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EAC offering free workouts at the Wellness Center

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EAC offering free workouts at the Wellness Center

By Lori Dugan

Thatcher, AZ—Eastern Arizona College’s Wellness Center is offering free workouts for anyone over the age of 13 from now through August 18, 2012.

“We want the people of the Gila Valley to have a place to work out between semesters and hopefully help them decide to make EAC’s Wellness Center their fitness home,” said Kate McCluskey, EAC’s Wellness Center supervisor.

“The main thing,” continued McCluskey, “is that people not stop exercising. It’s too hard to start back up again. Fitness has to be a way of life, and the Wellness Center is open six days a week. We are committed so that people can stay committed.”

McCluskey also has some advice for those who haven’t exercised in a while but are ready to take advantage of the free offer to get back in shape and stay there:

Dress comfortably—“Comfort” needs to be the most important function of your fitness apparel. Wearing comfortable workout gear can help you stay focused on getting into shape.

Get a partner—People feel more motivated and dedicated when they workout with partners. A partner gives you extra encouragement and can help you stay on track.

Enjoy exercising—Exercise doesn’t have to be painful and boring. Find an exercise routine that you enjoy.

Whatever exercises you choose, start slowly and work your way up to longer, more vigorous exercises. Set attainable goals and evaluate your progress. If you enjoy the exercises, you’re more likely to reach your goals.

Summer/free trial hours at the Wellness Center (through August 18) are:

Monday-Thursday 5 a.m.-Noon and 3-8 p.m.

Friday 5 a.m.-Noon and 3-6 p.m.

Closed each weekday Noon-3 p.m.

Saturday 8 a.m.-Noon

Fall semester hours (beginning August 20):

Monday-Thursday 5 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

Friday 5 a.m.-6 p.m.

Saturday 8 a.m.-Noon

If you’d like to take advantage of EAC’s free workouts, please call the Wellness Center at 428-8416, or come to the Wellness Center, located on EAC’s South Campus. To register for Wellness Center in the fall, contact the EAC Records and Registration Office at (928) 428-8270, register online at, or sign up in the Wellness Center.