Working out (Jake Ottesen)

Try training with the high intensity level

High intensity level training is a free fitness class that takes place in the John W. Hart Fitness Studio, and is a way to get exercise and combat weight gain, according to the BYU-Idaho website.
Although it may not be an entire “freshman 15”, studies showed that it is likely for college students to gain three to 10 pounds in the first two years of college alone, according to

“College offers many temptations,” according to “You’re on your own and free to eat what you want, when you want it. In addition, you may not get as much exercise as you did in high school.”

Some weight gain is normal in the adolescent years but gaining weight that goes beyond the body’s normal range entails health risks, according to

“The best way to beat weight gain is to prevent it altogether,” according to

Having a balanced diet, getting a consistent amount of sleep and maintaining regular exercise can help students keep the pounds at bay, according to

“Regular exercise is necessary for physical fitness and good health,” according to “It reduces the risk of heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes and other diseases. It can improve your appearance and delay the aging process.”

There are many types of exercise and high intensity level training is one of them.

“High-intensity interval training describes any workout that alternates between intense bursts of activity and fixed periods of less-intense activity or even complete rest,” according to

High intensity level training classes at BYU-I take place on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9 p.m. There are additional classes on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. and on Thursdays at 7 p.m.

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