Counting Macros: Should You Take a Break?

IIFYM: If It Fits Your Mouth...? If you're not familiar with the term "counting macros," it's where you count the macronutrients you eat every day. You can use an online calculator to determine how many gram...

HIIT VS Steady State: What You Need To Know

Exercise releases endorphins, and endorphins make you happy... While excessive amounts of cardio might leave you feeling drained and overworked, a certain amount of cardiovascular exercise can...

This Phone Case Will Improve Your Workout

Behold, a phone case that basically makes the gains for you. Ok, maybe not exactly. But, the Selfie-Z Magnetic Smart Phone Case has shown up all over social media and people everywhere are transforming the way...

Why You Need To Do Your Research

The very beginning of my interest in fitness and nutrition came from the same place as so many others: I remember wanting a skinny body, and I would have done anything to achieve that.  Of course I went...

Instantly Boost Confidence With These 3 Podcasts

We all struggle with self-confidence every now and then. But let's face it- we are ALL worthy of feeling amazing about ourselves. Here are three podcasts that will instantly boost your self esteem. It may seem ...

These Black Bean Cookies WILL Surprise You!

These chocolate fudge cookies have a secret ingredient: black beans! I know, it sounds gross. Try this recipe to change your mind.  Time: 5 minutes of prep, 20-25 minutes in the oven  When to ea...

Try These 5 Healthier Pumpkin Spice Treats

Fall is here! And so is pumpkin spice.  Here at Fit U, we are all about #balance. This definitely includes enoying pumpkin anything and everything. 😋  Some products are great to eat all the ...

Do This Outdoor HIIT Workout Anywhere

No time for the gym? Here's a quick outdoor HIIT workout to get your heart rate up. Bonus points if it's a sunny day (gotta get that vitamin D.)  Time: 20 minutes (or complete twice for 40 minutes)  ...

Ditch These 3 Mindsets if You Want Better Workouts

Everyone knows what it feels like to have had a "bad" workout. This might mean something different for everyone: either you couldn't get a good run, couldn't feel that mind-muscle connection, couldn't lift a...

The Plyo Leg Workout You Can Do in Your Dorm

No gym, no problem. Try this quick, no-equipment plyo workout that will make your legs scream (in a good way, I promise).  Time: 20 minutes Type of Workout: Plyometric/cardio  Sh*t You Need:&nb...
How Having Acne Will Make You Stronger

The One Benefit of Acne Nobody Talks About

Although many people see acne as an issue that only teenagers deal with, plenty of college students deal with acne as well. It doesn’t matter whether it’s one or two pimples or if acne covers most of your ...

4 Simple Tips to Stop Anxiety in its Tracks

As a college girl who struggles with anxiety on an almost daily basis, I genuinely understand how difficult it is living with anxiety. Those anxious thoughts can come with a lot of unwanted exhaustion and frust...
summer fitness

3 Steps to Staying Fit This Summer

Some people love having a strict workout schedule year-round. However, there are a ton of people who would prefer not to stick to such an unrelenting exercise regimen, especially during the summer. After all...

5 Easy Tips to Stay Hydrated This Summer

Nearly 60% of the adult human body is water. That's you -- an adult human body. Every single part of your body relies on water to function properly: your skin, cells, joints, body temperature, and everythi...

Real Talk: The Pros and Cons of Social Media

College students around the world invest so much time in social media, both consuming multitudes of images from others as well as posting to different platforms themselves. When it comes to fitness, many look a...

3 Thoughts to Channel Your Inner Confidence

Finding confidence can be a long journey, and is something that a lot of people really struggle with. I know I’ve definitely had my ups and downs when it comes to my feelings about myself and the way others per...

6 Tips to Making the Weight Room Less Scary

If you’re a female entering the weight room for the first time, I know all about the intimidation that comes along with stepping into a male-dominated space. It’s hard not to feel intimidated when you’re a newb...

How Getting A Personal Trainer Changed My Life

Sure, now I’m a Fit University ambassador, but here’s something you haven’t heard about me: I have not always loved working out. In middle school, I remember seeing fitness models and other unrealistic body ...