By Larry Kidder | The first-ever "Fitness Frenzy" event, held Thursday, January 13, turned out to be a workout in the dark for 60-plus fellow circuit-training enthusiasts. The event grew out of the popularity of Drayson Center's C3 circuit-training classes, held in the former racquetball Court 3 by Drayson Center personal trainers.
More than 60 participants were on hand for the first-ever "Fitness Frenzy," held in Opsahl Gymnasium at Loma Linda University Drayson Center on Thursday, January 13, 2022. The event took place from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
The mood was set by revolving lights, upbeat exercise music, and glowing wristbands worn by participants, who were separated into three groups based on their wristband—or neck-band or ankle-band—color. Each group performed a series of exercises designed to give them a thorough cardio workout.
Drayson Center staff distribute T-shirts and water bottles to participants attending the inaugural Fitness Frenzy.
The event was co-sponsored by the LLU Office of Student Experience and Drayson Center, and T-shirts were provided for the event. Water bottles and some energy snacks were also given to participants.
"We had a wide range of our membership take part," says Mike Rister, manager of fitness at Drayson Center. "Students, employees, and community members joined together to work out in one giant fitness class." Rister continues, "Our oldest participant was a 77-year-old community member."
Students made up the vast majority and, according to all accounts, thoroughly enjoyed themselves. A few individuals contacted the personal trainers following the event, perhaps realizing they needed to "work a little more" on their fitness.
"We definitely hope to organize similar large fitness events in the future, so please stay tuned," Rister adds.
Click above to watch a short video of Winter 2022 Fitness Frenzy.