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Monday, August 13, 2007

Gorilla Fitness starts Sept. 10

Watching the “Walking for Wellness” participants get a workout over their lunch hour last spring may have left some PSU employees wishing they’d brought their tennis shoes to work.

But now, they’re getting another chance to join in.

The second round of the Gorilla Basic Training Fitness Program will begin Sept. 10 and run through November 2. The eight-week program includes two parts: Basic Training Fitness Classes, which focus on weight lifting and light aerobics, and Walking for Wellness, a guided campus walking tour.

The 45-minute fitness sessions will be offered Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 6 a.m. and at noon in Room 163 at Weede Gymnasium. Registration is $20, and each group will be capped at 25 participants.

The free, one-hour Walking for Wellness tours will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon. Those who want to walk will meet on the Oval at noon.

“We did evaluations and the people who stayed with the programs last spring are the ones who encouraged us to continue,” said Rita Girth, interim director of operations for the Student Health Center. “We want to support our co-workers and support healthy lifestyles.”

Gorilla Wellness was introduced as a way to encourage preventative healthcare to employees. Its goals are to encourage better employee health and morale, and to keep healthcare costs down.

Interested participants are invited to attend an informative meeting about the sessions at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 28 in the Inaugural Room at the Overman Student Center. For more information, go to
http://www.pittstate.edu/hrs/GorillaBasicTraining.htm or call Girth at extension 4450.

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