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USC students celebrate National Women's Health and Fitness Day

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Shelley Mamo said when it comes to exercising, just doing your best is enough. Shelley Mamo said when it comes to exercising, just doing your best is enough.
Tayler Metivier said her love for health and fitness started when she was in high school.  She is also a group fitness instructor. Tayler Metivier said her love for health and fitness started when she was in high school. She is also a group fitness instructor.

By Christina L. Myers

Women across the country celebrated the 15th annual National Women’s Health and Fitness day.  USC students honored this day by attending a 7 a.m. group fitness class at the Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center.  Fitness graduate assistant Shelley Mamo, an instructor for the Body Pump class, said she couldn’t think of a better way to start her day.

            “There’s some days and you’re like oh God 6 a.m., I don’t feel like teaching,” Mamo said.  “Then the minute you get here and see their smiling faces its such a rewarding experience to know that as good as I feel up there, I’ve just made like 20 other people feel great.”

            Group fitness instructor and class participant Tayler Metivier said she started using the fitness class as an outlet.

            “It became my time just for me to relieve stress,” said Metivier.  “It was very stressful my senior year in high school, now freshman, sophomore year of college.  So it’s a time for me to go relieve stress and now I get to do it with other people.”

            The Strom offers semester long classes for students for a one time $20 fee.  For more information on the classes offered, visit campusrec.sc.edu.

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