Get Active puts students to work

Elias Maldonado, sophomore computer science major, and Juan Ornelas, sophomore business administration major, participate in a round of tug of war against their friends Wednesday for a chance to win a Fitbit Flex, a small wrist pedometer that tracks the user’s movements among other functions. The Get Active event was in the South Quad and hosted by CAB. Along with sandwiches and Jamba Juice, participants were provided opportunities to engage in activities such as Frisbee toss, hula hooping and tug of war. / photo by Alexandra Arkley
Elias Maldonado, sophomore computer science major, and Juan Ornelas, sophomore business administration major, participate in a round of tug of war against their friends Wednesday for a chance to win a Fitbit Flex, a small wrist pedometer that tracks the user’s movements among other functions. The Get Active event was in the South Quad and hosted by CAB. Along with sandwiches and Jamba Juice, participants were provided opportunities to engage in activities such as Frisbee toss, hula hooping and tug of war. / photo by Alexandra Arkley

Cody Luk
LV Life Editor

Students hula hooped, threw Frisbees and played tug of war at the lawn Wednesday outside the Campus Center in the South Quard for the Get Active event.

“I just came outside and I didn’t know about it, but it’s pretty fun and all my friends are here,” said Kayla Jackson, junior psychology major and a three-year ULV track athlete.

Lindsey Toneck, junior business major and Campus Activities Board spirit chairwoman, and Jasmine March­banks, sophomore communications major and CAB philanthropy chairwoman, planned the day together as CAB’s March event.

Marchbanks’ main intention for the event is to have students be active.

“We made an event to let people know about the track and field team and to let people know about fitness,” Marchbanks said.

“My favorite part is people actually playing the games – Frisbee and tug a war,” she said.

Toneck was involved in soccer at the University previously and she created this event because she wanted people to know more about the ULV sports teams.

“We wanted to emphasize the track team,” Toneck said. “As spirit chair, I wanted to raise attendance for athletics.”

“We wanted to promote fitness and we’re raffling a Fitbit. We have the gym people here to help them promote,” Toneck said.

CAB also gave out sandwiches and Jamba Juice.

There was a booth raffling a Fitbit Flex wrist pedometer that tracks daily steps, calories burned and sleeping cycle.

Representatives from the San Dimas UFC Gym that is opening soon in the Foothill Village Shopping Center also attended the event to encourage students to sign up for gym memberships.

The fitness class schedules were presented at the event to motivate students to register for the fall semester.

ULV offers classes in cardio kickboxing, yoga, weight training, self defense, Pilates, different dance courses and many more.

“That’s another way for students to stay active if they didn’t know,” Toneck said.

There was a poster with a schedule to promote the track and field meets for the spring semester.

The cardio room operating hours are also posted at the event.

“I’m just really passionate about staying active and I’m really about living that lifestyle,” Toneck said.

“I hope I can promote it and students can stay active,” she said.

The next CAB event promoting ULV athletics will be April 17, during the softball game.

The event will recognize veteran woman warriors in addition to the softball team.

CAB will give out free ice cream and tee shirts at the event.

Cody Luk can be reached at cody.luk@laverne.edu.

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