Fix your Fitness Slump with a Nontraditional Workout

It’s easy to get bored doing the same workout routine at the same gym everyday. A lot of times you don’t have time for the gym, or you don’t feel like going. Fix this slump with a nontraditional workout.

Nontraditional workouts bring the excitement back to fitness! From pole dancing classes to rock climbing there are a number of different nontraditional workouts that you can try.

  • Jump roping
  • Zumba
  • Belly dance
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Hiking

That’s just a few examples! You can take everyday activities such as climbing stairs and lifting books, and turn it into a workout.


If you’re looking for a nontraditional workout in Statesboro, CRI has a couple of events for you coming up on April 14!

The Strongest Eagle competition is a test of strength through nontraditional workout activities such as pulling trucks, tire flipping, throwing kegs, and more.

The competition is open to all students, faculty/staff, alumni, and current RAC members.

Cost: $15 before April 6th
$20 before April 13th
$25 on April 14th

Prove that you possess the endurance and strength to be named Georgia Southern’s Strongest Eagle.

 The second event is the Southern Sendfest Bouldering Competition. Southern Sendfest is an event that invites college climbers from around the southeast to come together to show off skills and learn some skills from others. There is a competition, and the top climbers in each division will receive an award. Enjoy food, music, and prizes!

Sign up before April 14 for $30! This includes a T-shirt, lunch and snacks, a SWAG Bag, and Post-Comp Social Events.

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced climber, all climbers are welcomed to this exciting event.

Remember, there are different options for fitness besides the same old routine. What’s the point of working out if you don’t enjoy it? Try something new!

Best Wishes!


Eat Healthy with a College Budget

We all know what we should be eating – fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats, and healthy snacks.  But that doesn’t stop us from hitting the drive thru of a fast food restaurant on our way home.  Some common excuses are, “I don’t have time to cook,” or “It’s just too expensive.”  Fast food is pretty expensive and all that grease slows you down.

Below is a grocery list and menu for an entire week with a $50 budget.  Keep in mind that most of these items will last longer than a week.

Shopping List

  • 2lbs Bananas = $1.08
  • Pack of Oranges = $3.48
  • 2 Lemons = $0.88
  • 1lb Red Potatoes = $0.98
  • Salad Mix = $1.68
  • Frozen Broccoli = $1.28
  • Frozen Corn = $0.98
  • Salmon = $4.94
  • Chicken Breast (3-4) = $5.99
  • ½ lb Turkey Lunch Meat = $2.99
  • ¼ lb Sliced Cheese = $1.62
  • ½ dozen Eggs = $0.95
  • ½ gallon 2% Milk  = $2.33
  • Orange Juice = $2.58
  • 1 box Wheat Penne = $1.08
  • 1 Jar of Prego Sauce = $2.92
  • 1 can of Black Beans = $0.92
  • 1 bag of Brown Rice = $0.72
  • 1 box of Multigrain Cereal = $2.50
  • Nilla Wafers = $2.98
  • 1 loaf of Wheat Bread = $1.50
  • Italian Seasoning = $2.44
  • Basil = $2.14
  • Italian Bread Crumbs = $1.66
    TOTAL                 $50.62
    Tax                        $3.54
    GRAND TOTAL            $53.16

Check out our meal plan that goes along with the shopping list!



Remember that the “Freshman Fifteen” isn’t exclusive to just freshmen. Everyone needs to eat healthy too!

For those who are also looking to support local farmers and not break the bank, The University Wellness program is bringing the Main Street Farmers’ Market to Campus. Head over to the Williams Center on March 20th, from 10 am -1 pm and the opportunity to buy some of the freshest produce and other items in Bulloch County. Also don’t forget to check into the Farmer’s Market Facebook Page when you are there for a chance to win additional prizes!

Happy Eating!

Caroline & Victoria

Last Minute Spring Break Ideas!

Still don’t have any Spring Break plans? Don’t worry! CRI has your back. There are a variety things that you can do over break to get rid of your cabin fever. Whether you are an adventurer or an adrenaline junkie, I have some ideas for you.

Adrenaline Junkie
Take your spring break to the next level by skydiving! Savannah Skydiving offers services for first timers and experienced jumpers. They have licensed skydiving instructors to guide you through the experience. Sail through the air with speeds over 100 mph!

Travel to north Georgia for a treetop adventure. At North Georgia Canopy Tours, you can choose from a variety of tours based on your preference. Zip over the Oconee River and enjoy a nature walk with certified eco-trained guides. Enjoy the fastest zips on the course as you appreciate the beauty of nature.

If you are an adventurer, Southern Adventures at the RAC may be able to assist you. From planning your trip to renting the equipment you need, Southern Adventures staff will help!

Magnolia Springs (40 minutes away)
Visit the clear springs that are a home to alligators, turtles and other wildlife. Visitors are welcomed to explore the small lake, bike along a 3-mile loop, or go camping. This park is also the home to Civil War’s Camp Lawton.

George L. Smith (35 minutes away)
Enjoy lakeside camping or paddle through trees with Spanish moss while you explore beaver dams and several birds. If you feel like hiking, enjoy the seven miles of trails this park offers.  Southern Adventures has a variety of supplies that students can rent out for a student friendly price. Some items they have available: tents, lanterns, sleeping bags, kayaks, snorkeling gear, bikes, maps, and books

Visit the Wildlife Center! You can take a self-guided tour with your iPod through all the venues at the Wildlife Center. Visit Georgia Southern’s Freedom along with Hawks, Owls, Wading Birds, Ducks, Snakes, Turtles, Frogs, and a Skunk. See all these amazing animals for FREE with your eagle id!

Here are some perfect opportunities for you to enjoy your spring break without breaking your bank. Enjoy the break and relax. You deserve it!

Be Safe!