Not Your Average Recreation Center

One of the first things incoming students see on their school tour of Texas Tech is the Robert H. Ewalt Student Recreation Center. The facility has many things to offer students besides a good workout. According to Texas Tech Rec Sports, the student recreation center offers a variety of services to students, including fitness classes, team sports […]

Tech Students Making Massive Gains

Lifting weights and staying healthy can be more than just a hobby. For some Texas Tech students, it is a lifestyle. Bodybuilding, exercising to increase muscle size and and strength, is more than just lifting weights day and night. For serious body builders, it is a juggling act between training, school, dieting and trying to […]

Tech Students Share Tales of Overcoming Cancer

When most students think about getting sick, it is probably from a hangover, the common cold or the flu. For some Texas Tech University students, getting sick meant battling for their lives against fatal illnesses. According to I Care, I Cure, 13,500 children are diagnosed with cancer every year and most causes of childhood cancer are unknown. Shelby […]

Forging New Paths in the “Grand Canyon of Texas”

By Chaz Wilson Many Texas Tech students travel two hours to Palo Duro Canyon to spend weekends in the outdoors. Navigating the canyon has been made easy by trails that lead to some of the most beautiful sights in Texas. The people who forge these paths are little-known volunteers. Wynn Ross and her husband, Bill, have been involved […]

Is Your Backpack Causing You Pain?

By Julie Castaneda Many Texas Tech students carry heavy backpacks across campus, full of books, binders and laptops, only to discover that one is never too young to get back pain. Kevin McAlpin, a chiropractor in Lubbock who also works with the Texas Tech track team, said the weight of your backpack can wreak havoc […]

Pole Dancing: Not Just for Strippers

By Kameron Court Those who are willing to give the pole a whirl, without looking for extra cash, may find some unexpected benefits. Pole dancing, the newest trendy workout, spikes curiosity and stands out from the typical gym classes. Cheryl Bushey, a 20-year veteran of the dance and fitness world, has been teaching pole-dancing classes at her […]

How To Eat Healthy On A College Budget

I decided — with the new year, my sister’s wedding, and spring break coming up — it was time to buckle down and eat right. So, I did my research. After pinning healthy recipes for hours and getting meal ideas from my favorite fitness Instagrams, I made a list and headed for the store. The […]

The Truth About CrossFit

CrossFit has been a hot topic amongst the fitness community for the past few years. It grew into a workout trend almost overnight. Along with its expansion, the criticism and backlash has grown as well. People talk about how much they hate CrossFitters, how CrossFitters always talk about it and how bad it can be […]

10 Reasons Why Lubbock Isn’t Boring

In a recent article posted by movoto.com, a real estate website, Lubbock was ranked the most boring place to live in America. Only cities with populations greater than 100,000 were ranked, and cities such as Plano, Texas, and Laredo, Texas, were deemed more interesting. Now, I was born and raised right here and I can […]

Fit Is Chic

The last time I went to the Texas Tech Recreational Sports Center the majority of the people around me looked miserable. One guy on the stairmaster was huffing and puffing while the girl across the way looked as if she was training for the Olympics — unwillingly. Many people view fitness as something that’s a […]

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