A new year, a new me! This is a bold statement made by men and women at the beginning of every year. Resolutions that many adults choose to make include categories from a new healthy diet to losing weight. After the days and weeks pass, many people find themselves turning to their old habits. After all, “a new you” requires change. An example can be found in our University Sports Complex.

An easy way to keep any resolution is by having a consistent schedule. The Loyola University Sports Complex has a new Spring 2013 Group Schedule to fit many interests. From Boot Camp to Zumba Sentao, a solid workout can be found across the board. Too little time? No worries, the Sports Complex is open every day to fit any busy schedule.

the hours include:

Monday – Thursday 6:30 am – 10:00 pm

Friday: 6:30 am – 8:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Sunday: 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

If the pool is more appealing to your workout, pool hours include:

Monday – Friday 6:30 am – 7:00 pm

Saturday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Sunday 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Spending weeks in the University Sports Complex may become monotonous, so a change of scenery could be important in fulfilling your New Year’s resolution. Audubon Park is very close to campus, and it is a beautiful place to exercise. Another way to keep a New Year’s resolution is to personalize and individualize your exercise plans to fit your unique lifestyle. Many women and men find Audubon Park a great place to walk, run, roller-skate, and play golf.

In my past experiences, I have discovered all the New Year’s resolutions that I have kept throughout the entire year have a common factor—fun. I have found a way to make the change in a fun and therapeutic way. Exercise will bring a positive change in a person’s life, but it does not have to be a chore. Run with friends, listen to music, or create games with your exercise plan.

Remember the average exercise requirement as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention differs based on many factors.

The average adult needs “2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity, and 2 days of muscle strengthening activities every week.”


“1 hour and 15 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity and 2 days of muscle strengthening activities every week.”

Are you starting to see the benefits of your New year’s resolution?

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