Category Archives: Campus Life

New York City Gyms

For all the fitness lovers out there and want something beyond what the FIT gym provides (it’s a great gym..do not get me wrong), I’m here to help!  There are plenty of gyms in the Chelsea area, but not all gyms are created equal!  From equipment, classes, shower facilities, and of course…price, there are a lot of things to take into consideration!

  • Blink Fitness: With two locations conveniently located near FIT, it’s a big win-win.  They have all of your standard cardio and weight machines as well as showers.  There aren’t any classes, so this is a great place for someone who can work out independently.
    • Cost: $25 per month
  • 24 Hour Fitness:  The prime FIT location located at 26th St and 5th Ave, you’ll have a short walk from FIT to this beautiful gym.  Top of the line equipment, facilities, sauna, and locker rooms…and of course open 24 hours!
    • Cost: $80-85 per month
  • Equinox: The creme de la creme of fitness.  From yoga classes, apparel, spa services, and boxing, they’ve got it all at their location in the Flatiron district!
    • Cost: $210 per month
  • Crunch Gym: Nearly all the same amenities as Equinox, just with a little less elegance.  You’ve got a full service locker room, classes, a spin room, yoga classes, and Bliss products, the short walk from 23rd and 8th is a beautiful thing.
    • Cost: $96 per month
  • Planet Fitness: Dangerously located next to the infamous dollar slice on 27th and 7th, Planet Fitness is the least expensive gym in the city.  It’s a judgment free zone, which is perfect if you’re intimidated by hitting the gym for the first time in a while!
    • Cost: $10-20 per month
  • New York Sports Club: Located at 23rd and 8th Ave, it’s a short walk to fitness paradise.  With overnight lockers, towel services, and a sauna, it sounds like a great place to get out all of your finals week stress!
    • Cost: $40-70 per month

Happy exercising!

Ashley

How to work when your tired

Hey everyone!

So I don’t know about your but there are already some days where I am to tired to accomplish anything. I work three jobs and take 8 classes, it is a lot but it can be done with a few easy tips

Make a list of things you want to accomplish. Make sure you have a clear goal of what you want to do with your day. Regardless if its go to work, make a snack, go to the gym, do one blog post , whatever it is have a set plan to get it all done.

Drink a lot of water. Most people don’t drink that much water when they are tired they end up drinking coffee, which will wake you up for a little but then you will crash and feel worse then before. When you drink water it helps hydrate you leaving you more energized.

Get Rid of distractions. Turn your phone off for an hour or two, don’t go on Facebook, and don’t do my worst habit of watching Netflix while trying to get work done. Go to Starbucks or the library somewhere with limited distractions.

Go to the gym, or just move around. When you start to move around it helps increase your energy. When your sitting in the same spot for to long it makes you sleepy leaving you with even less energy then before. Try to walk around for 5 minutes every 45 minutes it will make a huge difference.

Lastly I know its hard to do but try to get enough sleep at night an odd number of hours of sleep is better then even. So its better to take a snap for 3 hours instead of 2. To sleep 7 hours instead of 8. You tend to be in a deeper slumber in even numbers( I know which is weird). I know I have been extremely tired lately and all of these things have helped increase my productiveness.

-Kailee

New Semester Checklist

Coming back from a VERY long winter break can be daunting.  Your mind isn’t necessarily in the same place that it once was at the end of last semester, so it’s easy to forget the school essentials.  I’m here to help you remember what you need to get together before January 25th comes around:

  • Textbooks: If your professor has already specified the exact textbooks that you’ll need and the level of use for them, then go ahead and RENT them from chegg.com or the FIT bookstore.  If you don’t know yet, don’t make any purchases!
  • FIT ID: If you are a returning student, be sure to give yourself enough time on the first day to get yourself a brand new sticker for the semester.  Nothing is worse than running late on the first day!  If you are a new student, you’ll get your fancy student ID and sticker at orientation!
  • Agenda/Planner: I could not live without my planner.  It is truly my guide for everything that I do.  If you have never used one, I highly recommend it!  It can help aide you in staying organized and on top of your life, both in and out of school.
  • USB/Backup:  These two go hand and hand, but if you have not backed up your USB from last semester, do it now!  If your USB is full from last semester, clear some documents off, or get a new one, but be sure to write your name and phone number on it in case it gets lost!
  • Supplies: This may be self explanatory, but you’d be surprised how easy it is to forget a notebook and a pen on the first day.  Unless you know how the class is going to run, be sure to take notes on what type of supplies you’ll need during the first week.

Best of luck!

Ashley

Is Production Management right for you?

Christopher and Scott here!

We are both Production Management majors in our 7th and 3rd semesters, respectively.

Whenever we share our majors with fellow FIT peers, the first question that normally follows is, “What is that?” So we wanted to take some time to give a brief overview of what we believe is FIT’s most exciting major.

CHRISTOPHER: Scott, tell us a little bit about Production Management.

SCOTT: Well, Production Management is one of two founding majors of FIT, in addition to Fashion Design. Back in 1944, the fashion industry was based primarily around design, production & distribution. Today, the fashion industry encapsulates much more– logistics, merchandising, marketing, branding. At the end of the day, a strong design that is created impeccably leads to not only sale, but retention of that sale and brand loyalty. That said, beautiful garments need to be well made in order to sell– as a Production student we take classes to learn how to produce the best quality garment on time and at the right price from a micro and macro perspective. In doing so, we take many classes across all FIT departments, including Marketing, Pattern Making, Textiles Science and Creation, Factory Management, and the most exciting, Business Development.

The cool thing about the major is that we graduate the program with a comprehensive business plan that we develop in your final semester. Pretty cool right? Alumni use these business plans to go on to grad school and even start their own businesses.

SCOTT: Christopher, what is your favorite class that you took so far?

CHRISTOPHER: That’s a hard decision but it would have to be Manufacturing II, here I learned about all the machines used to create clothing and the different reasons to use each of them. We explored producing in a factory setting and how that is different from creating clothing in a sample room, “mass production vs. single garment production”. In the end we were given a project to create a garment for ourselves and detailing how this would be produced in a factory. By doing this, we learn how to oversee these manufacturing operations and how to solve any problem that may arise. At the end of the class I learned how to think critically, how to analyze situations and ultimately how to become a better problem solvers.

This class and major helps to keep you on your feet.

Below is a collage documenting the project! 

Production Management Image

You can find out more about this business program here: Production Management

Holidays

Hey Everyone,

As the holidays quickly surpass us one more year, I thought I would tell you a little about mine. For me Holidays mean spending time with friends and family I don’t really get to see. Christmas Eve I was able to spend some quality time with some amazing friends. We had prime rib and huge king crab legs that were the size of me, and even more delicious food that you can imagine. I watched my first Raider game and learned about football, which secretly I still know nothing about I was too busy eating dessert. Then on Christmas I spent more time with friends and family. I first had brunch at my house with my brother, mom, and dad. My mom made waffles and bacon and we had fruits and cookies, it was so perfect. Then we opened presents, I received tons of Kate spade stuff ( but I mean common did you expect anything else from me ) and books this year. I asked for so many books which is so hard now because I don’t know what to read first because they are all so good! So one day I start one then I start another and I go back and forth till I finish them. Then we spent the rest of the day at my grandmas and my friends. We laughed like crazy and ate more then any of us could fit. My cousin Justine got this pie game from one of my other cousins. So we tried to sit at the table and play roulette with this game and see who gets whip cream in the face but no one was truly willing to sit there. It was one of the best holidays I ever had. I barely ever get to spend time with all my family like that and to be all together made me extremely happy.

untitledOh and this is fluff my bunny in his ugly Christmas sweater, he loved all his presents as well. (Haha)

Happy New Year,

Kailee