UREC Crucible back to claim all fitness types

By Allison Price
On February 21, 2014

  • Quarterback Josh Neiswander, graduate student, looks for a pass in Saturday’s game against the Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds. Pam Belcher

The UREC Crucible Fitness Event is back to challenge all different fitness types.

This is the fourth year UREC has had the Crucible and it is one of the roughest and toughest fitness events.

"This was kind of an initiative for the university to have [a fitness event] everyone can participate in," assistant director of fitness Laura Dokupil said.

This year there are more stations, 11 in total, with different fitness levels available for beginner, intermediate and expert levels.

"I started working out my sophomore year in college," senior Cecelia Miller said. "You have to start slow and don't be embarrassed. [Everyone] is at the gym to get in shape."

Dokupil said she expects that there will be 125 students, but the more participants the better.

"I have a small frame and I got tired of just being a small guy," senior Edgar Ortiz said. "[Working out and getting fit] is a confidence booster."

The Ram X instructors will be at the event to give demonstrations at each station for those who are in different fitness levels, Dokupil said.

"You have to take [working out] day by day," Ortiz said. "It takes time [to see results] and you have to be patient."

The Crucible Event will be Monday, Feb. 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the CHP.

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