Category Archives: Fitness

More Than Just a Game

By: Avi (Joseph) Kozlowski The other day, a friend approached me and asked me why I play so many sports. (Over the course of my eight semesters in college, I’ve developed the reputation of being the “Intramural King,” as they … Continue reading

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Why Group Fitness is Going to Be Your Next Workout Game Changer

By: Jordan Metzman, University Recreation & Wellness Group Fitness Instructor Some people are lucky and have an innate love for exercise. For others, it takes a little more to get them to the gym. Personally, I felt a shift in … Continue reading

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6 Ways to Stay Active During Break

By Kelly Boyle, University Recreation & Wellness, Group Fitness Instructor Going home for Thanksgiving break and don’t know what you will do without RecWell? Just because you won’t have access to RecWell’s facilities and programs doesn’t mean you can’t work … Continue reading

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53 Thoughts Your Group Fitness Instructor is Thinking as Told by SpongeBob

By: Foluke Tuakli ’17, University Recreation & Wellness group fitness instructor It may be easy to think of fitness instructors as “fitness gods,” but the truth is we’re human, too! We experience the excitement, anxiety, and self-doubt of group fitness … Continue reading

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How Group Fitness Saved My Life

By: Sarah Adams ’17, University Recreation & Wellness group fitness instructor I set out with the idea that I wasn’t going to make this blog post too heavy- but it’s difficult to lighten this subject: 64% of students left college … Continue reading

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How to Hack Graduate School with Fitness

By: Rebekah Esmaili, University Recreation & Wellness Group Fitness Instructor A recent article in Quartz regarding graduate student mental health cited some alarming statistics: 47% of graduate students suffer from depression and 10% have contemplated suicide. If you’re struggling, UMD has free mental health and … Continue reading

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7 Reasons Why You Should Sign Up for a Race

By: Liana Stiegler ’17, University Recreation & Wellness Communications Assistant I love races. Just a few weeks ago I ran the Across the Bay 10k. I woke up at 5AM on a Sunday morning to join 21,000 runners crossing the … Continue reading

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