving campus

By Kaitlyn Bigica

March 9, 2011

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...

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

By Justin Gagnon

November 1, 2010

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...

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

By Kaitlyn Bigica

February 16, 2010

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...

“Golden tickets” not such a golden way to handle group exercise at rec center sign-ups

By Amanda Joinson

February 9, 2010

After a long day of classes one can imagine the last thing students would want to do is spend another hour fighting for leg room in a classroom that’s way too hot and filled with sweat-soaked bodies.   But everyone seems...