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Students “workout” how to stay in shape at home

Sophomore Samantha Calvin uses her yoga mat in her room at home while holding a plank position. Calvin says she has practiced yoga every morning since the beginning of virtual learning this year and that she enjoys being able to control her own workouts.

Clara Bonomi and Keira Blattberg

September 24, 2020

San Francisco fitness centers have reopened as of Sept. 14, but due to various health risks, many students have opted to utilize their at-home workout spaces instead. Although more businesses, including gyms and workout studios, are now allowing more accessible services to the public, many families...

Punching out stress

Three screenshots show a boxing-themed fitness instructor in various poses during a workout.

Nina Gutierrez, Reporter

March 26, 2020

Despite the current health order to shelter in place, hip-hop music plays in a dark room as about 1,500 participants throw fierce punches in a boxing-inspired group fitness class that helps keep them fit in the comfort of their own home through the magic of social media. “Doing Rumble’s workouts on ...

Warm up, exercise, cool down

Warm up, exercise, cool down

Paige Retajczyk, Senior Reporter

November 15, 2019

From tennis to golf to field hockey to soccer, stretching can help athletes prepare for games as well as help them recuperate after playing or after a workout. Strength and conditioning trainer Barclay Spring emphasizes the importance of dynamic stretching to improve an athlete's health and warm-up routi...

Unused showers open to students, faculty

Gray Timberlake, Senior Reporter

May 28, 2019

After a hot and sweaty workout in the Herbert Center weight room, athletes often want a shower, but just assume it is not available. “I didn’t know we had access to the showers — I was always told they weren’t working,” junior Isabella Shea said. “For the Homecoming dances and the carniv...

Winter conditioning begins in new training room

Senior Edna Tesfaye holds a plank in the newly redone multi-purpose room. The conditioning session alternates between the two reconstructed training rooms.

Jordan Russell, Senior Reporter

December 6, 2017

WEB EXCLUSIVE Winter strength and conditioning sessions are now being offered in the new training room after school, with workouts ranging from cardio to abdominal as well as leg and arm exercises. “I started winter conditioning a while ago,” Athletic Director Elena DeSantis said. “I chose to d...

Getting a leg up

Getting a leg up

Fiona Mittelstaedt & Grace Ainslie, Senior Reporters

October 1, 2015

Following the lead of other teams in Bay Counties League West and Central leagues, Convent has hired an athletic trainer who will assess injuries and work to help girls get off the bench. “You definitely need an athletic trainer, especially in high school sports,” JV vol- leyball ...

Riders cycle indoors with candlelight, music

Riders cycle indoors with candlelight, music

November 7, 2013

Sarah Selzer Senior Reporter Unlike the typical gym where training equipment is spread out with each exerciser working at her own pace, women of all ages cycle together by candlelight to loud electronic music at SoulCycle spin classes. “I enjoy SoulCycle because it doesn’t feel like a hard o...

Motion-activated video games are physically beneficial

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February 7, 2012

Elizabeth Burkett Reporter The image of a teenager slouched on a couch playing video games has changed with the introduction of motion-sensitive gaming devices that require body motions interacting with life-like images on the screen and getting exercise in the process. “I use our family Wii Fit to pla...

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