Fall Fitness: 4 Tips for Maintaining Your Summer Bod

Alain Saint-Dic
Alain Saint-Dic, Health and Fitness Editor at 20something, brings over nine years of experience in the health and fitness industry. Though he studied pre-law, his love for the human body, it's adaptive ability and unlocking the largely untapped potential of human beings led him to pursue a passionate career in health, fitness, and athletics.

It’s that time of the year again when students everywhere are packing up their laptop cases, and getting ready for another semester of studies and socializing. Among all of the fall activities, one of the first to fall off is the pursuit of fitness. Summer bods have been conquered and utilized. The workout high is not so important anymore as you begin drowning in your school work. However, fitness is a methodical process that you build on, year by year. Don’t fall off just because you’re pursuing your degree.

Workout in Between classes

Equally utilizing time for studies and tackling fitness goals is essential. The first few weeks may be hard, but it’s a great time to take on the challenge of setting a schedule that you can stick to for the entire semester. Instead of socializing in-between classes, try hitting the gym or taking a yoga class on campus.

Wake up earlier

Unless you have a 7 a.m. class, the best solution to finding extra time in your day is usually in the morning. This time can be used either to workout or to tackle unfinished schoolwork, so you have an opportunity to attend SoulCycle after your last class.

Find a simple and effective workout that fits into your schedule

Keep it simple. If your workout doesn’t take mental energy away from you, it’s much easier to get around to it, regardless of the time of day. Check out the 20something fitness page for quick workout ideas.

Eat breakfast

Healthy body, healthy mind. This part of the day is overlooked by many college students. Breakfast provides nutrients and positive triggers to start your day. It helps you to power through your your day like a champ and it forces you to at least do one optional thing consistently. It’s a great bookmark to plan your workouts around, and a pretty solid energy source for staying awake in class.