Less Traditional Workouts: Getting Out Of A Winter Rut


By: Katherine Weir

Physical activity has many proven benefits :

  • improving mood
  • boosting energy
  • maintaining a healthy weight

It can be hard to get motivated in winter weather. A health club membership  at Halas Recreation Center, located on Loyola’s campus, is a great way to break a winter workout rut.

For those that don’t enjoy traditional workouts, Halas offers group fitness classes seven days a week. Classes range from Zumba to yoga to spin.

Halas also has other facilities that appeal to people who don’t like the traditional workout. An eight-lane pool and a rock wall are available for people looking for something new.

Building Manager and Swim Instructor Lindsey Anderson said, “The rock wall is a good way to workout while having fun, because it can be more of a personal challenge or goal to climb. You don’t always think about the muscles you are using or the workout you are getting, which is enjoyable for a lot of Halas members.”

Membership is complimentary for students who are enrolled in more than 12 credit hours.

Faculty, former and current staff and alumni, however, must pay to use the facilities at Halas.

The health club is not open to members of the community.

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