Delivering the latest buzz on fitness, nutrition and wellness for Syracuse University students.
Laura Reginelli, beat blogger
In need of a change of pace or even just a change of scenery from the walls of Archbold Gymnasium? Well look no further than beloved Marshall Street. This past August, M Street was joined by Campus Fitness Hall, which promotes fitness, wellness, and arts through its programs. The new fitness center offers a wide array of programs in yoga, dance, and martial arts. Classes include Latin Ripo Mix, Belly Dance, Kettlebell Fitness Training, Body-Hot Yoga, and even Competition Karate.
Not quite an expert in these areas or looking for something a bit out of your element? Well have no fear – Campus Fitness Hall has skilled instructors who encourage individuals of all levels to join their classes. While getting a great workout, the instructors will guide you and help teach and refine your techniques as well.
Taking classes at Campus Fitness Hall won’t break the bank either! They offer one class for $15 and 10 classes for $100 as an introductory special. Still on a tight budget? Campus Fitness Hall is willing to work with students to create a package of their own that fits both their physical and monetary needs.
Recently, the fitness center partnered with Syracuse University’s Healthy Monday and Mu Sigma Epsilon to open up their programs to students for free. Dubbed “Salsa Mondays,” students can go in and take the Latin Ripo Mix class for free from 5 to 6 p.m. on Mondays.
Theone Kalkinis, owner of Campus Fitness Hall, also explained another important initiative the fitness center has made. “We are offering free yoga classes for cancer patients. It is in honor of my mom who I lost to ovarian cancer this year. This is my way to keep her memory and creative spirit alive,” Kalkinis said.
Campus Fitness Hall wants to “become a permanent fixture in the fabric of the community” and to offer “a fun, safe, eclectic mix of classes for students, the medical community, and the business community in Syracuse,” explains Kalkinis
So break the boredom cycle and take a walk down to Marshall Street for a class at Campus Fitness Hall. You are guaranteed to have an exhilarating and refreshing workout. I swear you won’t leave disappointed!
Campus Fitness Hall is located at 171 Marshall Street above Starbucks. For more information call 315-289-6099.
Laura Reginelli is a junior public relations and finance dual major. She interned last summer at Bloomberg L.P. and spent her summer after freshman year studying abroad in Florence, Italy. Laura has a dedicated interest in exercise, traveling and communications.