P.J. Wilson – For the Review. Typical Tuesday nights at Linfield are quiet and calm. Many students aren’t out and about on campus, unless you happened to walk by the upper gym Sept. 29, the night of the suburb fitness event.
The gathering was hosted by the Suburb Resident Advisors as one of their monthly events. It featured a workout called Zumba, a Latin-based dance that features modern hip-hop workout music — even some yoga stretching was done near the end of the session.
“We’re required to do one monthly program, and we decided to start out with a Zumba workout because it is a fun and easy workout to kick off the year and it corresponds with Wellness Week,” senior suburb RA Evyan Stuart said.
In the spirit of health promotion, organizers made the event as accessible as possible.
“I want them to get a good workout without actually knowing they’re working out,” the instructor, Christine Kirk, said. “Exercise is important for all aspects of health, and I love the campus. It’s a learning environment.”
The event was a success for both instructor and students.
“I love it,” junior Jenn White said.
Senior Hannah Michelotti agreed.
“It’s not a workout; it’s a party,” she said.