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Kept Resolutions Pay Off for Fitness Center Members

Fitness Center assistant Domenick S. Schiraldi-Irrera (right) joins winners (from left) Daniel F. Warner, Michael R. Triassi, Beverly A. Hunsberger, Tobey M. Robison and student Cody L. Hagen.
Fitness Center assistant Domenick S. Schiraldi-Irrera (right) joins winners (from left) Daniel F. Warner, Michael R. Triassi, Beverly A. Hunsberger, Tobey M. Robison and student Cody L. Hagen.

Penn College students, staff and faculty participated in a Fitness Center promotional event to help encourage members to see through fitness-oriented goals set as New Year’s resolutions. The Resolutions Fitness Challenge began the second week of classes and ended April 10, hosting 28 completing participants actively involved for the nearly semester-long duration.  Participants checked in and recorded workout programs on a daily basis to accumulate points to meet time-based goals. Several tiers of prizes were awarded upon completion of goal checkpoints in addition to grand-prize packages awarded to six finalists. Prizes were Penn College nutrition shaker bottles, water bottles, T-shirts, workout towels, thumb drives and free one-semester memberships for staff/faculty.  Top student awards were given to Jillian Helmus, of Middletown, an on-site power generation major who reached 60 points, and Cody L. Hagen, of Lancaster, an automotive technology management: automotive technology concentration major who amassed 63 points. Staff/faculty grand prizes were awarded to Beverly A. Hunsberger, college transition specialist at Outreach for K-12; Michael R. Triassi, director of sales and restaurant operations for the School of Business & Hospitality; Tobey M. Robison, senior financial system analyst; and Daniel F. Warner, web programmer/analyst. The program was well-received by members and is projected to be offered again in the Spring 2016 semester.

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