Youngstown State University students can stay healthy and compete for prizes with the Andrews Student Recreation and Wellness Center’s new incentive program, 2 Fit 2 Quit.
Apart from its usual fitness classes and personal training sessions, the Rec Center is now holding the 2 Fit 2 Quit competition — a semester-long workout program where students keep track of their progress on punch cards. After completing this program, students are eligible to win various prizes, and the one who finishes first will receive the grand prize.
The program requires participants to complete two workout circuits, attend six spinning classes, climb the rock wall twice, visit the natatorium and Wellness Resource Center twice, attend two Fitness and Wellness events, complete two home workouts via the Rec Center’s website, and participate in 12 Group X classes — classes offered at the Rec Center that focus on particular exercises.
Jascelynn Romeo, Group X instructor and WRC employee, said the Group X program is very popular among those trying to stay fit during the cold season.
“Students can come to the Rec Center, get a great workout and stay on a routine that changes things up at the same time,” Romeo said.
Romeo added that 2 Fit 2 Quit serves as a great introductory for newcomers to the Rec Center.
“I think it’s a great way to acquaint with the Rec Center and everything it offers. It includes several different Group X classes including spinning, and allows students to get to climb the rock wall,” Romeo said.
She also noted that there is an extra incentive for those who choose to push themselves a little harder.
“Among the many health benefits, which is the best prize of all, those who complete 2 Fit 2 Quit can also win some cool prizes,” Romeo said.
Senior Caitlin Parrilla has been frequenting the Rec Center for several semesters now. She expressed excitement for the new features the center offers.
“I have taken their spinning class and love it. It really tests your stamina and gets your heart pumping. I would love to see the weight area extended too. Overall, I really enjoy going there,” Parrilla said.
Romeo said that students seeking information about joining any of the programs can visit the Rec Center’s website or simply ask about it at the front desk.