Fit for Fall
By Tyra Cole of the Forum
Staying physically fit is one of the most talked about topics to date. For college students who attend St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley there are many opportunities for students to work on their physical health rather it is walking on campus, using the track or swimming in the pool. Health experts, try to encourage everyone to stay fit because of many health risks, M.L. Rose of Livestrong.com wrote, “Remaining fit reduces your risk of suffering from heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and many types of cancer.”
Flo provides many free options for students to stay fit and healthy. The Physical Education department offers a weight room for recreational use to current students, faculty, staff at no extra cost. However, guests are no longer allowed to use the weight room. Fall semester, recreational hours are as follows for the weight room:
For who enjoy the water the Flo Valley pool is open for recreational swim at no cost, as well with a valid STLCC ID a swimmer may bring one (1) guest to swim. Recreation swim is available:
The recreation swim hours are effective until Monday, December 5. Other popular free fitness options on campus include walking and running on the track or the walking path around the beautiful 108-acre campus. Throughout the week campus and community member put on their tennis shoes, athletic gear and pound the pavement. Another great way to keep physically fit is to utilize the tennis courts on campus. Yes! There are substantially, beautiful courts located less than 500 feet from the Engineering building. And you don’t have to be Serena Williams to use tennis courts located on the south east part of the campus.
One final, simple way to stay in shape for those who drive to campus: instead of spending minutes waiting for a parking spot to open before that 12:30 class, find the farthest spot from the roundabout and walk the extra mile. Get motivated, to get in shape and stay fit with free support from the Health and Wellness Center located in the Physical Education building. Get weighed, check your height and blood pressure levels for free.
Contact the Physical Education Department: 314-513-4275 for more information.