Campus Life 101: Exercise

Exercise is key to a healthy lifestyle—and GW has the resources to support all your fitness needs. But you can also break a sweat without ever leaving your residence hall room.

January 22, 2019

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Exercise is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and the George Washington University’s Lerner Health and Wellness Center (LHWC) has everything you need to stay active at GW, including a cardio and strength-training center, courts, a track, lap pool, group fitness, personal trainers—and more.

Best of all: It’s free to currently enrolled GW students on the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses.

Still, you may not always want to go to the gym to get a workout. Or you may feel you have too much else to manage during your first year on campus that short bursts of exercise is all you can cram into your schedule.

That’s OK. We’re starting Campus Life 101: Exercise with something you can do pretty much anywhere and anytime.

Mallory McPherson-Wehan and Ashley Schell, personal trainers at LHWC, will show you how to get a full-body workout in minutes without any special equipment—and without even leaving your residence hall room.

While the exercises demonstrated below are applicable to a wide variety of people, they may not be right for everyone. If you have questions or need assistance with an individualized plan, contact LHWC staff at [email protected]. And make it a point this year to get to Lerner in person to see what it has to offer.

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