Tag Archives: Fitness

Thunder Alley Gets the Bowling Ball Rolling

Grand Canyon University student bowls at the new student life center, Thunder AlleyGrand Canyon University is regularly adding features to enhance the vibrant student life that campus students experience. GCU’s exciting newest addition, the Thunder Alley Bowling Lanes, opened November 14 in the Thunder Alley basement.

The bowling alley features six lanes plus a game room with pool tables, ping pong, a Golden Tee Arcade Game, air hockey and two lounge areas with big screen TV’s. The space is designed to be a relaxing and fun area for students, faculty and staff to hang out, watch the big game or bowl a few strikes or pick up a few spares. The facility is also available to reserve or rent for special occasions. Reservations can be made through Stacy Haddow in the Office of Student Life.
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The Secret to a Flat Stomach

By Krisann Valdez
Photo by Alyssa Adams

Cardio. Cardio. Cardio. I cannot emphasize it enough.

GCU alum and cross country runner Arlin GuadianDoing a 100 crunches a day may seem like a great path towards a flat stomach (or a six-pack) but did you know that cardio is actually a much more successful route to burning belly fat?

Georgia State University nutrition professor Christine Rosenbloom says that 60 minutes of activity a day (from brisk walking to kickboxing) coupled with a healthy diet, is the best way to burn excess belly fat.
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Get in Shape for 2011 With Fitness Challenge

New year. New you.

That’s the thinking behind the six-week New Year Fitness Challenge, which launches on Monday, Jan. 17, and runs through Sunday, Feb. 27.

Chuck Howard, GCU’s strength and conditioning coach, has devised a competition that will reward the teams and individuals who compile the most points through exercise and nutrition habits.

The competition, open to all students and staff, will include a Final Fitness Challenge event at the Student Recreation Center on Thursday, Feb. 24.

“We want to create a community of regular users of the center, who will bring others in,” Howard says. “The competition will foster that. It’s a great opportunity to get people more involved.”

Here are the basics of the New Year Fitness Challenge:

  • Who can enter: Teams of three people in two mixed-gender categories (younger than 30 and 30-plus). There also are individual divisions for men and women, also subdivided by age.
  • Scoring: Points awarded for 40 minutes of continuous exercise at least five days a week. Points also awarded for eating breakfast, adequate daily hydration, weight loss and maintaining a nutrition/exercise log.
  • How to enter: Team/individual registration forms available in the fitness area on the second level of the Student Recreation Center. Deadline for entries is Friday, Jan. 14. Each participant must weigh in by Jan. 14. An exercise and nutrition log will be emailed after registration. Each team is required to have a captain and a team name.

For questions, email Howard at chuck.howard@gcu.edu or call him at 639.6655.