Armstrong offers Zumba classes, students relieve pre-finals stress


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By Berry Aldridge, Sports Editor

Armstrong offers opportunities for its students to exercise not only their mind but their body as well.

The student Wellness and Recreation center has a fully equipped gym complete with equipment such as treadmills and ellipticals, open basketball courts, and even free group exercise programs.

The group exercise program offers different types of classes multiple times a week, and is aimed at helping students reach their fitness goal without the bore of traditional exercises. The sessions range from 30 to 60 minutes and are held Monday-Friday in the Group Fitness Studio in the rec center. Classes such as Pilates, weight training, and Zumba are offered.

Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance class that combines salsa, merengue, cha-cha, and many other dances into one.

Zumba works to strengthen your cardiovascular system by keeping your feet moving and your blood pumping. The class is offered Monday-Thursday beginning at 9:30 p.m, Tuesday and Thursday at 12:30 p.m, Wednesday at 4 p.m, and Friday at 5 p.m.

Kenyatta Hodges, once a Zumba student herself, has been leading Zumba group sessions for almost three years now. She encourages anyone who is scared or too shy to join to do so anyways.

“This is not a dance class,” Hodges said, “It’s a fitness class. No one is watching you; they’re trying to do their own thing just like you.”

There are many ways to get active at Armstrong. For more information on how to get involved, stop by the student recreation center or visit the Student Life tab on the Armstrong website.