Baylor bears down on fitness and health

By Taylor Rexrode
Staff Writer

The Baylor fitness department will host the Health and Fitness Expo from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 2 in the Barfield Drawing Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center.
Educational sessions spanning a variety of topics from fitness to nutrition will be available to attendees and are taught by Baylor faculty.

Participants can choose to attend four sessions out of 12 offered.

The list of sessions has not yet been posted and will be available online before the event.

Students and faculty will also go to a Fitness Bash, where all participants will engage in group fitness activities such as zumba, pilates and yoga.

Students and faculty that are interested in the event may register at the McLane Student Life Center front desk before Sunday for $12, which pays for four educational sessions, the Fitness Bash, lunch and a T-shirt.

Registration between Monday and Feb. 2 will cost $15 and does not include lunch or a T-shirt.

Becky Louber, a facilities graduate assistant, worked alongside Van Davis, assistant director for fitness and nutrition education, to coordinate the event.

Louber encourages all faculty and staff seeking a healthier lifestyle to attend the expo whether or not they are experienced in fitness and healthy dieting.

“It’s encouraged as a way to get information about fitness,” Louber said.

“We have a lot of opportunities for activities at Baylor. I think it’s a good way to share knowledge across campus, especially at the beginning of the year when everyone is making resolutions,” she said.