New year, new me with Cross-Fit club

The cross-fit club members, including the coaches, work hard to keep up with their own pace in successfully performing through each exercises.

The cross-fit club members, including the coaches, work hard to keep up with their own pace in successfully performing through each exercises.

Kelly Yoon, Social Media Lead

A new year means new resolutions. Among the 7 billion people in the world facing the start of 2017, many start making their way to the gym or at least start planning to. They hope to see themselves in much healthier and fitter conditions as they dedicate their days to workout. They hope to strengthen each other and themselves, to actively build themselves in both physical and mental ways,  to enjoy the “new year, new me” trend that seems to top many people’s goals each new year. To remain or to get fit for the upcoming warm weather, Lambert High School offers a new way for its students to build their strength and to chisel their physiques.

CROSS-FIT CLUB

We try a variety of workouts ranging from lifting weights, sprinting, running several miles, and general aerobic exercise,”

— Joey George

Those who don’t want to play a particular sport supported by the school are can join one of the fitness clubs Lambert offers. Cross-fit club was recently established by two students, Joey George and Madeline George, along with Mr. Ubriaco and Mr. Burgeron as sponsors. The coaches provide assistance to the members in effectively enhancing their strength and helping students in reaching their fitness goals. “We wanted to provide a place for people who aren’t participating in a sport and aren’t planning to take a weight training class to still be able to workout after school free of charge,” explains Joey George, the current president of the club. With his awareness of the importance of classes and education as students, he also acknowledges the hardships faced by student athletes as they often struggle to maintain the balance. Without having to dedicate too much time each day, cross-fit offers students a chance to manage their fitness routines while still maintaining a better handle on their studies.

All members work twice a week, Tuesday and Thursday, from 4 to 5 PM, participating in challenging workouts created by Coach Bergeron. “We try a variety of workouts ranging from lifting weights, sprinting, running several miles, and general aerobic exercise,” adds George. He emphasizes each person’s own individual goals and health needs as they participate in such active exercises. Bergeron and George are currently working with Lambert’s Cross-Fir members to accomplish their goal in becoming an official Cross-Fit affiliate themselves by the end of this school year.