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An Update on College “Gymtimidation”

Written by    Mar 25, 2019

Earlier this semester, I wrote a post on going to my first rec fitness class at OSU. I’m the person that hates the gym because of my gymtimidation, which really means I’m irrationally anxious about the amount of people that can see me exercising in public—and mostly using every machine and technique incorrectly. Any time I went to one of the recreation centers, I had this fear […]

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Athletics, Author, fitness, Personal Events, Recreation, Stress, Stress Relief, Student Life

My First Rec. Fitness Class

Written by    Jan 15, 2019

I hate going to the gym. Walking in the doors gives me anxiety; so many things are happening, everybody is working hard, and they can all tell that I don’t know what I’m doing. I’m told over and over that no one cares what other people do at the gym, but I always feel like everyone is looking at me. I’m uncomfortable for the whole […]

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Advice, Athletics, Author, Campus Life, fitness, nutrition, Personal, Personal Events, Recreation, Relaxation, Stress, Stress Relief, Student Life

Semester Goals (Why I’m Starting Protein Powder)

Written by    Jan 7, 2019

It’s second semester junior year, ladies! I’m back from India (hot, good food, people asked me if I was getting married). I spent a blur of a first semester going to the Clinton Global Initiative, Chicago through the Honors Cohort program, and D.C. for Buckeye Leadership Fellows (expect, at some point, a deep dive on all those different programs for all of you trying to apply), […]

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Campus Life, fitness, Personal, Recreation, Schedules

Fitness Friday

Written by    May 1, 2018

On Fridays, we work OUT. This semester, I’ve taken advantage of the events and services the RPAC, or Recreational and Physical Activity Center, has to offer.

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Author, fitness, Student Life

Everybody was Stage Combat Fightin’

Written by    Jan 2, 2018

Last spring, the Ohio State Department of Theatre announced that one of the grad students would teach an advanced movement-based stage combat class, and you can bet I was down for the chance to channel my inner James Bond.

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Academics, Classes, finals, fitness, midterms, Recreation

It’s Never Too Late to Try Something New!

Written by    Jan 18, 2017

As a second-semester junior, I can tell that I’m very settled into my routine. Generally I’m fine with this–I like having a routine of things I’m used to and that I enjoy. But I also realized that it’s been a while since I’ve tried anything outside of my routine, and I’m running out of time to do new things! That’s why I’m glad to report […]

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The early bird gets the workout

Written by    Sep 12, 2016

If you’re anything like me, you prefer to work out in a more secluded manner. I tend to sweat like a pig and get red as a tomato while going through my routines and would rather no one be around to see me fall during my attempts to hold a single-legged side plank. Unfortunately, as college students, we have little access to a gym that […]

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fitness, Personal, Recreation, Student Life

CCS is the CCBest

Written by    Jun 23, 2016

Hello again! Do you ever feel blue? NO! NEVER! Not that blue. No. No. Yes. THAT blue! Well, do you ever feel anxious or afraid or just a little off? Well guess what? Ohio State has an excellent resource to get you back to being you: Counseling and Consultation Services (CCS).

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Ben Babbles ‘Bout the Bike Paths

Written by    Jun 9, 2016

Did you like that alliteration in the title? I thought so. As you know, The OSU is located in the lovely capital city of Columbus, OH. As mentioned in every Welcome Week program, Columbus is the 15th largest city in the nation (Surprising, am I right? You would think it would be something like Toledo). Columbus is not only the capital of the state, but […]

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Advice, Arts, Athletics, Author, Campus Life, Columbus, Events, fitness, Home, Personal, Personal Events, Recreation, Relaxation, School Spirit, Stress Relief, Student Life, Travel, Uncategorized, Weather, Why Ohio State?

Summer in Cbus

Written by    Jun 8, 2016

Woah! Bam! Yahuh! That’s right! Ben is back to writing after his brief hiatus. Brief is a very subjective term. I am comparing my break in terms of the history of the universe, which would relatively make it “brief.” I am once again here to spread the Gospel of Ben (no affiliation to the Bible) and share the stories and advice of my life.

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Advice, Athletics, Author, Campus Life, Columbus, Events, fitness, Food, Home, Housing, On-campus work, Personal, Personal Events, Recreation, Relaxation, School Spirit, Stress Relief, Student Life, Student orgs, Travel, Uncategorized, University Housing, Work