We notice how hard you work. We notice that you care about your health goals and overall well-being. We notice you encourage others to be mindful and you empower those to start their own health journey. Yup—, as you can see, we have many dedicated students, staff, faculty, and community members who use the Rec Center on a regular basis. Some of our patrons choose to share their experiences using #OURecWell. We’d like to share out these three top Instagram stories to show gratitude and appreciation for each of our patrons who keep us updated on your experiences during the week by using our hashtag. #OURecWell #OUFitness
Katie Dalton (@ked0815) is an active member of the Rec Center both as an employee and a student user. “The Rec Center is my main facility that I use. I love the community aspect since my friends and coworkers are always there to support me.” Dalton uses the Rec Center on a daily basis by performing her own workout routines and taking part in GroupX classes. Among participating in various classes, Dalton has created her own fitness goals. “One of my long-term goals has been to bench my bodyweight. This past semester I was finally able to reach that goal. It was a fantastic feeling and it has been fun to see myself continuously progress.”
Trent Shull (@trent_titan), one of OU Recreation and Well-Being’s (Rec Well) personal trainers dedicates his time to our members. “My favorite part about working at the Rec is being a personal trainer and a GroupX instructor for three different classes.” Shull informs us that “Rec Well has helped me become a better personal trainer through training different clients and instructing a variety of participants.” Trent has been able to develop the valuable skill of modifying exercises on-the-spot for participants from all levels of ability. Trent embodies Rec Well values by creating an inclusive environment for participants.
Ron (@Zrambo1), current Rec Well GroupX instructor, exerts his energy into his own personal workouts, but he also gets his class participants fired up and excited to exercise! During the week, Ron teaches two different classes which include Zumba, and Strength Circuits. “I was watching the Go Red Dance Jam this February at the Rec Center, and the participants were so energetic when Ron was on stage. There were smiles everywhere,” said Molly Gagnon, Rec Well Marketing Coordinator. We are lucky to have such a passionate instructor guiding our members in their paths to a healthy lifestyle, and having fun while doing so!