Join Cougar Fit, the Free Group Fitness Class for Faculty, Staff

By |2023-01-12T12:46:24-05:00January 12, 2023|General News|Comments Off on Join Cougar Fit, the Free Group Fitness Class for Faculty, Staff

The most common New Year’s resolutions in America are getting fit and saving money. And – thanks to Cougar Fit, the free group fitness class just for faculty and staff – College of Charleston employees can accomplish both of these goals right here on campus!

Campus Recreation Services (CRS) offers 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. Led by sophomore public health major Caroline Pond, the spring 2023 session begins on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023.

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, who oversees the faculty and staff fitness program. “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, a certified fitness specialist (Trident Tech), certified exercise specialist (NASM), certified strength and conditioning specialist (NSCA), certified personal trainer (ACE) and group fitness instructor (ACSM) with an M.S. in health, exercise and sports science. “And we’re going to have, fun, too! As I always say, exercise should be a celebration of what your body can do, not a punishment.”

If you have questions or concerns about beginning the program, contact Sara Coleman.