Campus Recreation celebrates Halloween with fitness

Campus Recreation will host the Baylor Fitness Halloween Bash at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday in Russell Gymnasium. All Baylor students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the free event.

The Halloween Bash will be an opportunity for attendees to experience different types of fitness classes, including belly dancing and cycling, said Van Davis, assistant director for fitness and nutrition education.

The staff and fitness instructors have worked together to create a fun and entertaining, yet challenging, themed workout, Davis said.

Attendees should bring their Baylor ID and a water bottle. Snacks and extra water will be supplied after the workout.

Given the event is just days before Halloween, Campus Recreation is encouraging guests to come dressed in costumes. Campus Recreation staff members will judge the costumes and vote on the best one before the workout begins. The winner will receive a prize. Participants are not expected to wear their costumes for the duration of the workout.

The 75-minute workout will begin with a group warm-up. Participants will then split up into groups and go from one station to the next. Once each group has made it through all of the stations, everyone will reconvene to do yoga and cool down.

Instructors will teach yoga, cycling, Zumba, high intensity interval training and belly dancing. “People can achieve their fitness goals, while meeting new people and connecting with the Baylor community,” said Conway, Ark., senior Anna Jordan, a fitness instructor at the SLC.

The Halloween Bash workouts will be samples of those offered through McLane Student Life Center’s Group X exercise program, which gives students unlimited access to more than 50 exercise classes each week.

Davis said attendees do not have to be members of Group X to participate in the Halloween Bash.

However, the Group X membership fee will be reduced from $50 to $30 starting on Nov. 2. Prior to that, the fitness center is offering free classes for students, faculty and staff from Oct. 26-29. Those interested can find more information and register at

“There is a positive correlation between physical activity and academic success,” Davis said. “This is a great opportunity for students to participate in classes and meet new people. We’ll do the hard work. All they have to do is show up.”

People should RSVP for the Halloween event at today to secure a spot.