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The COVID-19 pandemic devastated gym owners and patrons alike. But the ability of gyms and their staff to improvise and adapt kept gym goers both physically and mentally healthy.

Adaptability, positive mindset keep gym goers healthy through COVID-19 pandemic

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer May 26, 2021
The ever-present threat of COVID-19 made going to the gym a threat to one’s health. Although gyms were shuttered, many refused to sit idly in their house. Exercising is a means of stress relief, confidence boosting and staying physically fit — something people needed more than ever in the midst of an unprecedented global pandemic
Be Fit Pitt instructors lead an Awakening Morning Yoga class in a Zoom webinar last Friday. Zoom Screenshot

Be Fit Pitt offers live workout classes on Zoom

By Amanda Zelnis, Staff Writer September 9, 2020
When Pitt students, faculty and staff were still settling into online classes and work due to the COVID-19 pandemic back in April, Be Fit Pitt began streaming three to four free workouts per day to help keep the Pitt community moving and healthy.
Opinion | When exercise isn’t stress relief

Opinion | When exercise isn’t stress relief

By Leah Mensch, Opinions Editor January 21, 2020
But aerobic exercise — which is cardio based — isn’t the only form of stress relief, and, in some cases, it isn’t the most effective form of stress relief either.
Matthew Darnell, director of the Wellness and Human Performance graduate program, believes that it is important to continue healthy habits throughout finals week. (Image via University of Pittsburgh)

Q&A: Expert gives tips to stay fit for finals

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer April 23, 2018

Students hardly have time to work out during the semester, but finding time for physical activity becomes even more of a hassle when finals roll around. Putting time in to study for finals may take precedent...

Freshmen, don’t neglect exercise while on campus

By Alex Wise / For The Pitt News May 28, 2014

You’d never guess it if you looked at me now, but I used to be semi-athletic. I could dunk with ease and I contributed a respectable amount to a few district championship-caliber basketball teams. I...

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