Campus Recreation offers “Get Fit from Head to Heel” to all UNC faculty and staff members. Katie Turner, who works in the Office of Faculty Governance, has taken the class the last four times it has been offered, and said it helped her get in the gym.
“It’s almost like a CrossFit style class, but without Olympic weightlifting,” she said. “You could say it’s bodyweight strength training exercises, kettle bell exercises, TRX and cardio.”
Turner said that besides finding it strange to exercise with their students, faculty and staff don’t have time to attend classes while they’re working.
“It was really great,” she said. “It’s a 45-minute class which gives the staff enough time to leave our offices, go to the gym, change and make it to the class.”
Turner said having a fitness class on campus was something she appreciated, but not always something she had access to because of her schedule.
“Most of us are hourly employees,” she said. “We get two fifteen-minute breaks a day, and most of the time we work through lunch.”
Turner said she believes the University has a responsibility to provide things like fitness and wellness classes that are accessible.