Fitness

Have a holly jolly—or jacked—Christmas

Nearing the holiday season, the gyms are packed. Pre-holiday break, but after exams, everyone has a load of free time and no excuse not to go to the gym. Post-holiday break, everyone is trying to work off the boatloads of holiday family dinners they just absorbed.Continue...

Cardio can be fun—no treadmill required

Cardio can be a big ask for many people, considering we often associate it primarily with running.Continue...

Start competing with yourself

I used to hate the way I looked.Continue...

The perfect leg, back, and abs day

Before I started going to the gym, my biggest fear was that I’d embarrass myself—I really had no plan going into it. What do I do? How do I do it? Where do I go? Will the gym bros judge me?Continue...

Athletics and Recreation increases outdoor capacity, plans to reopen indoor facilities

After a summer of gradual expansion, the use of outdoor facilities on campus has returned to near-normalcy, and gym-goers will soon be back at the ARC for the first time since March.Continue...

Social media influencers set a dangerous precedent for healthy eating

The average Instagram athlete curates their daily posts like a diet: they’re around 34 per cent training tips, 19 per cent lengthy motivational posts, 47 per cent healthy recipes, and they show no sign of anything resembling real life.Continue...

How to keep your fitness resolutions at Queen’s

One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions for students is exercise—and it can make January daunting for ARC first-timers and regulars, who can intimidate or irritate each other.Continue...

ARC clothing policy values female appearance over comfort

Uneven enforcement of an unjustified rule restricting women’s comfort is disappointing—but not surprising.Continue...

How to go to the gym and not be afraid of scary gym people

One of my goals when I came to Queen's was to get in better shape. I knew going into it that this was going be difficult to achieve, but what I didn’t know was that the most difficult part of my journey would simply be making it to the gym.Continue...

My week using a fitness tracker

As someone who occasionally polishes off family-sized bags of chips without help, spending a week tracking what I ate wasn’t something I was looking forward to.Continue...

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