so ~springy~ amirite??? (photo courtesy of Bowen He ’21)
Despite what the layers of ice and snow blanketing the campus may signal, it is indeed spring break! Some of you may be jetting (or ride-begging) off into warmer climes, but for those staying
in this wintry wasteland on campus, you’ll need sustenance (even if you’re planning on hibernating through long stretches of break).
Lucky for you, we’ve outlined below what’s going to be open and what’s going to be closed and at what times the open things will be open. Just look for the place you want to eat at and then check the hours. Hint: if the place is not Weshop it probably won’t be open. If you feel like you need to see this information in chart form you can do so on the websites of each place here: (Bon Appetit, WesWings & Red and Black, Libraries).
For me, there are only two reasons to go to the gym: so people see me working out and so later I can brag that I worked out. Today, as I was checking out my biceps in the mirror, I saw someone familiar working away on the stair master. No, it wasn’t a past hookup that I was awkwardly, yet cordially, avoiding. It was President Roth! I had to find out his secret. What is the elusive Michael Roth’s workout like?
I caught Roth as he was getting off the stair master. He prefers the stair master or the elliptical because he has a chance to read. Along with that, he explained, “the handles are convenient so I don’t fall off.” He usually does cardio for at least 30 minutes before hitting the floor for some weight training. As seen in the picture above, Roth prefers to stick to the machines. All throughout, he listens to Richie Havens, the Laura Nyro Pandora station or Wilco. Best of all, he uses his cardio time to read Wesleying on his iPad. While we appreciate the loyalty, if you’re able to read, you’re able to workout harder… No excuses!
Well there you have it: 30 min cardio and some weight training on the machines. Next time you’re at Freeman and looking for a spotter, President Roth is your man.
I wanted to test this out before I posted it, but now I have and must sadly report that they have changed the headphone jacks at the gym so now they tune into what is called “Cardio Radio.” Fine, fine, you say. However, the frequency that is supposed to carry VH1 DOES NOT WORK. I have tested three elliptical machines in three days and none have worked. The same TVs are set to the same channels but the frequency DOES NOT WORK.
I’m devastated. Reruns of the Surreal Life and Best Week Ever are an exerciser’s dream. I’m assuming that I would contact someone from here, but I do not know whether it is an equipment issue or a facility issue. Anyone have a clue?
If you’re anything like me, you might be intimidated to venture across the invisible boy/girl line at Freeman that cuts across the cardio machines on one side and the weight machines on the other. It’s a phenomenon that prompts dozens of girls upon hearing about it to scream at you and say “NO! THAT’S NOT TRUE BECAUSE I LIFT WEIGHTS!”
Yeah. Ok, clear that out of the way. Yes, you lift weights. Congratulations.
Anyway, Wesleyan Wrestling coach Drew Black wants to encourage everyone at Wesleyan to use the facilities to their full capacity. He made a site that will show you how to use every machine in the gym and also what muscles it works.
“This new site is for the entire Wesleyan community,” Black says. “Our fitness center is one of the most used facilities on campus and I want everyone to have a tool and resource they can turn to for information on how to reach their strength and fitness goals whether you are a varsity athlete, a recreational athlete, a lifetime fitness enthusiast, or someone who is recovering from an injury.”
It might be a useful resource in breaking down the invisible wall.