Fitness site names UofL to its list of Top 26 Healthiest Colleges

Second year on list

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 28, 2016) — Greatist, which calls itself a fitness, health and happiness internet media startup, has ranked the University of Louisville on its list of Top 26 Healthiest Colleges in the U.S. for the second consecutive year.

UofL photo
UofL photo

This year’s list was created by taking all the schools that made last year’s list, along with reader nominations for other schools, then comparing how schools ranked on Trojan’s Sexual Health Report CardThe Princeton Review’s lists for best campus food, best health services, best athletic facilities, best quality of life and happiest students, and the American College of Health Association’s Healthy Campus Partners.

From there, Greatist sent each nominated school a questionnaire asking about its dining services, fitness facilities, student mental and sexual health care and alcohol education and policies. Rankings take into account many criteria, including but not limited to special dietary options on dining hall menus, number of fitness classes offered and available mental health resources.

Greatist said of UofL: “Two words: belly dancing. Yep, the University of Louisville has a class that teaches traditional belly dancing moves mixed with modern pop, R&B, and hip-hop music. So, yeah, you can check that one off the list. Louisville also offers more traditional fitness, with four to five classes per day and options like barre, cycling, power yoga, and HIIT. Something that everyone should try is the enhanced yoga class. Instructors work with student musicians to create the music- and relaxation-focused session. There’s also the U-Fit Program, which provides peer coaching, fitness assessments, workout recommendations, and—ooh—a free t-shirt!”

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