By Lauren Benton
Intramural Coach and Cheer Sponsor, Liesel Mote, and Intramural Coach and Recreational Manager, Devin Mahony will be holding a Fitness Expo on the Senatobia campus in the McClendon Center on Saturday, May 3 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
“We are wanting people in the community to come to the Fitness Expo for support outside our campus and to show people the facilities we have here on our campus to exercise,” Mahony said.
At the Expo, the Ranger Outdoor Complex will be displayed, as well as the fitness center and workout studios. There will also be brief demonstrations of the physical exercise classes that are offered at Northwest. These classes include Zumba, weight training, cycling, fitness walking and conditioning.
Mote along with other fitness instructors will be holding one hour exercise classes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day. There will also be a nutrition seminar.
“We want people to get more involved with the fitness facilities we have on campus and to push for Healthy Mississippi, which is to lower cholesterol, heart problems and diabetes,” Mahony said.
The more people who get involved, the more are aware of these serious health problems that are caused by the lack of exercise. The more people that eat healthy, the closer we are to meeting our job requirements and making healthier people, Mahony said.
In this expo, participants will learn that the fitness center at Northwest represents lifetime fitness. The instructors are going to teach people the correct techniques and how each workout machine works, so that they will be able to incorporate what they learned into their daily schedules and apply them at home.
“It is going to be a great learning experience, and we are going to try to make it as fun as we can,” Mahony said.