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Dec 26, 2014

7 Healthier Alternatives For Your Favorite Holiday Dishes

Now, if only there was a way to address hangovers and embarrassing family moments, which inevitably seem to be at the mercy of the holidays.

Dec 17, 2014

Don’t Drop the Ball: Get Toned In Time For NYE

Get toned just in time for NYE with this 2 week workout.

Nov 20, 2014

Sneaky Ways to Fit Exercise Into Your Busy Schedule

For majority of us, spare time will be in short supply during the next month, and spending the little time we have working out might not be our top priority.

Nov 8, 2014

Get Some Post-Halloween Fitness with this Pumpkin Workout [CC’s ShapeU]

Like most twenty-somethings who love getting in the spirit of one of the most popular holidays for college-aged women everywhere,...

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Oct 29, 2014

Colliegette’s Guide to Navigating the Gym [CC’s ShapeU]

The gym is a great resource to have in your fitness arsenal. Since most gyms give free trials, guest passes,...

Boost Your Immune System With Exercise [CC’s ShapeU]

Right around the end of October, when the weather turns cold and our activity levels start to slow down, this...

Oct 22, 2014

Have A More Productive Day with this Morning Yoga Routine [CC’s ShapeU]

It’s 7:45 am. You’re laying in bed, staring at the ceiling, and toying with the idea of skipping your 8:30...

Oct 15, 2014

Keep it Outdoors: The 4-Move Routine You Can Do Anywhere [CC’s ShapeU]

Contrary to what Subway may have us believe, Halloween is definitely not the reason to stay healthy and fit this...

Oct 8, 2014

Oct 1, 2014

Fall into Fitness: 4 Easy Hacks to Stay Active This Season [CC’s ShapeU]

Fall is the best time to be fit. Sure, it may not be sunny and 75 every day, but the crisp breeze and lower humidity make it a lot more conducive to workouts than those scorching summer months.

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Sep 30, 2014

Collegiettes Love Pumpkin: A Not-So-Basic Guide to Pumpkin Spice Treats

Now, it's been said that this penchant for pumpkin is what some would consider "basic" AKA simple, unoriginal and boring. But let me tell you that anyone who feels this way is seriously disturbed.

Sep 24, 2014

Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Melissa Fumero Shares Her Tips for Staying In Shape [CC’s ShapeU]

Between the late nights, the early mornings, and the Hollywood craziness that goes along with having a lead role in an award winning series, Melissa is definitely an expert on maintaining balance while crunched for time.

Sep 16, 2014

The 5 Best Exercises for Crop Top Worthy Abs [CC’s ShapeU]

If you're looking to build crop top worthy abs, these five exercises to tone and define your core will get you on you way to owning the look!

Sep 9, 2014

The Perfect Dorm Room Workout to Beat the Freshman Fifteen [CC’s ShapeU]

Ah yes, the freshman 15, bane of a collegiette's existence. Freshmen everywhere consider the potential for gaining weight in college, some even think it's inevitable. But it's not!

Sep 2, 2014

7 Back-to-School Fitness Tips & The Keg Stand Workout from MissMotivational [CC’s ShapeU]

ShapeU and MissMotivational have your back with some syllabus-week hacks and fool-proof tips for staying fit, even with the parties!

Aug 26, 2014

I Love My Active Summer: The Post-Barbecue Workout

Whether you're already away at school hitting up a frat party, heading to your family lake house for a barbecue, or perhaps spending the day at the beach for a seaside clambake, this weekend's festivities will be full of food and drinks...plenty of food and drinks!

Aug 19, 2014

I Love My Active Summer: Four Moves for your Beach Workout [CC’s ShapeU]

With only a few weekends left to hit the beach before assignments pick up, work resumes its year-round chaos, and summer comes to an official end, cramming in some last-minute, sun-filled bliss is definitely a must.

Aug 12, 2014

I Love My Active Summer: 4 Rainy Day Fitness Routines [CC’s ShapeU]

In light of the recent gloomy weather that has hit my area, I decided to opt for a slightly more unconventional summer fitness post: the rainy day summer workout!

Aug 5, 2014

I Love My Active Summer: Free Fitness in Your Area [CC’s ShapeU]

Who wouldn't love the chance to try new workouts and mix up their fitness routine? What about if you could find an amazing outdoor workout geared towards summertime fitness in your area? Oh, and did I mention it's free?

Jul 30, 2014

Everything You Need for Planning the Perfect Summer Hike [CC’s ShapeU]

One of the best ways to be active during the summer is to get out and take a hike...literally!

Jul 22, 2014

The Best Poolside Workouts to Melt Fat in the Summer Sun [CC’s ShapeU]

It's easy to spend countless hours poolside just soaking in the sunshine, but when it's such a glorious day to spend outdoors, why not make it count and get a workout in as well?

Jul 16, 2014

I Love My Active Summer: Flip Out Over Aerial Yoga [CC’s ShapeU]

For those of us who are busy working, taking classes, interning, or just trying to save some cash, perhaps a vacation from your usual, go-to workout regimen is exactly what you need. And aerial yoga is a great place to start!

Jul 9, 2014

I Love My Active Summer: Take a Running Tour of A New City [CC’s ShapeU]

It may seem a bit of an oxymoron, touring and running, but for the fast-paced fitness junkies this is a perfect combination. And how cool is it to be able to explore a new city in such a unique and unorthodox way?

Jul 1, 2014

I Love My Active Summer: Wanderlust Yoga Festival Is a Yogi’s Dream [CC’s ShapeU]

Alright yoga-lovers, omniscience-seekers, and namaste-sayers: this one's for you!

Jun 24, 2014

I Love My Active Summer: The Perfect Active Getaways [CC’s ShapeU]

Alright collegiates, listen up! It's time to start your amazing, active summer, and love every second of it! Why? Because effective last weekend, summertime is officially here!

Jun 17, 2014

Miss Motivational’s 3 Simple Exercises to Make YOU Fit and Fierce [CC’s ShapeU]

In last week’s post, we chatted it up with Miss Motivational, contestant on Fit or Flop, and got her...

Jun 10, 2014

Miss Motivational on Fitness, Motivation and a Healthy College Lifestyle [CC’s ShapeU]

The "Fit or Flop" star weighs in on all our burning questions.

Jun 3, 2014

The Worst Fitness Gadgets That Are Totally NOT Worth Your Money [CC’s ShapeU]

Don't let those infomercials fool you! A lot of the promises made by fancy fitness product lines are actually easy to accomplish without spending a ton of money!

May 27, 2014

The Perfect Detox Workout [CC’s ShapeU]

I'm especially talking to you seniors: has your week long hangover dissipated yet?

May 15, 2014

Health Advice Every College Girl Should Read [#NationalWomensHealthWeek]

While some aspects of our health are well discussed among friends - periods, sex, our spin class that completely kicked our butt - others may be neglected, but that doesn't mean we never have questions about them.

May 6, 2014

7 Health Habits You Should Kick to the Curb [CC’s ShapeU]

There always seems to be tons of tips out there geared towards helping us form healthy habits. But what tips should we actually follow? And which should be our priority?

Apr 29, 2014

How to Get the Most From Your Workout [CC’s ShapeU]

Trying to maximize your workouts in the little time you have? We've got you covered.

Apr 22, 2014

What’s #Trending? Hot Spring Workouts Focus on Fitness Favorites [CC’s ShapeU]

To get a head start on our spring fitness routines, here are a few fitness favorites that you'll be seeing a lot of this season!

Apr 15, 2014

The Truth About Losing Belly Fat [CC’s ShapeU]

So many of us struggle with not just losing it but keeping it off for good. While some experts chalk it up to body-type, genetics, or just being a woman, others say there are definitely some steps you can take to work on burning belly fat!

Apr 9, 2014

Fitness and Sickness: Working Out While You’re Under the Weather [CC’s ShapeU]

I'm talking to you, fitness fanatics, who would rather run with an oxygen mask than skip a workout in the name of a lousy cold!

Apr 1, 2014

Girls Who Lift: We Want YOU to Strength Train [CC’s ShapeU]

It seems as though most girls are afraid of getting too bulky, looking too manly, and not achieving the feminine physique they desire, so instead of resistance training they opt for some form of cardio and call it a day.

Mar 18, 2014

Spring ShapeUp: 6 Tips to Stay Fit and Safe During Spring Break [CC’s ShapeU]

To help not only keep you on track, but also avoid some not-so-great situations that plenty of spring breakers fall into, here are some tips on staying healthy, fit, and safe during spring break!