With many SOU students at home or taking all online classes, Campus Recreation provides a list of virtual resources to maintain your physical and mental wellbeing. Check out this list below for at-home fitness ideas, mental health resources, tips for online learning, and more!
Get Fit at Home
Can’t make it to the SRC? Here are a few apps and online videos to help you get a sweat on at home.
FitOn – tons of completely FREE workouts, including yoga, dance, cardio, HIIT, and more. Plus, create custom workout plans.
Nike Run Club – Track your runs and walks, see split times, and share your progress with your friends. The app also has a selection of guided runs if you need a little extra coaching.
Nike Training Club – a variety of different workouts are available, including no-equipment, some equipment, and full equipment workouts. You’ll also have access to training and nutrition tips and workout plans to help you get started.
Down Dog Yoga – Great for experienced yogis and beginners, plus HIIT, Barre, and more. Free for students, faculty, and staff until January 1, just make sure to sign up with your sou.edu email!
Strava – Track your activity, join challenges, and map your progress against your friends. Great for runners and cyclists.
Yoga with Adriene – High-quality, guided yoga videos, great for all levels. There’s even a playlist of videos for beginners.
Fitness Blender – Search over 500 free workouts by length, difficulty, training type, muscles used, calories burned, and more.
It’s more important now than ever to check in with yourself and practice mindfulness.
Headspace – Guided meditations focused on stress and anxiety, sleeping, movement and exercise, and more. The free version includes basic meditations and special pack focused on the current events. The Student version is only $9.99 per year.
Calm – Meditation app with a large library of guided courses, nature sounds, and video lessons on mindful movement. There is a free version and a paid version.
Smiling Mind – a completely free mindfulness website and app. Includes programs for adults and for kids.
Ten Percent Happier – The free version of the app has essential meditations, along with daily reminders and stat-tracking. They also have a podcast covering a variety of mental health and mindfulness topics.
Meditation for College Students – Check out this blog post from Best Colleges if you want to learn more about meditation practice benefits. At the end of the article, they have some tips for starting a meditation practice while in college.
Passing the Time
Learn a new hobby, start a journal, or get started on your spring cleaning.
Gratitude Happiness Journal App – This app lets you write and send thank-you notes to people in your life. It also includes features like inspirational quotes, reminders to practice gratefulness throughout the day, and of course, the ability to jot down what you’re grateful for.
SOU Presence – This is the way to connect to Clubs and other Student Organizations. Find a club to join or a new activity to attend.
SOU Support Groups – Weekly support groups, including Anxiety Relief, Community Recovery in Education (CORE), Fire Support, Women’s and LGBTQIA+ Sexual Assault Survivors Healing groups, and Chronic Pain and Chronic Illness support. Find more information about these groups on the Office of the Dean of Students website.