Physical activity can reduce stress, improve mood, and benefit your physical health! Physical activity is just as important for your emotional well-being as it is for your physical well-being. If you are thinking about incorporating more physical activity in your routine or need to find ways to stay motivated, check out the information below!
Benefits to Physical Activity
How to Start Physical Activity
Getting started with a new physical activity can sometimes feel intimidating or overwhelming. This feeling is normal! Often times you need to try an activity a couple of times before you start feeling confident. Use the tips below to help explore ways to start physical activity and stick with it!
Get Physically Active
Homewood and Peabody
The Ralph S. O’Connor Center for Recreation and Well-Being has several ways for students to boost their physical well-being. Check some of their offerings below.
- Group fitness classes offer students a structured format for physical activity with the chance to meet new friends.
- Climbing and Bouldering Walls offers routes for all levels of climbers
- Experiential Education offers students ways to explore areas outside and around Baltimore through hiking, kayaking, and more.
- Sports Clubs offer students various ways to engage with their peers and sharpen their athletic skills.
- Personal Training is available for an additional cost to O’Connor Recreation members. Individuals can have up to 10 60-minute sessions with a personal trainer.
- Features personal training, group classes, a women’s weight room, and intramural team sports. A satellite center is on the 9th floor of the School of Public Health. You can also visit the Cooley Center YouTube channel for on-demand classes.
- Check out this Hub article for information on gyms at JHU.
- The Wilderness Society’s partnership initiatives built an interactive map of outdoor groups in the US to connect nature lovers and provide resources in the LGBTQ+ community.