PULLMAN – They played, they kicked and they set new participation records as WSU’s Student Recreation Center hosted the Biggest Fitness Class Ever on Wednesday evening. As part of the SRC’s week-long 10 year anniversary celebration kickoff, 226 people took over two courts to Turbo Kick® for an hour.
University Recreation instructors Alyssa Arrigoni and Sarah Staeck led the historic fitness class, which took place as part of University Recreation’s Party Like it’s 2001 Demo Week. Participants received t-shirts and water bottles – part of the department’s Crimson Revolution sustainability initiative. Two participants received iPod Nanos.
Participants in all Demo Week activities have the chance to win water bottles and an iPad by completing the punch card available at the SRC. Free activities include Crimson Revolution pledges, fitness classes, Wellbeing workshops, intramural sports skills contests and Challenge Program demonstrations.

“As impactful as the last decade has been for the health and wellbeing of the WSU community, with scores of new initiatives and record participation levels, I am convinced the next decade will be even better,” said Kathleen Hatch, executive director, University Recreation and Wellbeing.

The final anniversary celebration event in honor of the building’s opening will be at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, National Recreational Sports & Fitness Day. It will feature a short video, comments from student leaders, a t-shirt giveaway, an all campus challenge, and an optional recreational pentathlon.

For more information on celebration events and University Recreation’s history, visit http://10yearsforyou.wsu.edu or call 335-UREC.

Photos by Robert Hubner, WSU Photo Services