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Fitness Resources

Research shows physical activity helps us maintain strong muscles and bones and promotes overall better health. Movement in any way can assist in reducing symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression. It also promotes mental health and cognitive function. Below are resources for both physical and mental health. Whether you are just starting your fitness journey or are looking for new ways to challenge your current routine, we hope these resources help you keep living a #LifeinMotion wherever you are!

Check back often as we will continue to add resources. Have a great idea? Send it to us at fitness@osu.edu 

 

Written Workouts 

Need inspiration for your next workout? Download a written workout from the right side of this page. Created by our certified instructors and trainers, each workout provides you with safe and effective exercises to work your upper, lower or total body.

 

Group Fitness OnDemand

Check out our YouTube playlist on the Student Life Channel for OnDemand group fitness workouts. With everything from strength to yoga to cycling and ranging in length from 10 to 45 minutes, these videos will help you fit movement into your everyday schedule!

 

Buckeye Breaks

Even just 5-minutes of movement can help reenergize the body and refocus the mind. Take a quick break from work or school with these gentle, guided-movement videos.

Seated Neck and Shoulder Stretches

Standing Barre Break

Standing Chair Lower Body Stretches

Seated Lower Body Stretches

 

Fitness Challenges

Total Body

Twenty Minutes and Total Body (20 min)

Drop It Low (25 min)

 

Lower Body

Lower Body Ladder (30 min)

Love for the Lower Body (25 min)

Little Bit of Everything Lower Body (25 min)

 

Upper Body

Upper Body Burnout (25 min)

Push it Good: Chest, Shoulders and Triceps (30 min)

 

Cardio and Core

HIITing the Cardio (20 min)

Crunch Time (20 min)

Total Core in 20 (20 min)

Crush the Cardio (20 min)

 

Video Lecture Series

Learn more about improving your fitness though our Lecture Series. 

Instagram vs. Reality

Mobility and Recovery Based Training

 

Training Tips

Learn how to move better and work more efficiently with these training tips and videos.

Articles

At Home Personal Training Tips

Tips for New Runners!

Resistance Training for Runners

Cross Training for Runners

Videos

Fitness Move Friday – The Squat

Fitness Move Friday – The Lunge

Fitness Move Friday – The Turkish Get Up

Fitness Move Friday – The Bear Crawl

Foam Rolling and Stretching

35 Rep Challenge – Push-Ups and Squats

Destress with Deep Breaths

How to Use Your Mini Loop Band