Jennifer Howard | Staff Writer

All Images courtesy of Graham Wessberg

448650-basketball__mario_sports_mix_ Temperatures above 40 degrees are finally gracing Minnesota with their presence. It’s springtime. Grass is a crisp shade of green, flowers are blooming, and fresh air is engulfing campus. Spring is a great time to get back in shape from the bloated, holiday-stuffed months of winter. Here are some easy tips and tricks to staying fit at Century throughout spring!

 

BALL-BUSTING B-BALL

Now that it’s warm enough to go outside, play basketball on the courts outside of the Nest, west of the Wood Duck Trail!

LOW-CAL CAF

No, the cafeteria doesn’t only serve fat-filled, calorie-packed foods. If you’re in need of a snack before class, ditch the Doritos and head to the Grab n’ Go in the caf. It’s fully stocked with whole fruits, mixed veggies, salads, and fruit cups. For lunch, instead of going straight for pizza, indulge in a chicken wrap or pasta salad (less than 400 calories). The caf also has a build-your-own salad station for those I-wanna-be-extra-healthy days.

Student Azucena Ramirez grabbing a fruit cup before class
Student Azucena Ramirez grabbing a fruit cup before class

 

PARKING LOT HELL

Ok, finding good parking at Century can be hell. However, by parking further away from the entrance, you’ll burn more calories while simultaneously strengthening your quads and calves. 

 

 

 

COURTYARD CARDIO & CONDITIONING

Right outside the front of East campus are hills that make for a great cardio workout. Jog the hills to seriously tone your hamstrings and glutes, a. k. a. your legs and bum. Additionally, the courtyard right outside the Nest on West campus is an excellent area to stretch, do yoga, or conditioning drills.

Aye Aung doing yoga in the courtyard on West Campus
Aye Aung doing yoga in the courtyard on West Campus

 

FIELDS OF GLORY

Did you know Century has a soccer field?! Anytime, follow the Wood Duck Trail to gorgeous, green fields. Workout or get together with some friends and play soccer, kickball, golf, football, or lacrosse.

 

Student Lwei Moo playing soccer on the West Campus field
Student Lwei Moo playing soccer on the West Campus field