vegan

What Happens When A Meathead Goes Vegan

At first glance, you wouldn't take me for a meathead. I'm 5ft, hair often in pigtail braids, and the majority of the time, you can find me either dancing, smiling, laughing or singing.  What you think of ...

The Life of A College Ninja Warrior

Northeastern engineering student by day, Ninja Warrior by night. Who is Josh Levin? Well...have you ever watched that show on NBC where everyday people do insanely difficult obstacles for a chance to win 1 ...
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...
How to Meal Prep in 5 Easy Steps

How to Meal Prep in 5 Easy Steps

Get on that meal prep grind. When the school year ends and the summer begins, some of us are not so fortunate as to be spending much of our time in the sun. For those of you who, like me, have a summer jo...

Q&A with IPF World Champion John Haack

On June 25th, the world saw one of the biggest showdowns in powerlifting history.   In the Men’s 83kg Open Division at the IPF (International Powerlifting Federation) World Classic, the 23 year-old Amer...
drink water

3 Tips to Make Sure You’re Getting Enough Water

It's hot out there. Here are 3 easy tips to make sure you're getting enough water. Summer is here! Higher temps and the shining sun are both excellent reasons to workout outside but if you’re anyt...
7 instagrams to inspire your healthy 4th of july

8 Instagrams to Inspire Your Healthy Fourth of July

Having a hard time picturing a healthy Fourth of July? Let these Instagrams inspire ya. The land of the free, and the home of the creative #foodstagrammers. Though the temptation is real during this holiday...

What You Need To Know Before Starting College

The transition from high shcool into college isn't always easy. Here's what you should know before you start freshman year. For the past year, you’ve been a high school senior. You recognize almost everyone in...
peak week

The 14 Stages Of A Bikini Competition Peak Week

When you've finally made it to peak week. I recently competed in my first bikini competition after 14 weeks of intense dieting, training & posing practice. If you're not familiar with bikini comp...

The Argument Against Brunch

  If I ever have to go to brunch, (yes, have to, it’s never my first choice) I eat a full breakfast a few hours beforehand. People don’t like to eat brunch until 11 or 12, and by that point on a Satu...

Is Online Coaching Legit?

Thinking of taking your fitness to the next level? You may want to consider online coaching. We’re very fortunate to live in an age of technology, where the whole world can be more interconnected than ever bef...

5 Times You Need to Swallow Your Pride at the Gym

Let’s be real. We all want to do badass things at the gym—squat a new PR, do 30-inch box jump burpees, or pull-up until the cows come home. Of course, it is absolutely possible to achieve your awesome goals ...

A Budget-Friendly Shopping Guide for lululemon Lovers

Let's talk lulu: Is it worth it? A college student’s guide for a budget-friendly athletic wardrobe. Many in the fitness community run to Lululemon for all of their workout leggings and sports bra needs. T...

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...

Follow My Whole 30 Journey

After a semester of inconsistency with respect to healthy eating, a less than stellar sleep schedule, poor performance in the gym, and overall just not feeling like myself, I was definitely feeling like I neede...

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...

Welcome to the Real World: Embracing the “G” Word

We all know that college is a period in our lives filled with awesome memories. Four years of amazing friendships, late night trips to the night owl, partying on a Tuesday, and studying all night because you pr...
fitness4nonners

Meet Fitness Instagrammer, Victor Armenta-Valdes

Fitness was not always my thing.   In fact, it wasn’t too long ago that I even started to take my health seriously. I was always on the heavy side as a child. From childhood into high school, I was that...

How to Adult: From Undergrad to Alumnus

So you're graduating. For the past four years, you’ve probably adapted into a pretty comfortable fitness routine while enjoying your undergraduate years. But as the end of senior year approaches, you only ha...
lunch break

Here’s Why You Should Take That Lunch Break

People who know me know – I have an above-average appetite. I eat three full, substantial meals a day and lots of snacks in between. A lot of that food is healthy sure; and some of it is not. I mean hey, life c...

4 Realistic Ways to Stay Healthy at School

College is a period of immense change in a person’s life, and it can lead to a ton of stress. Between papers, new surroundings, learning to “adult”, and meeting literally thousands of random new people, it’s a ...
hiit

You Know You’re A Fitness Fanatic When…

Richard Simmons would be proud. 1. You plan your schedule around gym time and meals. 2. When you wear “normal clothes”, people have a hard time recognizing you. 3. You have at least one day a w...
parks-and-rec

Finals week, as told by “Parks and Rec”

Finals week is coming.  You’ve said goodbye to your professors:  And opened up your study guides to get cracking with prepping for your finals. And damn, good thing you did, cause when you o...

Why I’m Going Plant-Based

  In the health and fitness world, there are so many different diets and ways to eat—it’s enough to make your head spin. Confronted with a million different trends and lifestyle options, I found myself ...

Don’t Sweat It: How to Pack the Perfect Gym Bag

In an ideal world, we would all have plenty of time to go to the gym. There would be time to have a nutritious snack beforehand, accomplish a full-body workout, and take a glorious shower afterwards without hav...

Eating Healthy Abroad is Easier than You Think

Living abroad for a semester has not only allowed me to do AWESOME stuff like hike the Nungnung Waterfall, go cannoning in Cebu, and watch the sunrise over Ha Long Bay, but it has also forced me to learn a...

7 Powerful Documentaries You Should Watch on Netflix

I love reading, but after a long day of classes full of reading I sometimes feel exhausted. Or my eyes feel exhausted really. On nights like these I often watch a Netflix documentary...here are some of my favor...

5 Reasons You Should Wake Up At 5 Every Morning

BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! The alarm clock reads 8:00 AM. You quickly tap the snooze button, still more than half-asleep. BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! 8:10 AM. You turn off the alarm clock, lying to yourself that you’ll...

You Know You’re A Group Fitness Instructor When…

1. You hear a song and instantly start thinking of new workout ideas. As the person responsible for making the group fitness class fun and successful, it’s pretty essential that your material is up to beat (ha...

10 Genius Ways to Use Your Microwave

One of the most frequent emails/DM’s I receive is: “Colby, how on earth do you survive in college, in a tiny room, without access to typical appliances or any time!?” OK, that may not be exactly how urgently...
healthy spring break

8 Tips for a Healthy Spring Break

Spring break is finally here and there's a good chance you've seen ads, challenges and workouts that promise you a perfect "spring break body." You know what I have to say about that spring break b...

Help! I Went Abroad And My Skin Freaked Out…

To whoever is having this problem right now: trust me, I know what you're going through! Everyone has different skin experiences, of course, so my causes and remedies may not be the same as what your skin ne...
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I Run A Health & Ftness Company, And I’m A Fraud

I need to come clean….I have something to confess.  I am a fraud.  My name is Sarah Gaines and I am the founder of Fit University, a college student’s go-to source for all things health & fitnes...

Last-Minute Ideas For A Fit Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day upon us, you might be scrambling to come up with some quality plans for you and your significant other, or for you and your friends. Whether you’re looking for an easy at-home activity for ...

The 5 Fitness Apps That Make Working Out Fun

Apps are all the rage these days, but which ones live up to the hype? Here are my top 5, and why I let them take up valuable space on my phone.  1. A Fitbit or Jawbone If you can afford it, consider ...

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 ...

Shop Smart: 6 Tips to Stick with Your Grocery Budget

As much as I love food, I really don’t love spending a lot of money on it—especially if it’s not necessary. And when you cook your own food, it’s not! Sometimes, this leads to me being “that guy” at Stop and...
staying fit in college

Staying Fit in College: Expectations vs. Reality

Now that the semester has officially begun, it's time to gear up for your fittest semester yet! Or not... Expectation: You're going to wake up early every morning to workout before class. Real...

7 Ways to Get Involved in College Fitness

Use your college ID for discounts at fitness institutions. Get ripped, not ripped off! Many gyms such as Gold’s Gym and 24 Hour Fitness offer student discounted memberships if you flash them your col...

4 Tips You Need to Stay Fit this Semester

If you have recently embarked on your fitness journey, this article is for you.  This is one of the best times to start a new routine -- the New Year is underway and everyone is motivated to stick to th...