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December 15, 2017

The Stages of a Dead Lift PR, As Told by Buddy the Elf

Preparing to try for a personal record for any lift is an emotional thing.  You’re nervous, frustrated, and exhilarated all at once. In the spirit of the holiday season, I’ve expressed some of…

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July 19, 2017

Your Health Matters, and Fitness Can Help

If you hang out with other fitness-minded people, you’re probably used to a frequent exchange of killer workouts and green juice recipes. If you get into that health bubble enough,…

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July 14, 2017

I Ran My First Tough Mudder, Here’s What I Thought

DISCLAMER: this post is sponsored by Skedaddle. All opinions are my own. The #fitufam is not new to obstacle racing. Cam, an OG Fit University Ambassador from Northeastern, first introduced OCR to…

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June 2, 2017

How to take a Productive Rest Day

Here at FitU, we’ve gone over the importance of taking rest days. Oftentimes, people think working out every day is the best way to see results, whether those desired results are…

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May 30, 2017

Three Tips To End Workout Comparison

We’ve all been there. You’re running on the treadmill and the person next to you is going at a speed of 7.0 but you’re only going at 6.0, so you speed up to be at…

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May 22, 2017

I Worked Out at Midnight for 30 Days. Here’s What I Learned.

While you were watching “just one more episode…” of Netflix, I was in the weight room. Why? No, I didn’t do it for the Instagram (or the blog post). That…

May 21, 2017

I Took A Week Off From Working Out: Here’s What Happened

Nothing. That’s exactly what happened: nothing. At the end of one week without working out, I looked in the mirror and nothing had changed. If anything, I felt more liberated….

May 13, 2017

Increase Your Motivation as Summer Heats Up

As you sit inside, cooled either by a fan or in-house AC, watching the temperature outside rise, it can be really hard to motivate to get out and moving. Doesn’t…

May 9, 2017

Three Life Lessons I Learned From Running

I had such an awesome run Morgan Freeman should’ve narrated it. Running is likely one of the world’s most basic (but challenging) forms of exercise. It requires a slew of…

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May 5, 2017

Why You Need to Stop Fighting Your Body, and Start Loving Yourself

“Love yourself first.” It’s easy to say, but incredibly difficult to do. I’m here to tell you my story– to show you that even under the strongest doubts, it is…

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April 23, 2017

Why I Switched To Morning Workouts

Picture this: 5:30 AM on a monday morning, your alarm blaring, the sun not yet risen, your bed sheets warm and soft. And yet, you’re about to get out of…

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April 18, 2017

Fitness, College, And Finding My Inner Self

From high school athlete, to collegiate fitness extraordinaire… Being 6’0” in middle school was an interesting experience. My days consisted of dodging questions from strangers inquiring about whether I played…

April 16, 2017

4 Ways to Keep Your Senioritis In Check

Post-spring break is usually the time when our gym routines start to tapper off, the weather starts to tempt us into laying by the pool instead of going to class,…

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April 12, 2017

Interview with Jonathan Levitt, Marathoner

This month is all about the Boston Marathon for all of us at Fit University HQ and beyond! In honor of the incredible people making the trip to run all…

April 12, 2017

How to Get at Your Goals, According to Psychology

We got goals. Everyone does, right? Yet how many times have you set a goal, only for it to slowly slip from consciousness and become abandoned within weeks…? I don’t know…

April 12, 2017

How to Incorporate Movement into Your Work (or School) Day

Time to break that Netflix binge, get up, and move! While I’m a college student, I currently work a full-time job through my school’s experiential education program. I’m so grateful for this…

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April 11, 2017

Students Share The Toughest Part About Training for The Boston Marathon

The Boston Marathon is six days away. And everyday this week we’re getting to know 13 students who are running on Marathon Monday. If you follow anyone who’s been training on…

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March 28, 2017

One College Student Gets Real About Her Fitness Journey

A fitness journey you might relate to. Meet Izzy Shishko. She’s a Junior at Clark University in Worcester, MA and a Leadership Ambassador at our Fit University chapter there. Last week…

March 7, 2017

Lift Like a Girl: The Benefits of Strength Training for Women

After a year of working on my own fitness, I made a breakthrough. Rather than spending hours on the treadmill or stairmaster (hating my life), I could spend thirty minutes to…

February 25, 2017

Fitness Taught Me To Love Myself No Matter What

My name is Danielle, and I want you to know that my fitness journey is still in progress. I have been a dancer since I was very young, but I became…