Spring break is right around the corner, and it seems like just yesterday you were setting your New Year’s resolution to get in shape by the time it came around. Co-ed life can be busy, though; between school, work, friends, and just life and general. Carving out time to workout and get fit can be challenging. Spring break may seem like it has snuck up on you, leaving little time for preparation, but do not fret. We’ve created 5 tips for looking and feeling your best, all of which can be done around Bloomington the week before spring break. Time is of the essence, so knowing where to go and what to do is essential. Whether you are jetting off to warmer weather or relaxing at home, follow this guide to get yourself ready for spring break in no time.
Hit a yoga class at Vibe
You don’t have to have any yoga experience to benefit from a class at Vibe. All levels are offered in both heated varieties and not, and if you’re willing to wake up early, you can even catch some classes offered at $5. Yoga is the perfect way to tone and stretch your body all-the-while clearing and rejuvenating your mind- just what the doctor ordered the week before spring break. Check the link below for class scheduling and pricing. Sign up and take unlimited classes for you first month for only $49.
1705 N. College Ave
Sweat it out for 30 minutes at 9Round
This workout will be over before you even realize how hard you’re working. Don’t worry though, your muscles will remind you of it the next day. 9Round is a kickboxing studio in Bloomington specializing in getting you in and out for 30 minutes of high intensity cardio. It’s fun fast and effective- the perfect combo for a pre-Spring break power workout. You pay a monthly fee to join, but can do an unlimited amount of workouts during that time. Even better, your first workout is free!
116 S Indiana Ave
M-Th 9-1:30, 2:30-8
Friday 10-1:30, 2:30-7
Stock up on healthy foods at Bloomingfoods
It’s like Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, but full of fruits and vegetables and granola. Make a stop here before you leave to fill up on healthy and fresh foods to make you feel good from the inside out. The store has multiple locations and takes campus access. They also have a fresh deli bar where you can get a delicious sandwich or wrap, and a soup and salad bar chock full of fresh and yummy veggies.
3220 East Third St. (East)
614 East Second St. (Elm Heights)
Get a mani/pedi
The fastest way to make yourself feel fabulous is with a fresh manicure and/or pedicure. You can feel pampered for an hour, and walk away with pretty nails and toes. Go for a bright pink or orange color to spring forward to the warmer season; if you’re going somewhere warm, you’ll set the tropical tone. If you’re staying home, it’ll help you channel you inner sand and waves.
Some spots we suggest:
VIP Nails, W. 6th Street
Nailtique inside College Mall, 2890 E. 3rd St
Pro Nails, 3297 W 3rd St
Average mani/pedi cost: $30
Update your spring wardrobe with help from the shops on Kirkwood
If your closet could use some livening up, look no further than Bloomington’s own Kirkwood Avenue for some inspiration. The stylish shops lining this street have all kinds of options available in all different price ranges and are just a short walk away from anywhere on campus. Stop by Cactus Flower for something trendy and cute or a throwback to something vintage. Bluetique has you covered when it comes to adding some colorful Pinterest-esque pieces to your wardrobe. Pitaya has lots of cool accessories including shoes, sunglasses, hats, and jewelry to round out your updated look. Urban Outfitters is a classic when it comes to staple pieces like t-shirts, flannels, and denim shorts. Best of all, all of these stores are located within walking distance of one another, and are nestled in between some great dining options if all the shopping makes you hungry.
Healthy, happy, and ready for spring break is how you’ll feel if you follow these tips. Treat yourself to some healthy food or a workout class, or maybe even a manicure and a new outfit. Looking good is all about how you feel, and we guarantee that after following this list, you’ll be feeling great.
Devynn Barnes is a journalism and French major at Indiana University. You can follow her on Twitter @devynnbarnes. To stay tuned to more articles for classy co-eds, be sure to follow College Lifestyles on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter @CLCS_IU – See more at: http://collegelifestyles.org/indianauniversity/2015/02/04/iu-auditorium-presents-the-peking-acrobats/#sthash.ms3nN5Gc.dpuf