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University Sports Complex offers personal trainers again

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Sophia Maxim
Ricardo Blondet-Otero, business management junior, deadlifts in the sports complex weight room on March 6, 2024.

If you are trying to get your summer body ready or find your inner peace, the University Sports Complex is the place to be. This spring semester, personal training and group fitness are offered for anyone seeking extracurriculars.

University Sports Complex coordinator Bryiana Richardson oversees the personal training program and started training clients in January. This program existed before COVID-19, but was not brought back until now.

Richardson has a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology and her interest in human movement promotes her goals of longevity for this program. She plans on providing results for clients, fostering a healthy workout environment, and educating them about holistic living that will produce sustainable habits.

“I love helping people in that way when my clients accomplish their goals or over obstacles they didn’t think they could. It’s super rewarding to me,” Richardson said.

Richardson is currently the only personal trainer but is working towards incorporating students who are certified trainers as the program grows. She wants to allow potential trainers to gain an opportunity to learn by getting experience to spread a positive impact on the community.

Personal training sessions can range from two to three times a week and work around the client’s availability. Richardson encourages clients to adopt consistent habits for a healthy lifestyle.

“Each client has their own specific goals that they want to work on, so part of my job is to hold them accountable to those commitments they’ve made to themselves,” Richardson said. “Also part of my philosophy is making health and fitness a lifestyle rather than a quick fix.”
Being active, proper rest, hydration with water, mindful eating, and taking care of mental health are important steps that Richardson suggests to clients.

Personal training sessions are available to students, faculty, staff, USC patrons, and the surrounding Loyola community. While training is not free for Loyola students, free group classes are offered.

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Sophia Maxim
Sophia Maxim, Editor in Chief
Sophia Maxim is a multimedia journalist and designer from Atlanta, GA. She is The Maroon’s incoming Editor in Chief and previously served as Managing Editor for Print and Design Chief. She is a visual communication junior with a design minor. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the city, listening to podcasts, and collaborating on creative projects. Sophia can be reached at [email protected].

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