courtesy of SRWC

The personal trainer works to encourage and help the student. The SRWC started this program in hopes of encouraging students to go to the gym to stay healthy.

The Student Recreation and Wellness Center will offer the valuable service of a personal trainer for another semester in spring 2022.

With the average price of personal trainers starting at around $ 50 an hour, Washburn University faculty, students, and staff looking to revamp their fitness can save a lot of money by signing up for a free fitness program. eight weeks which includes sessions with a personal trainer twice a year. the week.

Second-year sociology student Dylan Grospitch and accounting student Maddie Ray are personal trainers at SRWC.

“I think there are a lot of people on campus who aren’t really familiar with a gym. And so, personal training is a great way to help people learn to schedule their workouts and learn new exercises, ”said Ray.

Participants who register will learn the proper form and technique, which is important to avoid tension and counterproductive injury, regardless of the cardiovascular, strength and flexibility goals they wish to achieve.

“Our coaches are all very friendly and outgoing, and they are very open. They don’t judge you. We’re here to make training more comfortable, ”said Ray.

Whether it’s having someone hold you accountable for your goals or having someone next to you for every rep who has seen where you started and is watching where you are going, many people can benefit from exercising with a personal trainer.

“Getting people to reach their fitness goals is the core of our personal training program,” said Grospitch.

Spring will mark the fourth semester that Washburn SRWC has offered the free personal training program, which was started by assistant manager James Thayer.

Washburn students, faculty and staff can register soon for the 2022 semester of the program through the SRWC page on the university’s website. In addition, reception can provide more details at 785-670-1314.

Edited by Ellie Walker and Katrina Johnson