With December in full swing (where did the time go?), thousands of other NYC students are about to experience major stress. That means between now and the end of the semester there is going to be a flurry of finals, papers, and presentations. With that said, I’ve been thinking about a lot about healthy ways to manage stress.

Throughout the years, I’ve realized that I manage stress best when I’m active and moving. This was not always the case, but I would go berserk after completely cutting exercise out during times of high stress. Several studies show that hobbies should be maintained during times of stress, because “finding time for ourselves is the key to our sanity,” Joyce E. A. Russell writes in a “Career Coach” article in the Washington Post.

It’s widely known that exercise boosts endorphins. Endorphins are the nuerotransmitters that make us feel happy! They act similarly to drugs, but without the negative side impacts of drug usage.

With this information in hand, you’re mad to not be hanging upside down from a lyra right now! So, if you are a student hurdling towards finals and papers, we have even more good news! With a new discount for students, you can make pole, aerial, or pushing the bounds of your body, your new hobby. So come take class, release some steam, and boost those endorphins!

To read more about how hobbies helps mitigate stress levels, check out the Huffington post article below.

Moving In The Spirit,

P.S. This discount is also offered to SAG members. So, all your actors come add “aerialist and pole dancer” to your resume.

To read more about how having hobbies helps keep stress levels down, I’ve included the link to the Huffington post article below.