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Jump into the pool

We usually think of Labor Day weekend as the official end of summer. Most pools do close - but at Mizzou the fun continues well into October (depending on weather) at Truman's Pond. And don't forget, Tiger Grotto is open year-round. With days still peaking in the 80s and 90s, jump in the pool and enjoy the last weeks of summer. You don't even have to swim to get in some exercise, just tossing a beach ball around with a friend gets you active.

Or, check out our 5-minute pool workout to do with a friend:

  • Jump-tucks: Extend arms out to the side for balance in the water. Jump high as you tuck your knees in, so your upper body stays in the water. Repeat for 30 seconds.
  • High-knee sprint: Lift your knees as you sprint in place in the water for 30 seconds.
  • Pool push-up: Put your hands on the side of the pool and extend your arms as if you're trying to get out of the pool and then slowly lower back down into the water. Repeat for 60 seconds.
  • Flutter kick: Hold onto the side of the pool and kick your legs hard, keeping the feet just under the water for 60 seconds.
  • Water Bike: Turn your body so your back is facing the wall, holding on with your fingertips and pedal your feet like a bicycle for 60 seconds.
  • Water crunch: Bring the feet together as you pull your belly button up and in toward your spine. Bend the knees in to your chest towards one shoulder, extend and then bring toward the other shoulder, keeping the core tight. Repeat for 60 seconds.
  • If you want, repeat the circuit 2 more times and make it a 15-minute workout.




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