Posts Tagged ‘fitness’

Why do I have to feel sexy to go to the gym?

The gym is an environment of hard work, determination and athleticism. It’s also an environment of tight clothing, exposed bodies and sexualization. While men marvel at their figure in the mirror, women walk around in sports bras and masks of makeup. Both men and women are putting on a show. These factors create a demeaning…

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New Year’s Day resolutions not worth it 

It’s past the most wonderful time of the year. We’ve now moved on to the most depressing time of the year. It’s around this time that most people will have given up on most (if not all) of their New Year’s resolutions.   That, combined with the euphoria of Christmas being replaced by the dread of debt and the return to work, it’s no wonder that this time…

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Dynamic duo

Games of one-on-one occur often with Derek (Left) and Devon (Right) (photo by Chris Parent)

Being a Tiger is a source of pride for Devon and Derek Norris. “I never really considered going anywhere else,” says Derek, a third-year kinesiology student and guard for the Dalhousie men’s basketball team. Derek says his decision came easy because of his older brother, Devon, who was a member of Dal’s basketball team from…

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New equipment at the Dalplex

The Dalplex gave Dalhousie students a late Christmas present when they returned from their holiday break. The weight room in the fieldhouse has a brand new look to it. Sixty-five pairs of top-of-the-line dumbbells as well as 24 new barbells were brought into the Dalplex. A four-station weight machine has been added to the second…

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UPDATED: King’s Board of Governors defies students, approve new fee

In a few years the Dalplex will not be the only place on campus to work out. (Ian Froese photo)

UPDATE [Nov. 29, 8:20 p.m.]: The University of King’s College board of governors voted Thursday in favour of implementing a new athletics fee, reported the King’s Student Union on Twitter. The decision was made despite 70 per cent of voting students opposing the new charge. The yearly $180 fee per student will be put into effect…

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Your fabulous year without exercise

Everyone knows the benefits of leading an active lifestyle. And yet knowing that you should exercise doesn’t always translate into actually going out and doing it. So where does this discrepancy lie? How do we turn “I’ll do it!” into “I’m doing it!”? My answer: by focusing on the negatives! (No really, hear me out.)…

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Where to play?

As the great Snoop Dogg, or rather Snoop Lion, once said: “It’s so easy for a kid to join a gang, to do drugs. We should make it that easy to be involved in football and academics.” In Halifax, and specifically at Dalhousie, being active is just as easy as opening a book. While some…

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2012 Bluenose Squash Classic – Mar. 31

Highlights from semifinal action at the 2012 Bluenose Squash Classic. This one-page pamphlet was available for squash fans at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium on March 31. Thanks to Campus Copy, All Caps Design and the Bluenose Squash Classic for their cooperation on this project.

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2012 Bluenose Squash Classic – Mar. 30

Highlights from quarterfinal action at the 2012 Bluenose Squash Classic. This one-page pamphlet was available for squash fans at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium on March 30. Thanks to Campus Copy, All Caps Design and the Bluenose Squash Classic for their cooperation on this project.

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