By: Jess Larkin ~Copy Editor~
One of the most commonly made and broken New Year’s resolutions is the promise to get fit and stay healthy. O’Connor Sports Center is trying to help students keep that promise by offering free fitness classes.
The classes, sponsored by the Recreational Sports Department, are mostly student-run, with only one non-student instructor. The classes, offered at a variety of times and days throughout the week, include yoga, barre, Zumba, boot camp, Pilates, total body sculpting and TRX.
Students must sign a waiver, which is good for an entire year, prior to the classes.
O’Connor also has a number of amenities for students to use if the fitness classes do not spark interest. Aside from the nautilus cardiovascular room and the hammer strength room, the center also has a six-lane, 25 meter indoor pool, a three court gymnasium and two racquetball and handball courts. Student groups and clubs can also rent the facilities on the O’Connor website.
O’Connor, located along Victory Parkway next to the soccer field, is specifically tailored with students in mind, with its mission statement promising to “provide the Xavier community with the finest programs, services, facilities, and equipment in an effort to enhance the co-curricular learning opportunity and to foster a lifetime appreciation of individual growth for the whole person.”
Aside from the free classes, the center also hosts intramural sports, club sports and group fitness programs. Students only need to show their ALL Cards to enter and use the facilities.