One size does not fit all when it comes to exercise.
The majority of Americans share the same New Year’s resolution: a resounding hope to lose weight. However, there is more than one way of accomplishing this goal. Everyone must find an exercise that best suits him or her.
Olivia Ellis, a sophomore HNFE major and Group X instructor at McComas Hall, finds that every student has different needs and should look into doing something they love.
“Try different group fitness classes, small group training, or personal training and find the one thing that will keep you coming back, because fitness and health should be fun,” Ellis said.
The staff at McComas understands that by enabling students to tailor their workout plans to individual preferences, they will not only stay motivated to achieve their fitness goals but will also sculpt a happier, healthier lifestyle.
To help people find their passion, the gym will be hosting a free week of fitness from Jan. 22 to Jan. 28. All group exercise classes will be free, as will a small group training classes for the first time ever
“We do that so people can get an idea of the resources that we provide for them,” Ellis said. “We want them to see how valuable and beneficial it can be for them and hopefully fall in love with it or find where they can fit in the fitness community.”
McComas and War Memorial Hall offer over 100 different group exercise classes, some of which will be previewed for the first time tonight at the Group X Launch Party. The staff divides group training into six categories — strength, dance, mind/body, cycle, aqua and various cardio — in order to help guide students to what style of class may interest them.
The small group courses vary by semester and currently include Combat Sport Conditioning, P90X, TRX, Intense Cross Training, marathon training, and half marathon training.
The free week schedule, which can be found on the Rec Center’s homepage, is loaded with the various classes so students can get a feel for each before committing to a semester-long pass.
The group exercise classes may be especially appealing to those who crave a socially stimulating atmosphere while working out.
Liz Greenlee, Tech’s fitness coordinator and group fitness instructor, said her favorite part about group exercise classes is the social aspect of it.
“You can go and gain motivation through the other people that are there with you,” she said.