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K-State Today

October 28, 2013



Wildcat Fitness is changing lives at K-State and in Manhattan

By Kyle Hierholzer

Are you not sure if a fitness program can really make a difference in your life? That's a common thought, and often an excuse not to do anything. However, over the last several months Wildcat Fitness has made an impact at K-State and in Manhattan community. See what some the campers have to say about their experiences.

Sandy Lumb works in the office of the registrar and had these thoughts about camp:

"This camp has changed my life," Lumb said. "I am a person who sits in front of a computer 40 hours a week, sometimes not moving for breaks or just to another room for lunch. I'd lost my flexibility and my back and my joints hurt from sitting too much. This exercise plan has not only released 'feel good' endorphins, but also brought back my flexibility. I've also learned some key moves to maintain what I've gained."  

Sonya Baker is an academic coordinator for the College of Arts and Sciences and has attended the first two camps.

"It finally all came together for me after my first training session with the Wildcat Fitness team of coaches Kyle, Ryann and Jeff. Did I think I could do it? Not really. Did I do it? That and so much more. No yelling, no screaming, just hard work, a group of caring people and unbelievable results. I'll be back for my third camp with my new recruits."

Teri Barton works at the Manhattan Public Library and said, "Wildcat Fitness is the best fitness class I have ever taken. It is an all around workout that is fun. I haven't been in this good of shape in over 15 years and I owe it all to Wildcat Fitness for bringing out the youth in me."

Wildcat Fitness will start Fall Back to Fitness on Tuesday, Oct. 29, in Ahearn Field House. Registration will start at 6:30 p.m. and you can enter through the northwest doors of the track. The camp will run for four weeks from 7-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. It is only $85 for the first 25 people to sign up. Regular is cost is $100. To register in advance email wildcatfitness@kstatesports.com or call Coach Kyle at 785-587-7872.