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Cuse Fit Chat Brings Campus Community Free Virtual One-on-One Personal Training
The Barnes Center at The Arch is innovating its health and wellness service delivery to the campus community. While the University has transitioned to remote activities, the Barnes Center is making sure that students, faculty and staff are staying active wherever they may be through a variety of ways, including Cuse Fit Chat. To learn more about the free one-on-one virtual personal training service, we asked Alena Anthony, associate director of fitness programs, about the service.
01What is Cuse Fit Chat?
Cuse Fit Chat is a free one-on-one meeting with a Barnes Center at The Arch personal trainer designed to assist students, staff and faculty with goal setting, along with providing access to Barnes Center at The Arch wellness resources.
02How does Cuse Fit Chat work?
Participants can access the program through the Wellness Portal by selecting “Cuse Fit Chat.” Using a NetID and password, participants may select a time that works best for them. A trainer will follow up by reaching out prior to the session to confirm the session and assist with any questions, along with explaining the process for the virtual meeting.
03Why is it important to stay or be active during this time?
During this difficult time, it is extremely important to stay active to maintain physical and mental health through stress and anxiety management. Additionally, by connecting individuals to other resources such as virtual Nutrition Counseling, virtual Wellness Leadership Institute workshops and more, trainers work as true catalysts to aid the campus community in the pursuit of holistic health and wellness.
04What are some tricks or tips you have for gym goers that can’t go to the gym?
Get creative. Any type of movement can assist in staying active. It can range from utilizing our Virtual Group Fitness Classes to simply taking a walk or doing jumping jacks between sending emails.
Schedule YOU time. It’s not always easy to keep your regular routine going, however, it is important to ensure that you’re making time for self-care. Set an alarm for a few breaks throughout the day to engage in a form of self-care that best fits your needs.