Cool ways to workout at Iowa State

Hey people!

Newsflash: Working out is not fun. Like, who wants to run in circles around a track when you can watch Netflix instead? Who wants to lift weights when you can do pretty much anything besides lift weights?

These are the questions I ask myself right before deciding to not workout. So, instead of that, here are some fun ways to spruce up that boring workout routine and make it something you might actually WANT to do.

1. Campus walk

Okay, so this one isn’t too strenuous. Sometimes you might want to take a day off. Take a nice relaxing walk around campus! There is plenty to explore and a nice long walk is a pretty decent work out.

2. Rock climbing

So, this one sort of involves going to the gym, but instead of lifting or running, you get to climb a wall. I don’t know about you, but I think rock climbing is significantly more fun than running. Plus, you can rent anything you would need at the check out desk!

3. Racquetball

Now I don’t actually know the rules to this sport, but it’s pretty fun to go in that room and smack the ball around. That’s pretty much the extent of my knowledge (and skill level) of the sport, but it’s pretty fun! This guy actually knows how to play the sport so this may help. And I’m not entirely sure what squash is, but you can play that too! They have rooms you can rent out in both Lied and Beyer.

4. Classes

Yeah, you can take classes and get credit for working out. Here is a list of courses offered that allow you to work out and get class credit for! Pretty cool. If you are interested in taking a class, but not necessarily for school credit, you can do that too! Here is a list of classes offered around campus for you to look into!

5. Intramural sports

Okay, so I’ve blogged about intramural sports like 138729348 times, but hey, it’s a pretty fun work out! Here is the intramural calendar where  you can find the sport that is right for you!

6. Outdoor recreation

The recreation department has an outdoor recreation program for all you outdoorsmen. They go on all sorts of crazy trips. You can find out more information about them here. Check them out and see if any of that stuff sounds like a more fun work out then running in a circle!

7. Central campus

Plenty of people get a nice work out in on central campus, whether its a friendly football game or some ultimate Frisbee! Way more fun then running or lifting, right? I think so.

Okay, people! That’s all I got for you. Hopefully some of these seem like fun work out ideas for you. Check out the recreation services website here for other ideas or ways to get involved with recreational activities!

Or, maybe you are cool with just running or lifting.

You do you, friend.

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