Spring Break 2014 Tips

I hope you all are enjoying your spring break! Whether you are vacationing with friends in Miami (like me!), with family members overseas, or still in Statesboro ready for St. Patrick’s Day, I have some tips for you to stick with your workout and diet plan!

Continue to workout during your vacation

Running on the beach and watching the sunrise is a beautiful scene! Try finding a unique place to workout while you’re on break. A change of scenery is always nice for your workout routine! Tweet us a photo or tag us in your Instagram so we can enjoy it with you!

Don’t over indulge or slip up while eating out

Fast food and fancy restaurants are usually the main sources of food during spring break. If you absolutely have to utilize these lovely resources, try not to over indulge. Skip the burgers and ribs for a grilled chicken salad, grilled salmon or shrimp cocktail.

Get plenty of SLEEP

No homework or class for a whole week! I know that will have you up all night trying to savor the time but remember, lack of sleep can lead to increased fat storage.

Drink up! Water of course

Keep hydrated and try to drink around 75-100 ounces a day.

For those who will be staying at home or Statesboro for Spring Break, I didn’t forget about you! Going for a walk, playing sand volleyball or Frisbee are great ways to keep active. Also, the RAC will be open during the week of Spring Break or you can visit your local gym at home.

Most of the above tips are from Archway, Wellbridge, HerCampus. Checkout the full articles!

If you have more tips on how to keep your workout and diet plan going during spring break comment below! Have a fun and safe spring break and stay active Eagles!

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February Club Sport of the Month

Club Sport of the Month for the month of February: Southern Explosion

1. When was your club established at Georgia Southern and what is a tradition your team has?

Our club was established in 1990. And so far, we don’t have any specific traditions, but every year we change, grow, and improve.

2. Why do you like playing Club sports at Georgia Southern?

It gives us an outlet to do what we all love and to continue our dancing in college in a fun and supportive environment.

3. How often do you practice? What is your typical practice like?

We practice three days a week and workout on the off-days that we do not have practice. Our practices are pretty intense, especially when it comes time to prepare for nationals. We do a lot of technique training and stretching on top of learning routines.

4. Has Southern Explosion participated in any competitions this year?

We attend Nationals each April in Daytona, FL.

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5. How was the Kids’ Camp you all hosted a couple of weeks ago? Was it the first one?

Our kids’ camp this year went great! Southern Explosion has been hosting this camp for a while, but this year was definitely the best turn out. We had several girls who are interested in joining the team when they come to Georgia Southern in the future!

6. What if someone is interested in joining Southern Explosion? How can they find out more information? Are there tryouts?

We have a Facebook page where we post all of our information and upcoming events. Also, we hold a spring tryout and a fall tryout where girls are welcome to come audition for the team!

7. Does your team have any special achievements? If so, what are they?

This year was a year of building for us, so we’re excited and are hoping to come home from nationals with a finals trophy!

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January Club Sport of the Month

Club Sport of the Month for the month of January: MMA

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1. When was your club established at Georgia Southern and what is a tradition your team has?

The MMA team was founded in the Fall Semester of 2006. We make an effort to have a team camping trip every year.

2. Why do you like playing Club sports at Georgia Southern?

I like being part of the MMA team club for a lot of reasons, but the biggest is that it gives me something to work for, and the club helps me to be on track with school and daily life tasks. Because I have to adhere to a schedule it helps me to keep from procrastinating and being lazy.

3. How often do you practice? What is your typical practice like?

We have practice every week Monday-Thursday from 9-11pm. Mondays and Wednesdays are stand up days and Tuesdays and Thursdays are grappling days. Generally we have a 15-minute warm up, then about 1-1.5 hours of teaching techniques. The remainder of the class is live roll or spar.

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Although we don’t compete with other schools, because there are very few MMA teams, we do go and compete in grappling tournaments and MMA matches. Competing is one of the most exciting things I’ve experienced in my life. Because it’s a one-person sport, there is a lot of pressure, but a lot more satisfaction in a fight or grapple.

5. What is your best memory while traveling to your competition last month?

My favorite memory is the companionship with my teammates, both during the competition and outside of it.

6. What if someone is interested in joining MMA? How can they find out more information? Are there tryouts?298432_2520267847382_1273876365_2961657_1136391802_n

We have the Facebook page where we regularly post news and related topics. Other than that, anyone is welcome to come to practice. No experience is necessary; we all had a first day.