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Hiring Outdoor Staff for the 2019-2020 School Year!

The TCU Outdoor Center is hiring staff for the 2019-2020 school year.  Staff members at the TCU Outdoor Center help by renting out equipment to customers, leading outdoor excursions, belaying climbers and maintaining a safe and enjoyable climbing wall experience. Our staff is made up of roughly 20 people who help create a fun and inviting… Read more »

What the Heck is HIIT?

What the Heck is HIIT? We see a lot of fads come and go in the fitness world, and unfortunately most of them are ultimately a waste of time. However, there’s one recent trend that everyone should add to their arsenal – HIIT. HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training, and it’s performed just as… Read more »

Powerlifting vs. Weightlifting

Powerlifting vs. Weightlifting The two big barbell sports, powerlifting and weightlifting, seem to be experiencing a rise in popularity over the last few years, so let’s take a few minutes to clear up some of the details and differences between these two approaches. The Bottom Line Powerlifting trains strength, Weightlifting trains power Powerlifting consists of… Read more »

The 6 Key Principles of a Successful Fitness Plan

Starting a new lifting program can be a daunting task, and hitting a plateau after a year or two of working out can be frustrating. If you’re facing either of these situations, make sure that you are considering each of these principles that guarantee your success in the weight room.   Progressive Overload – If… Read more »

Why Is Conditioning Better Than Cardio?

As the cardio deck fills up in preparation for warmer weather, I feel that I should take the opportunity to share some ideas related to cardiovascular fitness and fat loss. We all want to look and feel our best, but sometimes we just can’t seem to find the time to stick to a plan. Although… Read more »

Want to Learn How to Nail a Headstand or Inversion?

If you’ve always wanted to perfect one of those impressive yoga headstands (also known as sirsasanas), then we have a class for you! Six Week to Sirsasana 6 weeks MP2, 4:30-5:30pm Wednesdays  February 1st – March 8th 2017 $50 per participant     This class is designed for intermediate yogis looking to improve their arm balance… Read more »

BODYPUMP 100 Launch – Free Event 1/28/17

Come join the excitement at the BODYPUMP 100 Launch Event for FREE! Our instructors will be rolling out the newest release of the original barbell class. January 28th at 10am in Multi-Purpose Room #1

BattleFrog 2016

Back in March 2016, I had the rare privilege of tagging along with four Horned Frogs on a flight to Atlanta, where they represented Texas Christian University on a national athletic stage. I know that “BattleFrog” sounds like an event tailor-made for TCU students, but it was much bigger than that. Even though we had done our… Read more »