Hey… hows your Saturday going? Mine’s going great. So was my Thursday thanks to our AVSSU Club Night! If you missed out I hope to see you at the next one. This is Saturdays with Shal to give you a break as you scroll through Facebook on that study break. Recently I was asked by a Daniels student how I manage to keep fit through working out four times a week and playing Tri-Campus Volleyball even with the busy schedule of a third year. My answer was simple: make time for the things that are important to you. They said, “thats deep Dr. Phil” but its true. Staying physically active and fit are important to me so I make time for those things. Now, I get it - maybe you’re not much of a sporty person or are intimidated by the university gyms but I encourage you to break out of that comfort zone! For all the intramural sports offered at U of T (yes, theres tons of them) there are different levels of competition that help everyone play to their level. Check out http://www.uoftintramurals.ca if you are interested in intramural involvement. As for working out at the Athletic Centre or Goldring, I suggest starting at Athletic Centre as Goldring is usually where the intimidating Varsity players go. Bring Tcard for access! I was also asked by another Daniels student during Orientation Week if getting involved with clubs or athletics is important because they were worried about commitment and balance. I told them that it is in fact very important, one of the main reasons being that you meet people at U of T outside of the Daniels faculty. Being in clubs and athletics introduces you to students that have the same interests as you, whereas you might not get that connection with some friends in Daniels. Well, I hope I’ve convinced you to at least consider getting more active and involved! Have a safe Halloween everyone (or if you’re like me where you don’t really celebrate it, have a good weekend). I’ll see you next Saturday. And if there’s a best time to say these next few words it would be for this weekend: keep it classy, Daniels.