The John W. Hart Building gym filled with students at BYU-Idaho lifting weights, playing basketball or racquetball, and running on treadmills. Many programs are available for students to participate in. Fit for Life is a student-run program at BYU-I that encourages students to take part in their program.

Fit for Life is centered on helping students lose or gain weight, improve health through cross fit or train for a marathon. Whether a newbie or olympic athlete, personal trainers and nutritionists will meet with participants to coach them through the experience, creating workouts for participants and meeting one-on-one, according to Student Activities.

Kayla Moore, a sophomore majoring in marriage and family studies, said she found out about Fit for Life from some friends.

“One of my goals is to be a healthier person,” Moores said. “If I expect to find a husband who is fit and keeps up with his physical appearance, I need to do the same,” Moore said.

Sarah Knight, a junior majoring in marriage and family studies, gave her reason for joining the program. “I want to be an example for my future children,” said Knight. “I want them to have healthy lives, and I need to lead by example,” Knight said.

Lifting weights, Dillon Titus, Communication, Sophomore (Jaclyn Koger)

Lifting weights, Dillon Titus, Communication, Sophomore (Jaclyn Koger)

Moore said she has never been concerned about her eating or exercising habits.

“This has been an eye-opening experience to see that I actually feel OK in the gym,” Moore said. “It’s not as scary as it was.”

She said she finds motivating herself difficult.

“That will be a lifelong problem — trying to find the motivation,” Moore said.

Knight said the biggest difference she has seen in herself has been in eating.

“I have to watch what I’m eating instead of eating whatever whenever,” she said.

Registration for Fit for Life continues throughout the semester until the program is full, according to BYU-I Activities. For more information, visit or email