10 Ways to Keep the Holiday Weight Off

After weeks off with mom s home cookin it is hard to get back into the swing of college life. Don t fear, UCSD Recreation is here! We put together 10 ideas to help you get back in shape and stay true to your 2016 resoultion!

1. Student Personal Wellness1

If you want a workout and diet plan specific to you, you can check out the FREE personal wellness program offered by UCSD Recreation Fitlife. This program is in a small group setting and helps you develop personal fitness and weight loss goals; from a personal trainer and tips from our Registered Dietician. You ll receive a personalized workout and diet plan at the end of the program. Classes start the first week of the quarter!

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2. East Coast Swing, Lindy & Jitterbug (Dance)2

Looking for an energetic way to stay healthy? Try the East Coast Swing, Lindy & Jitterbug Rec Class! You ll learn the basics of each dance and get to be creative as you dance around the room with your friends.

3. R.I.P.P.E.D3

Experience a total body workout, utilizing resistance and cardio training which masterfully combines Resistance, Intervals, Power, Plyometrics, Endurance, and Diet components of R.I.P.P.E.D. to help you attain and maintain your physique. This Fitlife class is fun, safe, doable, and extremely effective, burning 750-1,000 calories in just 50 minutes!

You can come check out R.I.P.P.E.D or any of our Winter FitLife classes on the first day of class for FREE. This gives you a chance to try out a class before you register! View the complete schedule online at or in our Winter Magzine.

4. Boxing4

Improve your speed, balance, and endurance by taking a boxing class! This class is a great way to get a good arm and core workout in. All skill levels and weights are welcome.

5. Aerial Silks5

The core strength, endurance, and flexibility required for Aerial Silks will help you tone your muscles, and you get to learn something new at the same time! Aerial Silks workouts burn about 300-400 calories per hour and muscle mass increases with this workout, making it perfect for after the Discount Holidays © holiday s exercise.

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6. Winter Intramural Sports 6

Grab some friends and get active by playing Intramural Sports this Winter! There s Basketball, Soccer, Team Bowling, Team Rock Climbing, Volleyball, 5-on-5 Football Passing League Football, Tennis Singles Tournament, Log Rolling and Team Golf to choose from. Intramural sports are a fun way to get exercise while meeting new people too!

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7. Surfing7

Impress your family and friends back at home by learning how to surf with a Rec Class! You ll learn the fundamentals and understand the ocean conditions after taking this quarter long class. Surfboards are provided and wetsuits can be rented from the Outback Adventures Rental Shop located in Pepper Canyon.

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8. Spanos Athletic Performance Center8

The newly opened Spanos Center (located by Triton Track & Field Stadium) has state-of-the-art lifting equipment free for anyone with a student ID or Rec Card. Start toning your arms today by lifting at Spanos (read more about the facility and open hours in our previous post!9)

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9. Rock Climbing10

Outback Climbing Center (located inside Canyonview) allows students to climb for $5 (free for the first climb). Not only is rock climbing fun to do, but it burns about 450 calories per hour, so go grab some friends and head over to Outback Climbing Center for some fun exercise!

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10. Moonlight Cowles Trip (Outback Adventures)11

On January 24th and February 21st, Outback Adventures has trips planned for Cowles Mountain in Mission Trails Park. You ll hike three miles in the moonlight and take in the beautiful skyline views, helping you forget about the stress of school and keeping you in shape at the same time. Its $18 if registered before January 19, and $21 after. People usually gain 1-2 pounds over the holidays, which isn t that scary, but the thing is, most people don t lose it afterwards.

That cycle, over and over again, only results in more weight gain.

As college students, we are usually more worried about schoolwork than we are about our well-being, so make sure to take some time after this Discount Holidays © holiday season to exercise your body and maintain your health by participating in some (or all!) of these great activities hosted by yours truly! #GetRecd #GetActive

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