“I am so excited about this,” says Coleman, adding that the classes are in addition to weekly challenges, workouts and tips that CRS will be posting to its social media channels and its blog. “We just want to keep it fresh and fun, and to create interaction with our students and keep them fit. If nothing else, we hope to add some positive energy and smiles to their day.” And, so far, it seems to be doing just that. A total of 76 people – including students and alumni in California, New Jersey, Spain and Korea – tuned into the first virtual group fitness class, Core Blast, on Monday, March 23, 2020, with several grateful and excited comments.
“I’m so proud of all of you who showed up today and for hanging in there for this workout,” senior business administration major and CRS group fitness leader Lizzy Amidon told the participants. “You’re going to feel so great all day after doing this workout!”“This is all new to us, too – and, while we’re not experts in technology, I think people will appreciate our genuineness,” says Coleman, adding that – from what she can see – the College of Charleston is the only university livestreaming group fitness classes right now. “Zero are offering exercise classes from home, so this is going to be pretty neat!” For a schedule of livestreaming classes, check the CRS social media channels and/or the Campus Recreation Services website.