2014 RAC for Life Scholarship Recap6 March, 2020
CSU student April Freeman was our second RAC For Life scholarship recipient and her year recently came to an end. April recently had a quick Question and Answer session with me to summarize her year and to talk about what her future holds.
Q: How were the last few months?
A: The last few months have been very busy. I really wish I would have been able to come in more, but when I was able to, I often met with Ashley (RAC Personal Trainer), which has been wonderful! Although I have not been able to get in as much as I would have liked, the times that I have been able to come in have been so beneficial to me, my goals, and managing my stress of this semester.
Q: Looking back, how was your experience at the RAC?
A: It has been amazing. Every time I came in, I felt like I was in the perfect environment to do my workout. I felt encouraged every time I walked in the front doors, and I often left feeling tired, but I never left with a bad experience. I am so thankful for this opportunity to spend so much time at the RAC, and I am so sad that this was my busiest semester, so I was not able to take full advantage of my scholarship.
Q: What did you learn about yourself?
A: I have learned that I am guilty of getting completely involved in things and then burning out with it. This has been beneficial to me this year because I was able to try so many classes and features that the RAC has to offer, but in terms of life-long fitness, I definitely need to learn to ease into things slower.
Q: Did you achieve the goals you wanted to during the year?
A: To be honest, I have not met the physical goals that I had initially set, but I definitely feel healthier, which was my main focus. My physical well-being has benefited so much, but my mindset has also improved. Because fitness is a life long commitment, I understand that I still have a long way to go, but I have had a fantastic start thanks to RAC.
Q: Do you feel like you have the tools to work with in terms of achieving your future fitness goals?
A: Definitely. Being able to try so many things in such an amazing environment has given me the tools to continue my fitness journey wherever life may take me. I also now know how easy it is to get back into the gym even if life may get in the way for a while. With my scholarship ending, I am going to have to find new ways to continue to workout, but I have gained a love for and commitment to my health.
The next RAC for Life scholarship winner will be announced this month. We look forward to introducing him/her and learning more about them in the coming weeks.
By: Jon Yunt