The Fit Bods is a new, fitness oriented organization that has been brought to Washburn University’s campus. The Fit Bods is an organization that solely focuses on fitness and the well-being of students’ health on campus. Malcolm Mikkelsen, sophomore and vice president of Washburn Student Government Association, is the creator of the Fit Bods.
The Fit Bods currently have 15 active, fee-paying members, who have paid their dues, as well as 32 members who are a part of the Facebook group Mikkelsen created. Kolin Klozenbucher was appointed as vice president of the organization in September.
The Fit Bods have a monthly meeting, which is the last Friday of each month at 3 p.m. at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. At each meeting, a guest speaker, whose career or life is built around fitness speaks to the members. The purpose of having a guest speaker in that field is to motivate and to answer any questions members may have in regards to advancing their personal fitness lifestyle.
“I’ve always thought it would be awesome to have a fitness oriented group on campus. College is a hard experience, and one in which is tough to maintain a fitness schedule with. This group was designed to motivate individuals and to help them motivate one another. Holding each other accountable is something that I am really trying to implement into the core of the Fit Bods. I am looking forward to see all that the Fit Bods can do for me and my fellow Ichabods throughout our college experience," said Mikkelsen.
The Fit Bods created a t-shirt that is available to all members. The shirt was made by Johnson Design company. The shirts will be ready for members on Dec. 10. If you have any further questions, comments of concerns e-mail WUFitBods@gmail.com or join The Fit Bods page on Facebook.