By Robert Lemons
The Wellness Center is always looking for ways to make improvements and further improve the wellbeing of AUM students. Recently, several new additions have been made, including new pieces of equipment and three new classes.
Wendy Franklin, Program Manager of the Wellness Center, explained that this new equipment was there to promote functional fitness and also a means for helping those who may not feel as comfortable on the gym floor. “Some people feel intimidated using the resistance equipment, and we hope that they won’t feel as intimidated using this new equipment,” Franklin said.
Wendy also explained that an additional three classes have been added to the Wellness Center schedule. “Walking Strong” is a new class that takes place on Monday and Wednesday at 9 a.m. “The class consists of a 30-minute express walk around the indoor track where the goal is to complete a mile, Franklin said. “This also includes resistance band training where participants will do squats, rows, biceps or triceps.” This class is intended for people to be able to go at their own pace.
“Knuckle Up” is a class that incorporates Mixed Martial Arts into interval training. “There will be boxing, kickboxing, tai chi and muay thai,” Franklin said. It is a 45 minute class that is intended to engage the entire body and takes place every Monday at 3 p.m. and every Thursday at 1 p.m.
“Tear It Up” is another class that has been added. This class, which begins April 7, will consist of intervals of boxing, weight training and core exercises. The class is at 7 p.m. to encourage more students to participate. “There will be bars and plates out on the gym floor and people will be able to add as much weight as they want and go at their own pace,” Franklin said. “Tear It Up” is promoting #IChallengeYou. This is intended for participants to able challenge their friends and make exercising more fun.
The Wellness Center is continuing to make additions so that people are able to live a healthier life. Be sure to check out these new classes and the other ones that are also available.
Photo Courtesy of Robert Lemons