Workout partners multiply success

The familiar hairstyle — a bouncy ponytail — is seen on college campuses across the U.S. It speaks to the carefree nature of college life and, conversely, to the sudden uptick in busy schedules.

The dreaded “Freshman 15” — unwanted pounds gained by first-year college students — is another visual sign of this lifestyle change. Experts say this phenomenon is probably a misnomer; a 2008 study in the journal Eating Behaviors put this weight gain, in women, at seven pounds. But either way you weigh it, it sucks the bounce out of those ponytails.

College coeds Mary Ryan Rassas, 19, and Anna Fuhrman, 20, once played together on the tennis team at Rossview High School. Rasis, a sophomore at Arizona State University, and Fuhrman, a junior at Auburn University, are both svelte, fit young ladies.

Despite appearances, however, both said that college caused them to gain unwanted weight. So they made a plan to combat the issue by working out together at the local YMCA whenever they were back in Clarksville on school breaks.

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