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2015 Fitness Workshop Series kicks off Jan. 24 at Ping Center

Free sessions open to OHIO, Athens communities

This spring semester, Ohio University’s Campus Recreation and Ping Center Fitness are presenting the 2015 Fitness Workshop Series, a free program designed to educate those working toward healthier lifestyles about different areas of fitness.

“In this series, our focus will be teaching skills and principles that you can take from the workshop and use into the future,” Joe Schillero, assistant director of fitness for Campus Recreation, explained. “Education is a component of Campus Recreation that we want to capitalize on moving forward.”

This new series was developed by fitness graduate assistant Eli Caris as a resource for those interested in improving their level of fitness and overall wellness. The free workshops are open to everyone, including the OHIO campus and Athens community. Non-students and community members must register in advance to attend.

Each session of the series is planned for 1 p.m. on various Saturdays throughout spring semester. Listed below are the dates, topics and locations for each session:

  • Jan. 24: Nutrition for Training, Ping Center meeting rooms
  • Feb. 7: Understanding Your Core, Ping Center Combative Arts Studio
  • Feb. 21: Metabolic Resistance Training, Ping Center PT Pod
  • March 14: Technology and Training, Ping Center meeting rooms
  • March 28: Self Myofascial Release Foam Rolling, Ping Center Combative Arts Studio
  • April 4: Olympic Lifting, Ping Center Functional Fitness Room
  • April 18: Stretching 3.0, Ping Center Combative Arts Studio

Attending at least five out of the seven sessions makes a participant eligible to be entered for a prize drawing. Participants may attend just one, a few or all seven sessions at their convenience.

“We designed our workshop series to be accessible to all skill and fitness levels, so no other background is needed to participate. Our focus will be to teach correct technique and safety, so anyone can benefit from these workshops,” Schillero said.

Campus Recreation and Ping Center Fitness, part of OHIO’s Division of Student Affairs, serve students, faculty, staff and the Athens community by providing opportunities to develop and enhance personal wellness and health management skills. The 2015 Fitness Workshop Series is one of the many opportunities intended to help the community make healthy lifestyle decisions. For a description on individual workshops and other fitness events, please visit Campus Recreation’s fitness events webpage

To register for the workshop, please e-mail Joe Schillero at schillej@ohio.edu.