What’s Happening: Staying Fit From Week 1

Staying Fit From Week 1

On this glorious return to UCLA (I’m sure many of us would have loved if Spring Break was just a tiny bit longer) many of us are trying to start off with a clean slate. We haven’t yet fallen behind on our readings (hopefully) or lost all hope of finishing the quarter with a perfect GPA. We are squeaky clean when it comes to procrastination. But…besides our academic hopes to finish the year strong, as students we have to remember that staying on top of our physical and emotional health, is also very important. What I want to point out is how important it is for busy college students to schedule in time for being active.

Now I know what some of you may be thinking.

I don’t like the gym. I hate running. I’m not fit enough to work out. 

Being or staying fit can be a daunting task. Some people have been very successful (myself not included) at committing themselves to working out. But, as a part of my clean slate, this is something I hope to do for Spring quarter and I encourage everyone else to do the same.

For students like me that want an alternative way to work out, there are 2 opportunities you can take advantage that are 100% free. While the Wooden Center offers many classes and workout sessions for a price, if you’re looking for something that’s a little lighter on your wallet you can commit to these programs. Bonus, they last all quarter!

I have provided 2 options. The first is more of a commitment but it is highly recommended for someone that really wants to work on their fitness. The second is for those of us that want to dip our feet a little.


It would be amiss if I failed to mention a student project that was catered and formed with student leaders in mind. Joining [FITTED] is easy, just attend a quarterly orientation held at the beginning of each quarter and participate in their weekly group workouts. [FITTED] does a great job of covering multiple aspects of personal health and is a great option for someone that wants a regular workout schedule with peers that can guide you through the process of a “good workout.” If you’re interested in joining I suggest you attend their orientation on Thursday April, 6th from 4:00 – 5:00 PM in the Student Activities Center Room 5. If you want to learn more about the project feel free to visit their twitter page!


Foundations Choreography

My coworker introduced me to Foundations last quarter when she joined the team for a quarter. Foundations hosts weekly workshops for any students interested in dancing that do not have the time to commit to a full dance team member’s workload. There is no commitment so the risk and impact on your busy schedule is pretty low. Workshops are Friday’s 8pm-10pm and while their updated weekly workshop themes/instructors have not been posted, they should be out soon. This is a great alternative for anyone trying to get some cardio in without actually running a mile. If you are interested in what they do I highly recommend liking them on Facebook and checking out the video below!


If you know of any other free workout options on campus please let me know by emailing me at: gcuevas@cpo.ucla.edu



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