Ashland University students, faculty and staff participated in the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) National Fitness Day held on campus Tuesday at the 110,000-square-foot Recreation Center.
During the afternoon, informational tables and booths were provided by various organizations from the Ashland University community. These groups provided educational information and some hands-on learning in areas such as fitness assessment, healthy eating, tobacco awareness and more.
Organizations participating in the Fitness Day included Peers Promoting Organized Wellness (PPOW), Dining Services, the Exercise Science and Physical Education Clubs, Residence Life, the Health Center, Victory Chiropractic, Tobacco Task Force, Athletic Training, the Nutrition Department and Safety Services.
Many students took advantage of this opportunity to inquire about particular health issues and asked fitness and health questions that will help them in their daily lives. In addition to the educational information, there were many booths featuring interactive activities such as juggling, kick boxing and line dancing. Students also were eligible for raffles and door prizes throughout the afternoon.
The Recreation Center is an awesome facility that houses one competition swimming pool and diving well, a 5,000-square-foot electronic fitness center, two multi-use basketball courts, one indoor soccer area, one aerobic dance and exercise room, two racquetball courts, one indoor running track and a climbing wall.
Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.