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The Flash Pole Fairies and students pose after a successful pole session.

Flash Pole Fairies introduces students to the art of pole dancing

Clara Wicinski, Reporter September 13, 2022

Kent State’s new student-run pole dancing club aims to empower students to harness their confidence through fitness. Flash Pole Fairies got their start in April of this year. Four classes have been...

Recreation center launches self-paced fitness challenges

Madison Goerl, Reporter March 25, 2022

The Student Recreation and Wellness Center introduced semester-long events for Spring 2022 to encourage students to form healthy habits. “Our goal is to help people develop a habit and become a little...

Exercise infographic

How exercise can benefit mental health

Kenzie Johnston Reporter April 30, 2021

Fitness and exercise may be a way to build muscle, lose some weight, increase metabolism and improve your overall physique, but one thing that can motivate many people to stay active is the sense of overall...

Beth Michel is the Fitness and Wellness Coordinator at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. 

Kent State Rec Center delivers customized fitness and wellness programs to student organization

Kenzie Johnston Reporter April 3, 2021

Student groups and organizations can get personalized programs to help with fitness and wellness needs through the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. Through the Custom Fitness and Wellness Programs,...

Pamela Hickey is a yoga instructor at Kent State University. 

Kent State continues to offer all fitness classes virtually due to pandemic

Kenzie Johnston Reporter March 25, 2021

When the university shut down due to COVID-19 last March, all classes were shifted to the virtual environment. During the fall and spring semesters when some classes returned in person, all fitness classes...

Field hockey adjusting to a unique season

Azure Fernsler, Danielle Hamm and the rest of the Kent State field hockey team arrive at Murphy-Mellis Field ready for practice on a cold, snowy February Tuesday. The pitch is covered with several inches...

Running2bWell plans to begin meeting again once COVID-19 numbers are down.

Running2bWell helps people work toward recovery through fitness

Anthony Elder Reporter February 19, 2021

Running2bWell is a nonprofit organization that uses running groups and fitness activities to help people in recovery for addiction as well as some dealing with mental illness. The organization was founded...

CHAARG empowers members, encourages body positivity

Body positivity changed the way people look at their bodies and helped them embrace that everyone is different in their own way. With over 350 members, CHAARG is the largest organization on campus. It...

Kent State alumni Allison Yanci practices yoga downtown at One Love Yoga Boutique on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. “There’s a lot more benefits than just relaxing and stretching,” said Allision. “I study the spiritual side of it, but I love a sweaty power class too.”

Yoga helps with stress relief, anxiety

Jade Critchfield February 16, 2019

Yoga is known for its physical benefits, such as flexibility and balance, but it is also becoming known for relieving stress, anxiety and depression.“(Yoga) helps with stress relief, it can help people...

Students participate in Boga at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2018.

Introducing a new style of fitness in Kent

Shelbie Goulding February 9, 2018

BOGA Fit and BOGA Yoga are the newest addition to the programs offered at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. Both programs consist of balance-based workouts taking place in the Rec Center’s...

Student Recreation and Wellness Center offers nutrition advice but overall attendance drops

Shelbie Goulding February 6, 2018

Kent State offers free nutrition advice and fitness facilities to give students a healthier college lifestyle, but statistics show students have not taken advantage of these opportunities.“Students are...

Kent students choosing off-campus gyms

Shane Transue February 1, 2017

Even with a 153,000 square-foot state-of-the-art recreation and fitness center and a smaller 7,000 square-foot fitness center located on campus, some students still choose other options when it comes to...

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