No, I Didn’t Always Love Staying Fit (But I Do Now)

If I had to describe my fitness journey in a few words, I’d say: it’s taken a complete 180-degree turn. As a young kid, I was probably one of the laziest of the lot. My friends could be running, jumping...
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...
fitness4nonners

College, the Gym, and Learning to Lift

My name is Pat Sadowski and I am an ambassador for Fit University! But I wasn’t always the gym buff that I am today. Here is a little background about how I got into fitness, especially in college. I am orig...
marathon

26.2 Reflections on 26.2 Miles

Last weekend, I ran my first marathon in Traverse City, Michigan. I trained throughout the spring semester with the goal in mind to qualify for the 2017 Boston Marathon. Traverse City’s Bayshore marathon wa...

Why My Love for Fitness Will Never Change

To be honest, life without fitness seems unimaginable to me. Ever since I can remember, I have been an athlete. From running the summer series in my town in the 4 year old division, to choosing to play baseball...
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Don’t Work Through That Injury. Recover.

You’ve been training consistently: lifting heavier weights, running longer distances, running quicker times. You feel on top of the world! You're super positive, and you feel as though nothing ca...

34 Songs to Bring Your Workout To The Next Level

We’ve all been there before. You turn on Spotify at the gym, getting ready to get that good pump on. You put on that gym playlist that you made back in high school. Yeah... and then you hear the first mi...

How I Got Into College Fitness

If you follow me on Instagram, you'll see my progress and day-to-day developments towards a bold, brighter and healthier future! Buttttt, not many know who I am and how I got started. I currently attend...

Meet the #fitufam: Lillian

Each week, we'll introduce a new member of our kickass #fitufam. Wanna join the Fit University team? Apply to be an ambassador or start a chapter at your school. Name: Lillian Huang  School: B...

Your BBG questions, answered.

First of all, what is BBG, and who is Kayla?  Kayla Itsines is a personal trainer from Australia who created the Bikini Body Guide and the Sweat With Kayla app. BBG first started ...

When Fitness Stopped Ruling My Life

It is so easy to get wrapped up in fitness, but I gained my life back (I’m about to go all engineer on you, so get ready). Scientifically, it makes perfectly good sense. Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorp...

How Fitness is (Literally) My Medicine

I’m thin and flexible, so I should have been a dancer. I’m long-limbed, so I should have been a distance runner or a swimmer. I love ice hockey, so I should have learned to skate. Growing up, I tried o...

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 I Used My Love for Dance to Teach Zumba

Good evening, Fitlings! My name is Leonie Dupuis and I am so excited to be a new Fit U Ambassador. I’d like to tell you all a little about myself. I am a Pre-Professional Biology student at the University ...

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 ...

I Used to Run a 13-Minute Mile…

  People walk faster than that! This used to be me. … It kind of still is me. I was the kid in high school gym who never tried at any sport. Mostly because I was afraid that I’d suck, and I...
core

Why Strengthen Your Core?

So you want to do some serious lifting. Well, you’re gonna need a strong core. Serious training requires a substantial amount of core strength. Why? Because certain lifts (such as deadlifts and squats) require ...

Conquering Your First Half-Marathon

So you want to run 13.1 miles. Sounds daunting, right? But with some time and effort, it may not be as hard as it sounds. You don’t even need to be a runner; anyone can build their way up to a two-hour long run...