LIMA — A new fitness program at Rhodes State College offers 30-minute training sessions for the university’s students and faculty, as well as community members who want a low-intensity workout.
The student-led program is offered four days a week in the late afternoon. Courses include cross training, upper and lower body workouts.
“This is not a high-intensity training session at all. It’s mainly for functional movement, core strengthening, exercise precision techniques and flexibility,” said Amanda Beard, exercise science program director at Rhodes.
The program is run by exercise science students as part of the college’s Student Fitness Club.
“It’s a double-edged sword: not only is it community health and wellness promotion, but it’s also a learning environment for our students,” Beard said. “It’s mentorship, it’s health awareness, and it’s faculty and students intertwining and working together with different clientele. I think it’s a cool thing to see on campus.”
Classes run Monday through Thursday and are open to anyone.
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