Is an exercise class a good idea?



I'm just starting my pre-reqs this month at a community college, and I was wondering if any of you out there could give me a little advice on something. I'm starting off with my prob and stats, writing, computer concepts and Spanish 101, for a total of 16 credits for the Fall semester, but I was thinking of taking on an exercise class as well. I'm a pretty fit person and I want to stay in shape and be healthy, plus I think a "diversion" course like this will be good to help me get my mind of studies to take a breather once in a while and be better focused when I get back to my books, but I'm a little unsure if this is a good idea. Did any of you find an exercise/health/fitness was necessary for applying to a BSN program later? I'll have the time, since I'm not married, nor do I have any kids yet, and I'm staying on campus. I'll only be working part-time with the Federal Work Study, so I think it'll be doable. Has anyone here taken an exercise class with their pre-nursing studies? If so, did you find it helped, or hurt you in your academic work?


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Hey maggiefrancis,

I did take an exercise class before I started my nursing classes and it was one of the best things I've done. It was actually pretty easy even though we had written assignments to go along with the physical stuff. I had fun and never dreaded going.

I believe it would be doable during nursing courses if it fits in your schedule.


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Thanks for your input, I appreciate it.:D

I'm definitely going to sign up for that class!


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I took a yoga class for college credit while I did my pre-reqs. It was fun and relaxing :)


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Relaxing is exactly what I need! I'm the type of person who tends to over-stress things, and being that I've been out of school for a while, and this will be my first time living away from home, I'm definitely stressed out. Everything is so new to me, in more ways than one, (if you knew the plans I had for my life before this, you would know why);)