Staying Fit at Home

By: Lauren Barksdale | News Editor

During these unprecedented times, it’s really easy to sit around at home and exercise may be the furthest thing from your mind, but exercising is another important way to stay healthy right now. 

Sarah Schrenk,  Assistant Director of Fitness and Camps, offered some insight into why the classes were continuing to be held online. 

Being at home or in quarantine, it’s hard to think of ways to stay active, but thankfully SouthFit is here to help by offering online Zoom classes such as yoga, meditation, circuit training, and body sculpt with no equipment needed. The links for these classes as well as more information can be found on the SouthFit website. 

“Exercise is good for your physical health and mental health; there are also studies that show a positive correlation between exercise and academic performance,” Schrenk said. “As our students, faculty, and staff get used to sitting more, I hope they’ll use our free online fitness classes for a study/work break.”

Schrenk also stated, “One challenge is getting the word out to the university community now that we don’t have our in-person connections. In addition to our website, people can follow the Department of Campus Recreation on Facebook and Instagram.” 

While we are all feeling the effects of this quarantine, it’s important to remember that keeping active can impact your physical and mental health, so in order to maintain a healthy body and mind, exercise is vital. Be sure to check out the Facebook and Instagram pages linked above as well as the SouthFit website for more ways you can do workouts at home and stay healthy!