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The Argonaut – Get out, get moving – for free


It’s amazing how many resources the University of Idaho has available to help students from all fitness level and activity preference for getting out and moving. According to the CDC, regular physical activity can improve brain health, reduce short-term anxiety, lower your risk of developing depression and anxiety, and help you sleep better (hello, college life). I’ve spent the past four years exploring campus and wanted to share my short list of ways to get moving, even in the dead of winter. The best part? You’ve already paid for it with your student fees, so everything is free and waiting to be discovered.

Go outside

  • Arboretum (old) – Just behind the Physical Education Building (PEB), a feeling of natural forest
  • Arboretum (new) – Seriously, have you seen this place? 63 acres, 17,000 plants, a 1 mile gravel loop with side trails to explore and the best fall colors
  • Paradise Path – To stroll, ride, walk, run, cycle or get to Safeway
  • Geocaching – Download a geocaching application. There are several caches on campus that you might come across every day without knowing it
  • Outdoor program – Information on outdoor opportunities in the area and help with trip planning

To move

  • Bodybuilding zone and circuit – Student recreation center (SRC). Weight room, stretching room and endless equipment options
  • Free hardware verification – SRC. Discover equipment for basketball, badminton, billiards, disc golf, dodge ball, football, Frisbee, floor hockey, shuffleboard, football, table tennis, volleyball -ball. They also have outdoor games: badminton, pétanque, croquet, horseshoes, trac ball, tug-o-war, volleyball
  • Basketball court – Two at SRC, two at PEB, one at Memorial Gym, one at ICCU Arena
  • Mixed terrain – SRC. First come, first served; they will set up nets / equipment for you!
  • Racquetball courts – Four at Kibbie Dome, one at PEB. Free Kibbie Equipment Check
  • Tennis court – Parking PEB, Admin Lawn (outside), and by reservation at Kibbie Dome (winter only)
  • Sand volleyball courts – Between Wallace and the Tower
  • Indoor track – A 1/5 mile track on Kibbie soil (winter use only) and Kibbie loop hall (year round), a 1/9 mile track in SRC
  • Intramural sports – Grab friends and sign up to play flag football, cornhole, tennis, spike ball, frisbee golf, volleyball, Ultimate frisbee, pickleball, indoor soccer, doubles badminton or basketball 3 against 3 this fall
  • Club sports – Baseball, bass fishing, rock climbing, cycling, quick throw, hockey, horse polo, lacrosse, lumberjack sports, rodeo, rugby, skiing, soccer, trap shooting, ultimate frisbee, Vandal Spirit Squad, volleyball , water polo
  • Swimming center – A shallow 25-meter swimming pool and a 25-meter deep swimming pool. Check their website for daily open swim times.
  • Climbing center – In SRC. A 55-foot pillar and 6,000 square feet of climbing area
  • Frisbee Golf Course – Corner of 6e Street and peripheral promenade, behind the Hartung
  • To explore – How many roof terraces are open to students? Have you ever seen the campus gargoyles? Find a place that you think no one else knows about.

To learn more about one of these resources, stop by our “Get out, move” health hut on ISUB Square on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

So this is it ! Try something new, get outside, get moving, don’t spend a dime and enjoy our wonderful campus and your wonderful body.

https://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/basics/pa-health/index.htm

Brooklyn Perry is a double major in Exercise and Health Sciences and Spanish. She is a peer health educator with Vandal Health Education and loves going out to explore different areas of the Idaho campus.

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