Trying to combat the Freshman 15?
Auburn University Study followed 131 students throughout college and found that the Freshman 15 is now the “College 15.” Around 70% of college students gain weight, but at BYU-Idaho there are many ways to get fit for free.
Find a Free Gym or Facility
Almost every approved housing apartment in Rexburg has a gym tenants can use for free. When finding an apartment complex, look for the gym amenity. Some apartment gyms are better than others, so be sure to check out which gym is right for you.
Do you want to go out and work out instead of staying at home? If you are a BYU-Idaho student, employee, or a member of their family you get a free membership at the BYU-Idaho gym! The gym has weight training, circuit training, ellipticals, treadmills, and more. One of the requirements to use this gym is to follow the dress code. Know the dress code before you head over there so you don’t have to go home and change.
If you’re not a fan of the whole gym thing, there are other places on campus to work out. The Hart Building has a swimming pool, racquetball courts, and basketball courts. The BYU-Idaho Center gym has 10 full court basketball courts. Each court doubles as a volleyball court, tennis court, futsal court, or more. The dress code applies here as well. Running outside can be hard, especially in the freezing cold temperatures and poor Rexburg weather conditions. Instead, head to the four-lane indoor track, located above the BYU-Idaho Center courts.
Free Fitness Classes
Every semester, BYU-Idaho offers different fitness classes for anyone to attend. Get into Zumba this semester, or if you don’t like to dance, try out kickboxing. Cycling or yoga are other options. The great thing about these classes is that there’s no commitment to go every week. Go every week, or try something new when you feel like it! Make it a goal to try a different class each week.
Want to get to know more about your body? The Wellness Center, located in the Hart, has different tests to help you learn more. According to the Wellness Center website, “The Wellness Center provides services such as nutrition analysis, blood lipid profiles, body composition tests and more to the BYU-Idaho campus community. In addition, the Wellness Center hosts programs such as the Fit4Life program, designed to help you reach your personal health and fitness goals.”
Let the Wellness Center help revamp your body to what you want it to be. Working out and getting fit doesn’t have to break the bank. Combat the “College 15” by using these free resources available only at BYU-Idaho.