Student groups offer winter South Campus workouts

Mariana Alfaro, Assistant Campus Editor

Associated Student Government, the Panhellenic Association and the Residence Hall Association have collaborated to bring Wildcat Winter Boot Camp to students looking for a South Campus exercise option this quarter.

The Wildcat Winter Boot Camp consists of two classes a week: Zumba on Tuesdays and a “Beach Body Boot Camp” workout on Thursdays. The program, which started Jan. 20, will continue until Feb. 24, for a total of 10 sessions.

Weinberg freshman Sarah Faruqui, a member of the ASG student life committee, helped bring the project back to campus. The last time it was offered, she said, was about two years ago.

Faruqui said about 60 students attended the first class and about 110 have registered so far.

The boot camp is held in Parkes Hall and charges a $5 fee that covers all 10 classes. Every session includes a raffle for prizes such as yoga mats and Starbucks gift cards. Participants are encouraged to exercise in groups of three or more because that gives them more chances to earn prizes.

“What I’ll be doing is every morning before class, I’ll email everyone who is registered and (let them know what the day’s prize is),” Faruqui said.

Weinberg freshman Isabella Pinerua, a boot camp participant, said she liked having a place to exercise on South Campus.

“The fact that it is down south and I don’t have to go to (Henry Crown Sports Pavilion) is perfect,” Pinerua said. “(Blomquist Recreation Center) isn’t the best and the walk to SPAC seems like a workout.”

Online registration for the program is still open.

Editor’s note: The reporter is a member of ASG’s accessibility and inclusion committee.

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