Is college stopping you from trying out new fitness classes, training for a 5K, or cooking up a storm of healthy Pinterest recipes? Summertime is right around the corner and is the perfect time to test the waters. Whether you’re working a full time internship, traveling with your friends, or spending your days basking in the sun at your beach house (I wish…) you can still spice up your fitness routine and your taste buds by creating a bucket list. Here are some ideas.
Try out a new fitness class!
Even if you don’t belong to a gym with a class schedule, you can still find drop-in, student, and first time rates at gyms and studios in your area. Go to Google and search fitness centers along with your zip code for deals, steals and promos.
If you’re staying in Memphis this summer, check out these offers:
Urban Fitness Kickboxing (http://urbanfitnesskickboxing.com/default.html)
Sign up for a free week of Fitness Kickboxing here! The classes are a combination of circuit training, plyometrics, kickboxing, and more.
CrossFit 901 Memphis (http://blog.fit901.com/try-us/)
Curious about CrossFit? Try out a week of workouts for free!
Mid-town Yoga (http://midtownyoga.com)
They offer pay-what-you-can classes as well as a student rate of $7 for regular classes
Bikram Yoga Memphis (http://bikramyogamemphis.com/schedule-tuition)
New students pay $40 for unlimited classes for first month
Power Life Fitness (http://powerlifefitness.net)
$25/month for college student gym membership + a week of classes; classes include Cross Fit, X-treme Outdoor Challenge, Pump it up!, Kickboxing, and more. Great deal!
Memphis Fitness Kickboxing (http://www.memphisfitnesskickboxing.com)
Visit their website and call for a free week of classes
Curves Memphis (http://curveshickoryhill.com/promotion-details.aspx?pid=198)
Coupon for free week of Zumba Fitness classes
Websites like Groupon (www.groupon.com) and Living Social (www.livingsocial.com) will also offer deals on fitness classes in your area. Simply type in your zip code and e-mails with the latest deals will be sent to you daily.
Host a dinner party!
If you spend quality time procrastinating and pinning delicious recipes on Pinterest, be adventurous and put your cooking skills to the test. Invite your friends over for a potluck dinner or cook a nice meal for your friends! If you don’t have a Pinterest, check out www.pinterest.com and browse tasty treats, fitness tips, inspirational quotes, fashion, and more. Beware- Pinterest is addicting!
Check out Eating Well for healthy summer recipes! http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/collections/healthy_summer_recipes
Turn your house into a home gym!
Just because you don’t have a gym membership does not mean you can’t work out at home! Body weight exercises along with utilizing household items like chairs, couches, and even water bottles can be used to give you an effective workout without the cost of a gym membership. Here are some ways to make the most of your household items: http://www.moneycrashers.com/strength-training-exercises-women/
Sign up for a 5K, Half Marathon, Triathlon, etc.
If you’re a newbie to running or a frequent half marathoner, try pushing yourself to the next level and sign up for a race this summer.
If you’ve never run a 5K before, check out the Couch to 5K running plan and check out the application on iPhone! http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml
Find races near you: http://www.runnersworld.com/cda/racefinder/0,7151,s6-239-283-284-0-0-0-0...
Go hiking, biking through town, paddle boarding, canoeing, and horseback riding. Try something different! Go on an outdoor date or grab your girlfriends and go on a bike ride. Have a picnic in the park. Make the most of the summer sun while it lasts. You won’t regret it!
Most importantly, have a fun, fabulous and fitness filled summer Collegiettes!!