Spring Break is right around the corner, and TSU’s wellness center is filling up with people trying to get beach ready. TSU wellness center staff say that on any given day around three weeks before spring break, the gym could have anywhere from 300 to 400 visitors. After spring break they say that number drops down below 100. Gordon-Darnell Peppers says he began training for spring break a month before he leaves for Florida, and that he is trying to get his body right for spring and summer.
However, other gym participants like Devan Phillips say they have been training all year. He claims fitness is one of the most important things in his life and in an interview he claimed Spring Break is just a time to, “show what you’ve been working on all year long”. He went on to say that he has been looking forward to his trip to Panama City Beach Florida all year, as he went last year and had a great time.
Not only does Devan Phillips train himself, he also trains other students in the wellness center by giving them certain exercises and helping time them during workouts. He claims lack of fitness is a real issue in the U.S. and cited an article that said people 15 and up have been dying from obesity. He says that keeping fit and training people is his way of giving back to his community, as he does not charge his clients.
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