Have you ever wondered about the buzz surrounding creatine in the world of fitness or noticed friends incorporating it into their routines? What exactly is creatine, and is it a magical elixir, a secret ingredient, or just some kind of water flavoring? Join us on this journey to uncover the truth about creatine, get all your burning questions answered, and discover whether it truly lives up to the hype!

What is creatine?

You might recognize Abigail Beck as our new cycle instructor at the Downtown Sun Devil Fitness Complex. She’s taken the initiative to create two new programs this semester, Cycle Beat by Beat and Cycle Rise and Reset. In both classes, Abigail is working hard to create an atmosphere where everyone feels welcome at the gym and can take a mental break from the stresses of college. 

Want to prepare to run in Sparky’s Challenge Run or have another race you’d like to join? Not sure where to start or looking for some pointers to improve your running game? Here are some tips to help you train so you can perform at your best! Invest in some quality running shoes Wearing running shoes that support your arches is important to keep your feet healthy and happy as you train. Make sure that they are comfortable, too. To get the best shoes for you, go to a shop that specialises in running shoes, such as Road Runner Sports in Tempe Marketplace.

Sometimes the idea of lifting weights can be intimidating. The problem only compounds when we hear myths and misconceptions about lifting weights and what it will do to our body. Read on to clear up some of these myths and get your lifting on! 

Myth: Lifting makes women bulky.

Have you ever wanted to begin a cardio routine but didn’t know where to start? Or maybe you already have developed a habit, but don’t know if you are getting the most out of it? If you find yourself in this situation, we have some great recommendations to improve your health benefits through this form of exercise. 

According to The Department of Health and Human Services, there are a couple of methods we can use to reap maximum benefits.

There are many myths that surround working out. Some of these misconceptions play into why we don’t move our bodies as much as we could, so read on to bust some common fitness myths! 

Myth: You have to work out in a gym to have a good workout.

False. You can exercise just about anywhere and still get in a good workout. In your dorm, at the park, and in the pool to name a few—get creative with it! Aim for a mix of aerobic, strength, and flexibility moves to get the most benefits.

HRM stands for heart rate monitor. With so many options for heart rate monitors on the market today, it can be difficult trying to figure out which kind is the best for you. Should you go with a wrist watch monitor or a traditional chest strap monitor? We will give you the pros and cons of both types so that you can make the best choice for your lifestyle.

Wrist Heart Rate Monitor

Summer is fast approaching. Say you want to get lean and get that summer body. Your first instinct is to look to cardio to reach this goal. Running, biking, swimming — anything that will help you sweat out the calories.

But, exactly how much cardio should you do? How much is too much?

While there is no straight-to-the-point answer that fits all body types, athletic abilities or genetics, it is possible to get a rough estimate of what you need. That being said,regular cardio exercise is undisputedly an important part of a productive, effective weight loss routine.

The ASU Quidditch program made a fantastic start of the year. Their ASU team placed 2nd in their Regional tournament, winning an automatic bid to the National Tournament in Texas! Their second team, Sun Devil Quidditch (SDQ) worked solidly in the tournament as well, earning an At-Large-Bid to the National Tournament as well! This means for the first time in organization history, two teams will be competing at the biggest Quidditch stage possible-- an enormous win for Sun Devil Sport Clubs!

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