Danny Clark, a junior studying exercise physiology, is teaching a new fitness class on campus called MM Kick.
The class is a martial-arts kickboxing, high-intensity fitness class.
According to the IMLeagues Web page, it’s offered on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Thursdays at 8 p.m.
This is the first semester MM Kick has been offered on campus.
“I created it myself,” Clark said.
Clark said this is his first semester being a fitness instructor.
He has been doing tae kwon do his entire life and and has become a fourth-degree black belt.
“But that doesn’t mean I can beat anybody ,” Clark said.
This is Clark’s first time teaching any kind of fitness class. He said he has taught regular tae kwon do classes back home, but not a fitness class like the ones offered here on campus.
Clark’s home is in Georgia, where he attended a gym and went to a class called Body Attack.
This is where Clark said he recieved inspiration to come with MM Kick.
“The people were really inspiring, and when I found out I could try out, I wanted to give it a try,” Clark said.
The class has a mix of kickboxing in it, he said.
Clark said he has never taken kickboxing lessons before, but because of his training, he was able to pick it .
“Kickboxing is what you make of it,” Clark said. “I watch something, I imitate it, and I adapt myself.”
Clark said that students are not necessarily required to be at a certain fitness level but that the class is challenging so they should be prepared for a difficult work-out.
Jessica Cameron, a sophomore majoring in marriage and family studies,who attends the class, said she loves how beat the class is.
“Come with a good attitude, an attitude about knowing you can do it,” Clark said. “Because if you come into my class, I’ll tell you, you can.”