Lincoln residents have a plethora of places to exercise

Story, photos and map by: Megan Bauerle, NewsNetNebraska

Leslie likes the UNL Rec Center because of the accessibility as well as it being free because of summer classes.

Leslie likes the UNL Rec Center because of the accessibility as well as it being free because of summer classes.

Like many students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Leslie Kravtiz exercises at the UNL Rec Center. “It’s covered by my student fees and they have a lot of options,” Kravitz said. Kravtiz has been going to the rec on and off for her four years at UNL but recently started going regularly. “I try to go (to the rec) at least three times a week for an hour.”

The red dots indicate areas people like to exercise in Lincoln.

The red dots indicate areas people like to exercise in Lincoln.

Voeller, a senior at UNL, prefers the ease of running around his neighborhood to driving to campus to exercise.

Voeller, a senior at UNL, prefers the ease of running around his neighborhood to driving to campus to exercise.

Aaron Voeller is another UNL student who uses the rec center. “I will workout there occasionally, but mainly for exercising I just run around my neighborhood,” Voeller said, “I run because it keeps me healthy…I’m no longer a doctor’s frown. No more high blood pressure, etc. I’m healthy and keeping that is the motivation I need to keep working out.” Running isn’t the only exercise Voeller does. In addition to practicing flips on his trampoline, during the school year he works out two to three hours a week as a member of the Air Force ROTC at UNL.

Trampoline jumping is not normally considered exercising, but Aaron Voeller started sweating within minutes of doing some flips on his trampoline in Lincoln.

Trampoline jumping is not normally considered exercising, but Aaron Voeller started sweating within minutes of doing some flips on his trampoline in Lincoln.

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