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Hand sanitizing station at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center.

How to exercise at home

Camryn Kocher Reporter February 4, 2021

The COVID-19 social distancing and stay-at-home order has changed daily lives and routines for everyone. Without the gym environment or equipment to use, it can be challenging to work out regularly and...

Students walking on Kent States campus, 2020. 

Walking for physical and mental wellness during COVID-19

Megan Medfisch Reporter November 14, 2020

As COVID-19 cases continue to increase, daily walks can be beneficial for students’ mental and physical wellness. More gyms may close for the winter months, so gym-goers may need to turn elsewhere to...


Savannah Monks October 31, 2020

Senior English major Kianna Jackson (left) , senior political science major Brooke Strausbaugh(middle left), senior bio major Karly Fahey (middle right), senior history major Trinitty Taylor (right) stand...

Competitive lifters set up shop in Kent

Hannah Burkey Reporter February 2, 2020

Kent Barbell Club, a gym owned by two competitive powerlifters, is raising the bar in Kent with a distinct, competitive and motivational style.Kent Barbell Club opened on May 4, 2019 in the heart of downtown...

Kent students choosing off-campus gyms

Shane Transue February 1, 2017

Even with a 153,000 square-foot state-of-the-art recreation and fitness center and a smaller 7,000 square-foot fitness center located on campus, some students still choose other options when it comes to...

A Mag’s Dos and Don’ts: Working Out

Payton Moore November 30, 2016

You’ve heard it before: bring a water bottle, stretch, yadda yadda. But you just ate five servings of Thanksgiving leftovers and aren’t going grocery shopping because in your mind, you justified your...

Faking confidence in the gym can turn a fitness newbie into expert

Katie Leyton March 31, 2015

The gym can be a very intimidating place, especially for people who don’t really know what they’re doing. I’ll admit that my first couple months as a gym-goer, I had no idea what half of the machines...

Sweat it out: A guide to using the sauna

Katie Leyton February 17, 2015

Between the freezing winter temperatures and the amount of schoolwork piling up with midterm week approaching, I can’t decide which is worse: the cold or the stress.One way I’m battling both is with...

If you aren’t seeing results…

Katie Leyton February 3, 2015

At the beginning of 2015, you made and implemented your fitness goals by eating clean and busting your butt in the gym. Four weeks deep into the year, you’re starting to get restless. The scale is still...

New Year Resolutions (You Can Actually Keep)

Katie Leyton January 13, 2015

The new year means two things: 1. People are motivated to work hard; 2. People make promises to themselves (and then forget about them within two months). After the excessive eating, drinking and sleeping...

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