CCC Fitness Center promotes health

VANESSA DWYER

Staff Writer

 Do you worry about your health and maintaining your diet? Do you stress over how many calories you eat a day? Do you constantly watch your weight and worry if you’re out of shape? 

You should never find yourself examining every part of your body and comparing yourself to other people. By doing this, you cause yourself to feel insecure over the way you look. Even though you don’t want to blame yourself, it actually has to do with how you choose to deal with your weight and diet. Making healthy choices does not have to be hard. What’s the fun of eating if it is more pressure than finishing a chemistry assignment?

Going to the gym can help relieve your worries, but if you don’t currently have that one place to go that helps maintain the healthy body you’re hoping for, CCC has just the place for you.

Our fitness center is located right above the CCC gym. It is open throughout the week for the students and staff members with a valid ID from the college. Gym hours are Monday and Wednesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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I interviewed one of CCC’s gym attendants, Matt Piccone and asked him a few questions regarding his job and gym procedures to help students learn more about the fitness center.

Q & A with CCC Trainer

Matt Piccone

Q: Who is in charge of the fitness center and what are their main goals?

A: There are four employees who monitor the fitness center. Myself and the other monitors want to make sure everyone who works out at our fitness center is getting the most out of their time.

Q: What should a trainer take in consideration when working with each individual?

A: Everyone is not the same. A trainer needs to evaluate an individual so they can tailor an exercise program for him or her depending on their current fitness level, age, limitations and objectives.

Q: What exercise produces better results?

A: To get great results, you should have a mix of strength training and cardio. You can strengthen all the major muscles with the machines and complete some cardio on the treadmill. You also need to remember to stretch to stay flexible and        prevent injury.

Q: What equipment do you have and what part of your body does each work?

A: There are four treadmills, three ellipticals, and three stationary bikes for cardio. There are various strength-training machines that target specific muscles. Some are the shoulder press, chest press, leg curl and leg press.

Q: How often should you workout?

A: You get what you put into it. You can exercise 5 or 6 days a week. Just make sure you rest at least once or twice a week to let your body and muscles recover.

Q: What tips would you give to someone who has a hard time committing?

A: Exercise with a friend so you can push each other. Once you start exercising on a consistent schedule you will start to see results. Whenever you are down, just think about what you could achieve. Sitting around wont change anything.

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