FAMU kicks off Healthy Campus Week

Students perform “step-ups” as part of the fitness assessment for Healthy Campus Week. Photo Submitted by Alexis Hamilton

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical (FAMU) kicked off its second “Healthy Campus Week” with Partnership for a Healthier America on Monday, Sept. 23.

The week of events started with a blood pressure check and fitness assessment.

Director of Student Health Services, Tanya Tatum discussed the purpose of the events.

“The main goal is to really get students to be aware and willing to make thoughtful decisions,” said Tatum. “It’s really to get students to be a little more conscious about having a healthy lifestyle,” said Tatum.

Leonardy White, a sophomore mechanical engineering student, described his anticipation for the rest of the events.

“I’m looking forward to doing some activities outside of just sitting down inside of class,” said White. “I walk around campus a lot, but I rather be able to do a little exercising now and then.”

The rest of the events taking place this week are:

What’s Cooking? – Learn to cook a delicious Caribbean inspired meal (President’s Dining Room) Monday, Sept. 23 from 6 p.m. – p.m. RSVP via iStrike.

Mid-day Break – Afternoon walk (Al Lawson Center) Tuesday 9/24 and Thursday, Sept. 26 from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Sweat to The 90’s – A 90’s themed workout class (The Quad) Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Faculty and Staff Lunch – (University Clubhouse) Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Blackout Glow Fit – FAMU’s trap version of soul cycle or Glow in the dark boot camp (Campus Rec) Thursday, Sept. 26 from 7 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

Level Up – Army and Navy ROTC fitness challenge (The Set) Friday, Sept. 27 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

When asked about the FAMU’s way to promoting a healthy lifestyle, junior history education major Jimmie Starkes shared his enthusiasm.

“The campus’ approach in regards to promoting health awareness is truly unique and fulfilling,” Starkes said. “The event that I am looking forward to the most is Sweat to the 90’s. It’s an event that will not only allow me to burn calories and work out, but it’s an event that can be extremely fun for someone who loves the 90’s music and dancing.”

Students and staff can enjoy activities such as themed workout classes and fitness challenges where they can earn both prizes and bragging rights.

If you’re looking for more information regarding “Healthy Campus Week,” you can follow @FAMUHEALTHYCAMPUS on Instagram and Facebook.