Students forced to use home gym equipment due to Corona Virus

There are not many people who have not being affected by the corona virus. Every age group (especially the elderly) are affected and no one knows how long this is going to go on for. With most students now forced to do classes from home they are missing out on a huge part of student life. A big part of University life is the social aspect to it and although this might seem quite trivial as opposed to reality of what is going on it is still something that students are dealing with.

University Sports Clubs Close:

Of course with the social distance measures that have been introduced University sports clubs can no longer operate and all clubs have no seized until further notice. This again is another huge impact on the students who enjoy everything from basketball to rugby and many are now left to their own devices to keep fit both physically and mentally.

With all clubs being closed things are worse again as of course all fitness centers and gyms are now also closed. This means that students are forced to do home workouts or else go for a run in their local parks as restrictions say that you can only exercise within 2kms of your home.

Because of this many students have had to purchase their own home gym equipment. Whether it be something small like a pair of dumbbells or if some students are more serious they are purchasing expensive equipment like a squat rack it is important that everyone keeps active. Who knows how long this will go on for and whilst many athletes are being sent body weight workouts there is only so many of these you can do before you need to use other equipment. Companies like mestech are seeing a huge increase in web traffic due to many people needing to purchase home gym equipment.

If this lock down lasts another few months then it could be worth investing in proper equipment. Bodyweight workouts will be fine for a few weeks but you will need to be moving weight if you are into physical sports like rugby and GAA. With that said this is totally out of our hands so we can just wait for the next announcement and see what happens.

Why Students Are Using Electric Scooters To Commute To University

You may be noticing something different this year at your university and around the various cities of Ireland in general and that is the use of electric scooters. Many students are opting to use this new technology to get to and from University and saving on their bus fare each day. We have had people come to us to ask if the bike to work scheme can also be used for electric scooters but as of yet they cannot.

The bike to work scheme for anyone interested means that you can get 40% off a brand new bike in order to use it to commute. It was setup by the government to encourage people to cycle to and from work or university and it has been a roaring success. This has taken a lot of people off of the roads which is better for our road network and also better for the environment. But now there is a new player in town and it is quite affordable.

electric scooters

According to the website you can get an electric scooter delivered to your door for €379.00. That is more affordable than most bikes! What puts a lot of people off of cycling to work is the fact that you can get into the office quite sweaty and by using an electric bike or an electric scooter the work is done for you so by the time you get in you are not all sweaty and self concious. In saying that you will not be getting the fitness aspect if that is something that you care about then maybe stick to a normal bike.

Although it has not been decided how to legalise the electric scooters according to forums online if you are responsible with them and don’t draw attention to yourself you should be fine. There has been articles of people been stopped and fined for speeding on them so if you do get one please stay within the speed limit and again don’t be out in the middle of the road or doing anything too silly and you should be fine. This should be a good way to commute and save a lot of money. The range on these escooters is approx 25kms so if you live near enough to University then these would be perfect.

Save money on your commute to collect with an electric scooter

Students are always trying to save money for obvious reasons. Between the financial hardship of paying for student accommodation which has been on the rise year on year and paying for everything else such as college fees, food and who are we kidding by not mentioning nights out students are under a lot of financial pressure these days.

Another large student expense for students is the cost of commuting to and from college. For those that are lucky enough to live near a college and not have to pay for accommodation they still have to pay for commuting to work. Whilst still cheaper than living on student accommodation it is still a considerable cost.

We have noticed some students getting an electric scooter to commute to work. Although the upfront cost is a few hundred euro depending on which one you go for from the electric scooter store you then do not have to pay anything to commute. You simply charge the electric scooter in your home or more likely your parents home and it costs very little in electricity to fully charge the electric scooter. Websites like escooterireland offer electric scooters for as little as €379.00 so they are much cheaper than getting a decent bike.

An electric bike is another good option but considerably more expensive with even the cheaper electric bikes going for €500 plus. Other options include of course a normal bike which is still more expensive. So if you are looking to cut costs where you can this is another option to save you spending money on your commute. In the future the electric scooters may be available on the bike to work scheme so they may also give a discount for students in the future too. Stay tuned for more student cost saving tips.

Is it safe to buy a refurbished iPhone?

As students are always looking to save money this may interest a lot of you! Students like to keep up to date with the latest phones and gadgets to this post is about how you can save hundreds of euro and still get the model of iPhone you want.

Apple iPhone’s are notoriously expensive and it is only getting worse as they release newer models each year. You are now expected to pay almost €1000 for a brand new iPhone XR. That is an insane amount of money for a Phone, even one as good as the iPhone XR. Luckily there are alternatives available and they are becoming ever more popular due to these ridiculous prices.

Of course you can go to a phone shop and get a contract and only pay a percentage of the price for the new phone but you will be stuck in a contract for at least 1 year possibly 2 all just to save a bit on the phone. Of course this is how the phone networks make money so there is always a catch and those contracts can be a real pain to get out of.

Another better solution is to buy a network unlocked phone. This means that you can get an as good as new phone that has been professionally refurbished to an almost perfect condition. Because it has been preowned they are only about half the price as buying a new iPhone. You can now get a refurbished iPhone 7 for just €299 saving approximately €200 when buying a brand new iPhone 7 from your local high street store.

Most of these refurbished iPhone’s are network unlocked so you can use any sim card with them from any country in the world. Truly this is a great savings and you still get an as good as new iPhone.