Club sports begin recruiting for spring semester

Student Life

By Carlee Berkenkemper Elm Staff Writer   If you’re looking for a way to stay warm this winter, keeping your energy up by participating in club sports is the perfect opportunity. Club sports offered at Washington College during the spring semester include groups such as women’s volleyball, Mixed Martial Arts, women’s field hockey, Dance Club, […]

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Why Resting and Recovering Might Be More Important Than Working Out

Lifestyle

By Dan Teano  Lifestyle Editor A solid workout plan is meaningless if it doesn’t have a strategy for recovery woven into it. A friend and trainer at my YMCA back home said to me, “If you’re going to train like a college athlete, you can’t recover like a student.” Whether you’re a college athlete or a […]

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How to Get Yourself Back on Track; In Case Your Workout Regimen Took a Break Too

Lifestyle

By Amanda Gabriel Senior Writer Getting back to workout routines and healthy eating habits can be difficult after overindulging during Thanksgiving. Although you may feel like you have gained a few pounds coming back to campus, a few days of eating turkey and stuffing isn’t going to ruin a fitness journey. People tend to have the […]

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An Absolutely Killer Physique; How to Eat and Workout for Washboard Abs

Lifestyle

By Amanda Gabriel Senior Writer Who doesn’t want a defined stomach to show off? The desire for washboard abs is strong, but many people struggle to achieve this goal. Dedicating time and effort to work out in the gym will tone your muscles, but the first mistake many people make is not realizing the full importance of […]

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Where Do You Even Lift?: Different Places to Work Out on Campus

Lifestyle

By Amanda Gabriel Elm Staff Writer Tired of working out in a sweaty and humid gym filled with people? There are many great alternatives to working out in the Johnson Fitness Center. Although this facility contains a great deal of equipment that, if properly used, can lead to a successful workout, it is not the […]

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Staying Motivated in the Cold: Learn How to Turn Your Fitness Into a Year-Round Priority

Lifestyle

By Amanda Gabriel Elm Staff Writer Though the holiday season is generally associated with cheer, the thought of going to the gym in the cold weather comes in second behind the thought of having a Netflix and hot chocolate kind of night. Motivation tends to dwindle down like the coals of a fire with the […]

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Fitness Myths Debunked

Lifestyle

By Amanda Gabriel Elm Staff Writer Myth: You have to push yourself as hard as possible to get results from your workout. Although pushing yourself out of your comfort zone is a significant accomplishment, this method is not always necessary to reach your goals. There are many fitness programs available that range in intensity levels […]

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When Fitness Crossed My Mind: A personal account of how Crossfit changed my life

Lifestyle

By Amanda Gabriel Elm Staff Writer Before the summer leading up to my freshman year of college, I did not put much effort into working out. Occasionally I would think about going to the gym, but often I was not motivated enough to actually get up and go. As society’s standards changed from being simply […]

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