People love going to the gym. They love posting about it on social media so everyone can see that they are fit and healthy, and they love to see other people at the gym also being fit and health. If you are not that fit and healthy, like most people tend to be, then this article is for you. Do you want to go to the gym to work out hard but not actually work out hard? Do you want to post pictures of yourself getting “swole” without having to lift anything? Do you want an excuse to wear your cute and comfy workout clothes all day long? Well if you answered yes to any of these questions then I have the solution for you. It is Richard Simmon’s new workout platform “Working out without Working out!” This basic 25 step program will have you looking like a gym rat in no time, and it is complete with moderations for beginners to advanced. Now you can work out like the pros do without actually being in shape. This program is perfect for getting in a workout before class or work so you do not have to be all gross and sweaty at the end. Here are a few samples of the workouts Richard Simmions offers.
- The perfect workout selfie: The key to this workout is to have your headphones on making it look like you are really concentrating. There are many variations that can make this workout fit you. You can pose by the weight rack for the perfect Snap Chat story, or lay on the floor stretching for an Instagram picture with a great inspiration caption. Once you have completed this workout, all your followers will believe you are a hard core gym rat.
- Gathering equipment workout: This workout is for advanced persons due to the fact that you may actually exert energy moving things from place to place, but once you get the form down it’s very simple. All you have to do it go get equipment, like weights or medicine balls, and take them to where you are working out. Get one set of something like weights and stand around with them while they are simply sitting on the ground. You can do some stretching and deep breathing to really give the full effect of working out. Then after a few minutes take the weights back grab another piece of equipment and repeat. This exercise really gets the other gym goers thinking that you workout just like them.
- Heavy breathing and watch checking exercise: Whats great about this workout is that it allows you to interact with the other gym members. Pick your favorite bench to put your water bottle and phone down on, this can be by the squat racks or over by the dumb bell benches. Then set the weights ups like you would if you were actually going to lift them, now pretend like you have just finished a set! Walk around stretching your legs or arms, breath heavily, check your watch like you are timing yourself between sets, and drink some water while sitting on the bench. The key to this workout is to do this all very slowly, take your time to get the motions down correctly. Once you have them down you can throw in conversation with others! This will help connect you with them and make a much stronger workout.
These are just a few of the workouts Richard Simmons has to offer. Remember to take the workouts slow because they can be difficult to master, and if possible always have a workout partner to help spot you when you try more advanced moves such going in to the weightroom supply closet to looks for new equipment. This 25 step workout plan is essential for making anyone look fit and healthy, so you must complete each step of the process for it to work. Good luck and happy faking it!
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It was just recently announced that the beloved sandwich shop, Create will be closing for the rest of the semester. Martha’s has begun to offer some of what Create had to offer which fixes some of the pain of the empty space where Create once thrived. Some days, Create was the perfect place to get a nice sandwich and some veggies. Create’s clever names for their sandwiches were unique and creative but will most definitely be missed for being delicious. Word around campus is that Sophie’s Café as well as Java George will be replaced next semester as well. Sophie’s will be replaced by a 24-hour market with a variety of foods and drinks. Java George will be replaced by Einstein Brother’s bagels. Plans for these new places are not for certain as of now, but The Elm will keep you up to date on any news surrounding the matter. These two new additions will allow students to have more choices as well. The market in the library will better benefit students who are stuck studying or writing papers for hours and need a break from math equations or history papers. Students will have easy access to this new market for when Martha’s is closed along with the dining hall. One question that has been common asked is, will there be healthier options at the new places? Many students loved Create because it provided a fresher alternative that provided more vegetables and grains for students. Although there is lots of sadness surrounding the absence of Create, many students are looking forwards to the new options coming to the college.
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As April Fools is fast approach so is an exciting new restaurant! It has just been confirmed by Chestertown officials that a new burger joint will be coming to our beloved college town! Bob’s Burgers has made plans to open their restaurant on May 1. A perfect time for those of you who are participating in May Day! Plans are being constructed as we speak. Bob Belcher has made several trips to Chestertown to look around further at the new town they will be calling home. Now, some might call this fake news but I can confirm that this is most definitely a true reporting. Linda Belcher gave a statement saying she was, ”so excited for her kids to grow up in such a cute little town with really exciting people.” She also hopes to bring a musical aspect to the restaurant but her husband Bob shut down that idea fairly quickly. Bob Belcher hopes to bring his great food and friendly service to Chestertown along with his humorous and unique names for his famous burgers. Students have heard rumors around campus but no worries here, it is confirmed right here in this article. Be on the lookout for this exciting new restaurant. And the best part? If you show you student ID card when you pay your bill, you’ll get a student discount! So get ready Chestertown because the Belcher crowd is anxious for their business to start growing right here in our beloved college town.
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April Fools Week
Tonight, Speaker of Senate Benjamin Fizer ’19 swore in the new Speaker of Senate Parakram Karki ’19. Karki was then able to swear in Melat Kiros ’19 as president and Brandon Gross ’20 as Vice President, and Review Board members Victoria Cline ’19, Ashlyn Gardner ’18, and Myssa Abusin ‘19. The Review Board will be conducting interviews for those who applied for various secretary positions this week. With a new semester fast approaching, so is a new SGA ready to tackle on the year. All the new officers are looking forward to a new year while bringing lots of new and exciting ideas to campus.
An exciting announcement to follow the new officers of SGA being sworn in, Dwight Schrute from Dunder Mifflin Paper Company in Scranton, Pennsylvania has agreed to be the new advisor for our Student Government Association. He has promised to aid the newly elected leaders with all his wisdom he tried to offer co-worker Jim Halpert. Schrute promises to encourage the newly elected officials to be professional and not at all like the scheming, unproductive, person that used to be his old co-worker Jim. He hopes that he will not see office supplies trapped in jello molds or move desks to various places in Hodson. The SGA is truly excited to have another great influencer on their team to get the new year off on a strong foot. Say hello to Goose Nation Dwight Schrute and welcome to Washington College! May the newly elected officials of SGA have a great, strong, and wonderful term!
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April Fools Week
Join us this Saturday, April 1st, a publishing panel hosted by The Elm. It will take place in the Egg at 10 am and is open to all students. Washington College and Elm alumni will be here to discuss their career endeavors and how working for The Elm has helped to get them where they are today. So please come out to the panel discussion this Saturday. You may just learn something that could help you in the future! Hope to see you there!
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When first auditioning for the spring Drama Draft, I had no idea there was a musical. When asked if I had a song prepared, I said yes before my brain even processed my answer. The next day I got a call back for the musical, “Last September”.
I literally screamed when I saw my name up on the cast list; my first real college play and I was so excited. Rehearsals started and I immediately fell in love with theatre all over again. Andrew Wink ’17, the senior who wrote and composed “Last September”, did an outstanding job on all of the music and the script. I was amazed when I first read it and heard all of the music. The cast composed of myself, Markel Williams ’20, Shannon Moran ’19, Hannah Sauer ’20, Conor Maloney ’19, Colin Higgins ’19, and Spencer Russell ’18. Our amazing stage manager Katie Peacock ’19 was the queen bee of organizing every detail from rehearsals to giving the cast out kazoos and Ipads. Kendall Davis, our incredible director gave me so much confidence in my acting abilities that I didn’t even know existed in me. The band was all also ridiculously talented I was blown away. This cast has been so amazing we’re like our own little family.
This being my first college play, the cast and crew were all super supportive when I needed them. They were there during the fun and crazy practices but also during the stressfulness of tech week and the days looming to tech week. This production taught me that the theatre department is full of support and kindness. There isn’t one person that I didn’t come across that wouldn’t smile, say hello, and stay a moment to watch the production come to life. The first night that the play opened I was so nervous but the minute we all got on stage, I knew that I was in the best place with so many amazing people around me.
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A group of WC students enjoy their pizza
Emily Boyle’17, Hannah Jasick’18, and Haleigh Schaefer’17 all sisters of ZTA come out to support
Bothers of KA George Roros’18, Zach Domenech’18, and Pat Elliot’18 wait for people to come support the event
Tonight from 5 pm to 9 pm the brothers of Kappa Alpha order held a fundraiser at Procolino’s. For this fundraiser 30% of the cost of one’s meal will be donated to help raise money and awareness for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, as well as helping to fund summer camps for young people who are afflicted. All you have to do is let the cashier know you are here for the fundraiser when paying for your order and you are on your way to helping out the brothers and their philanthropy dinner. This was a great way to raise money and get the WAC community to come together and support. Different groups of Greek life where in attendance as well as professors. Coming out to support one another philanthropic events is a great part of being a student at WAC. Our campus is small and we all know one another so it makes it easy to support different organizations.
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