Friday, February 5, 2010

Fitness Revamp!

The Vol State fitness center has not only undergone a facelift, but now offers personal trainers.

The personal trainers are JoAnna Blauw and Jessica McKissick. “I am a personal trainer and group fitness instructor. I am adjunct faculty. My main goal in here is to be of service any way that folks who come in here need. For example, I went over some basic yoga stretches with the female softball players,” said Blauw.

Students can get in a workout for free. “The students can get free personal fitness training when the trainers are scheduled to be in the fitness center," said Ron Timberlake, Associate Professor of Health and Physical Education.

Classes are offered on Wednesday nights from 4:45 p.m. until 5:45 p.m. “The classes are predominantly for faculty and staff because we offer the same classes for the students,” said Bobby Hudson, Director of Athletics.

The updated fitness center has gotten positive reviews so far. “I’m glad they did it because it was really crowded before,” said student A.J. Snider. "I like the new facilities a great deal. I like the new elliptical and weight machines," said Associate Professor of History, Grady Eades.

Personal trainer Jessica McKissick is available on Mondays from 3 p.m. - 4 p.m., and Tuesdays from 4:45 pm. - 5:45 p.m.

Trainer JoAnna Blauw is available on Wednesdays from 1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., and teaches the class from 4:45 p.m. – 5:45p.m. She is also available on Thursday from 11:30 a.m. until 1p.m.

The fitness center is located in Pickel 105

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