Spring Break Ski Workout

If you’ve been watching the Winter Olympics, you know how intense skiing can be! It is also a fun and great form of exercise. For those of you heading to snowy slopes for spring break, here is a workout to prep you for the slopes! Legs:  Perform a full set—squats, alternating lunges, jump lunges, and…

Alternative Workout Routines (Chinese Translation Included)

FEM Workout Routine: Sports Being healthy is not limited to only a healthy diet and seemingly boring and repetitive workouts. In reality, being healthy and maintaining a healthy life style is best accomplished through a combination of a healthy diet, working out, and having fun. In regards to having fun, I enjoy playing tennis, which…

Shopping for a Fitness Tracker?

Wearable technology is everywhere you look these days, especially when it comes to health and fitness. Lately, fitness trackers have skyrocketed in popularity as a great way to stay on track with health goals and track data effortlessly. I personally find that fitness trackers are a great way to keep track of how active I…

September Fitness Profile: Mamadou Balde

Mamadou Balde is a Chemical Engineer, Pre-Med major and was a walk-on kicker in the NCAA Football team at the University Of Texas At Austin. He is also a scholar of Gate Millennium and Terry foundations. He was originally born in Guinea and came to the United States at the age of 12. Click on…

April Fitness Routine

The first exercise is benching. It is best to have a spotter (partner) who watches out to keep you safe.

Why Meditation? (And 5 Meditation Apps)

What does Meditation have to do with preventing early Diabetes/Heart Disease and maintaining a healthy lifestyle? Well, meditation is a “broad variety of practices that includes techniques designed to promote relaxation, build internal energy or life force and develop compassion,love, patience, generosity, and forgiveness”. Here are just some of the benefits: That’s right! Meditation helps reverse…

February Workout Routine

Lower Body Routine Expected time: 15 minutes + Running time Running Equipment: Shoes and a safe, preferably paved surface to run on Running is a great exercise that increases stamina and promotes heart health. I personally recommend running a distance within the range of 1.5-3 miles. Of course, if comfortable or desired, you can always…

October Lower Body Routine

Lower Body Routine Estimated time: 35-45 minutes Running Equipment: Shoes and a safe, preferably paved surface to run on Running is a great exercise that increases stamina and promotes heart health. I personally recommend running a distance within the range of 1.5-3 miles. Of course, if comfortable or desired, you can always run more. If…

September Lower Body Routine

Estimated time: 15-20 minutes *The following routine is one meant for busy times when there is not much time to exercise* Jumping Squats Equipment: Just yourself!   Start in a squatted position with your feet a little wider than your shoulder-width. Next, jump up as high as you can, and use your legs to catch…

September Upper Body Routine

Shoulder Width Push-ups: Equipment: Just yourself The push-up is perhaps one of the most basic calisthenic, or body weight, exercises. A great measure of fitness, the push-up is a staple part of my own workouts and routines. To begin, start with your hands and feet supporting your body. Your body should be straight and level,…

May Fitness Routine

Push-ups: Equipment: Just yourself The pushup is perhaps one of the most basic callisthenic, or body weight, exercises. A great measure of fitness, the pushup is a staple part of my own workouts and routines. To begin, start with your hands and feet supporting your body. Your body should be straight and level, and your…