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Fitness Friday Provides Healthy Opportunities for Campus

Presented by the WLU Department of Health and Human Performance, an all-day fitness event will feature workouts for students and campus employees from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 7, and will be held in the Academic, Sports and Recreation Complex (ASRC).

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The entire campus is invited to enjoy Fitness Friday, when instructors will lead everyone in healthy exercise. From left, Mike Carpenter, Lester, W.Va.; Travis Beihl, Wheeling; Tamar Tatoian,East Aurora, N.Y.; faculty Kathleen Wack, Wheeling, and Laurence Johnson, Vallejo, Calif.

“We want to inspire healthy lifestyles and habits and share what we’ve learned in our courses. We invite everyone to take advantage of Fitness Friday,” said Travis Beihl, senior exercise physiology major and student promoter of the event.

Students in the health, physical education and exercise physiology departments are planning the Fitness Friday and have lined-up a wide variety of exercise classes to benefit the Hilltop campus community.

“We want to give our students an authentic learning experience, while at the same time, extending the mission of our Department to the greater community. We hope that participants can try a new type of exercise class, relieve some stress, and have a great time!” said course instructor Kathleen Wack.

There will be group fitness classes every half hour featuring Zumba, aerobics, Pilates, yoga, toning and boot camp workouts. These 20-minute group fitness classes will take place in the dance studio and on racquetball courts 1 and 2. Exercise instructors will be students from WLU’s Group Fitness Leadership course.

The day also was planned by health and human performance faculty including Melissa Hudson and Kathleen Wack. For more information on Fitness Friday, please contact Wack at [email protected]

WLU offers bachelor degrees in health education, physical education, exercise physiology and athletic training and also offers a master’s degree with a sport leadership and coaching emphasis in conjunction with the Master of Arts in Education degree. Part of WLU’s College of Education, the health and human performance department is under the direction of faculty Chairwoman Dr. Rhonda Noble and Dean Dr. Keely Camden.