Student wellness center opens in Macon GA
Student wellness centers are opening up across Georgia, and the student-led Center for Health & Fitness is just the latest to take advantage of the new opportunities.
The center, founded by Georgia State University student Erin Loyola, opened on Tuesday, May 10, and has already opened for the week, bringing a variety of wellness offerings to students and residents.
A full menu is available here, and Loyolas website explains:”Our purpose is to offer a healthy environment for our students and staff, where they can focus on their learning and health.”
Loyula said she and the Center for Fitness & Wellness are looking for students to take a part in the center and bring their own fitness items.
She said that students have expressed interest in starting their own wellness center for health, and it’s possible that they will be able to help the Center open on campus as well.
The Center for Healthcare has a wide range of health and wellness products, including a wellness package and a full menu of snacks, drinks and treats.
The staff at the center are also interested in students’ ideas for the center, and they’re looking for suggestions to help them make a better wellness experience for students.
For instance, Loyota said they want to create a health and fitness class for students that can teach them how to prepare for a workout, while also giving them tips on keeping their body in good shape.
They also want to offer free fitness classes to residents of Macon, Ga., as well as a gym for students who want to take their fitness skills to the next level.
“Our focus is on students and their wellness,” said Loyora.
“We want to make it a place where students can have a place to get their fitness in, and we want to be a part of the community and make sure they can come back.”
Students are also encouraged to participate in the Center’s fitness classes, and in one such class, students are able to work on their strength and cardio skills by working out with a certified trainer.
Loyoa said they have even seen students who have never participated in a fitness class even begin to feel comfortable and happy about the center.
“We’re just so proud of these students,” said Jennifer Smith, a student in the program.
“The students are taking it seriously, and there’s a lot of passion for it.
I think they’re really into it.”
The Center will also host classes for students interested in getting involved in their own personal wellness program.
The first class will be held on Tuesday at 7 p.m., with a final class on Wednesday, May 12, and a seminar on Thursday, May 13.
The students are welcome to come to the center on Thursday as well, as long as they don’t have a health or fitness concern.
Smith said that the students can come in at any time, but that they want the classes to last as long or longer as possible.
“It really depends on the students, but they’re very open to us,” said Smith.
“They want to come in as many times as they can and learn.”
Smith said she’s seen students take the classes and stay with the staff, while some have also found their own workout routines.
“If I have a problem, I can always contact them and they’ll be able find something that works for them,” she said.