Fitness aids students with stress management

With midterms right around the corner, it’s nice to have a break and to be able to unwind from a busy, hectic day. The Fitness Center in the John W. Hart building is one tool students can use for stress management.

“Before I came here, I was off-the-charts stressed out,” said Justin Pearson a junior studying advertising. “And now working out and running three miles, that cloudiness is going away, and I feel pretty good,”

The Fitness Center is an outlet and release for many of the students on campus. It not only provides them with clarity and confidence, but good old-fashioned stress release.

“When you do cardio, it allows you to release that tension from your classes,” said Haylee Denton, a sophomore studying business management.

“I work as a financial analyst,” said Marco Santa Cruz, a junior studying financial economics. “So after work, I need to find something that helps me relax.”

Even if you’re new to the workout scene, the school has fitness trainers that allow you to learn at your own pace for free.

“Here at the school, it’s really awesome because you get free personal consultants and fitness trainers that offer a lot of help,” Denton said.

Pearson pointed out that the fitness facility is free and has dozens of treadmills and bikes for gym-goers to use.

“There is so much to do here,” Pearson said.

One of the common misconceptions about going to the gym is that the heavier the weight a person uses, the better off he or she will be, but that isn’t always the case.

“I just feel bad because I feel they are going to hurt themselves, where they are putting in so much effort but they just aren’t doing it right.” Santa Cruz said.

If you’re in need of some serious stress release and want to build some muscle, the Fitness Center in the Hart is the place for you.

'Fitness aids students with stress management' have 3 comments

  1. January 9, 2016 @ 6:42 pm Derek Sutherland

    Nice job Darren! I liked your smooth transitions from topic to topic and your multiple interviews as well. They seemed to really tie the story together. I also liked how you matched the B-roll to those you were interviewing. Your enthusiasm was also right where it needed to be. One thing I saw you could have improved on was that the microphone placement was a little distracting. If they slid it through the shirt and onto the collar, that may be better. Thanks for sharing!


    • January 9, 2016 @ 11:39 pm Cassie Dauphin

      I really enjoyed this story because, my first semester here taking 17 credit and not finding time to relax was a problem for me. So I decided the rest of my time here I would find different ways to relax after doing homework and studying all day. I like going to the gym because I’m able to workout while relaxing my mind and body. The overall story was great the interviews with the different people getting opinions about the matter was great. Great Job!


  2. January 13, 2016 @ 7:23 pm Austin Ritchie

    Darren! I really enjoyed this man! Nice Job! Anyone who knows me would also know that I would not normally comment on a video that has to do with exercise. I’m more of a Pepsi and Netflix kind of person. However, there are many students that enjoy working out and finding a stress relief. I liked this video because it was put together nicely, and it shows people like me, who find the comforts of the couch welcoming, that there are other outlets and places to go to relieve stress. Also, I think that this video could help other students or new students who are not sure what the gym at BYU-I is about or what it’s like.


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