Forget it. After next week, there’s NO WAY you’re getting to the gym: Between desk crits, papers, and exams, you’re doomed to watch your all that hard work from summer vanish into a puddle of failed plots by the end of October.
New students, don’t even think of buying a gym membership — it will only hurt all the more when you’re knee deep in foamcore and delirious from 20 hours straight of prepping cut files. When you feel like you can’t go on anymore, maybe you’ll think of doing a little heavy breathing and get your dog down with some online yoga classes at YogaGlo. In a previous life, when I was doing 4-5 hours of yoga a week, I managed to get some pretty high standards. For two years I’ve been trying to find the “right” yoga studio and so far it’s been an epic fail. Yet, last week, when I was talking to another way overworked friend of mine, she suggested that I look into YogaGlo. I have had great ambitions to get back into yoga, but when it requires 90 minutes of class time, 15 minutes of travel (each way!) and another 20 minutes to find my yoga mat and workout clothes, a nearly three hour commitment is hardly worth the trip. For 16 bucks a month (and a 2-week free trial) you can test out anywhere from a 5 minute to a 2-hour (120 min) class any time you want. There are hundreds of classes online with really great instruction. I’ve been doing it for about a week, and it definitely kept me a bit more centered, even when I only had an extra 20 minutes to spare.