The Student Recreation and Wellness Center is making weight loss-related resolutions a little easier by hosting an event to introduce its lineup of healthy living classes.
“I’m actually looking for a new workout regiment, maybe the hardcore class will give me some ideas,” said Ramaro Barnes, a senior psychology major. Barnes said he had gotten out of the habit of working out, but the Fitness Palooza seemed like a good place to start back again.
Amy Hill, a graduate assistant with the Ball State Fit Program, organized Fitness Palooza, a two-hour demonstration of several classes offered by the recreation department.
“It gives you a chance to try a lot of classes all at one event,” she said. “There will be a lot of people there trying to get the semester started off right.”
As well as introducing students to several different types of classes offered at SRWC, it is meant to be fun, Hill said. There will be prizes and giveaways, including T-shirts and other recreational gear.
Four types of classes will be introduced: hardcore, cross-training, yoga and a crowd favorite, Zumba.
“I have been doing [Zumba] since my sophomore year of high school,” freshman journalism major Sartavia Morland said. “The courses are really expensive for me so it would be nice for me to do it for free. I like Zumba because I used to do yoga, but with Zumba I actually feel like I’m really getting a workout.”
As well as offering a place for students to try out classes, all classes are free through Sunday. Classes afterward cost between $25 for a five time use card to $95 for an unlimited semester pass.
Breion Thomas, a sophomore psychology major, said he is active and open to the idea of taking classes, or at least trying them out for free. Thomas said he thinks it is a good idea to give students a free try before they have to buy expensive packages.
“I usually just play basketball instead of doing anything really structured,” Thomas said. “I do like to be fit, I will have to look into some of those classes.”