Doug’s Wellness Story:
My wellness journey really started years ago as I’ve always been interested in weight training and getting in better shape. Though my successes were few, I have always tried. With the Wellness Department at Grand Rapids Community College, I gained more than just some moderate success but also a vast array of knowledge. I learned that strength training can include so much more than just “pumping iron.” Even though the tae bo type workouts and the yoga absolutely busted my tail, I find that I’m stronger in ways I hadn’t been before. Other than that, I felt that my instructor, Cheryl Floyd (Sarge) really thought we had it in us to do even better. She always encouraged us to go that extra mile but never got down on us if we didn’t. I believe that this program really emphasized personal achievement over reaching some predetermined goal for the program. I would certainly recommend that any student at CC should definitely invest some time in the Wellness Department.