The most common New Year’s resolutions in America are getting fit and saving money. And, with Cougar Fit, CofC faculty and staff can do both right here at the College of Charleston!

Beginning Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, Campus Recreation Services (CRS) is offering this free 50-minute circuit training/HIIT–based class to faculty and staff at 5:15 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays in the Johnson Center, Room J201.

Dedicated solely to faculty and staff, Cougar Fit is designed to provide a fitness challenge for all fitness levels and focuses on strength training and cardiovascular exercises for maximum weight loss and metabolic boosting, as well as correct form and technique for injury prevention. Exercises targeting the muscle groups of the upper and lower body are performed in an interval format, allowing people of different fitness levels to participate and adjust the intensity to meet their ability.

“Even people who haven’t been to the gym in three years can do this – up to the most advanced athletes,” says CRS Fitness Coordinator Sara Coleman ’17. “No matter what level, you’ll see a change.”

You’ll also see an improvement in balance, flexibility, muscular strength and range of motion for daily living skills.

“Each class consists of squats, presses, lifts and curls as you strengthen, tone and define your entire body,” says Coleman, adding that junior public health major Maddie Schaner will be leading the class this semester. “Maddie has plenty of fun and sweat-tastic exercise programs in store for Cougar Fit participants, so I hope they’re ready to get their sweat on!”

For further questions, email Bucky Buchanan ’08, assistant director of fitness.