The Student Wellness and Recreation Center is hosting boot camp classes for members through April 18.
Classes are Monday through Thursday from 6:15 to 7:15 a.m. in Studio A.
Trainers leading the camp are Lily Balogh, instructor of barre, pilates and dance evolution, and Aaron Krauss, junior nutrition major from Elkton, Maryland.
Krauss is a personal trainer at the SWRC and recently completed his training certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Balogh is a former professional ballerina and is teaching dance in the Theatre Department. She will start teaching pilates and dance classes in the SWRC soon.
Krauss said that participants will be pushed to the limit during the boot camps.
“Boot camp is where students, faculty and alum get a very unique and challenging experience,” Krauss said. “We get the privilege of giving them this through challenging workouts design by experienced professionals.”
The exercises they will do during the workout will target different muscles and bones of the body.
“It’s beautiful to see different people on different journeys, all working hard to achieve the same goal,” Krauss said. “It’s a joy and honor. Each member is on a fitness journey and I love being a small flicker of encouragement in their journey.”
Balogh said she found her love for the gym through dance training.
“In order to be the strongest I could be in dance, I had to cross train with weights and other types of movement,” Balogh said. “I really loved the gym environment and I felt just at peace.”
Balogh said they also will teach participants about proper nutrition and how to create workout goals on their own.
“I hope that they will have a solid idea of what to do on their own,” Balogh said. “I hope they learn new exercises, new techniques and tools to help them achieve their goals.”
Kyle Pinson, director of facility operations, said the boot camp this semester is shorter than past camps.
“We’ve had some that are four weeks and some that were six weeks,” Pinson said. “The total number of classes is about the same, about 8 to 10 classes. This time we are just shortening it into two weeks.”
Boot camp costs $30 for all eight classes and only 30 spots are available in the class. Those interested in joining can visit the SWRC website and sign up for the classes under program and events registration.