Kerri Klatt

Staff Writer

People often speak of a “post-workout glow” they receive after a rigorous exercise.  Here on campus, people are talking about the glow during the exercise.

   The Physical Health, Education, Recreation Department host (HPER) workouts in the dark using black lights and glow sticks to create a glow. The glow workouts are part of Kristy’s Classes which are donation based fitness classes open to students, faculty, staff, and community members. Classes are held on campus and have various workouts and times available. The classes are in its fifth year and is a program dedicated to celebrating life and commitment to personal wellness.

  Kristy’s Classes was created to honor the memory of Kristin L. O’Brien-Wetzel, a LCCC graduate with a Sports and Fitness Management degree as well as a certificate of proficiency for personal trainers. O’Brien-Wetzel worked for the Health, Physical Education, and Recreation programs as a yoga instructor and personal trainer.  O’Brien-Wetzel was committed and dedicated to personal wellness.

There will be a Glow Workout on campus on Dec. 1. Lisa Augustine, the program director coordinator of the HPER, plans to donate 100% of the proceeds to Puerto Rico.

  The last glow workout was held on Oct. 13 in the varsity gym with over 50 people in attendance.

  Over $600 was raised that night to benefit Kristy’s Classes.

“I am also the co-advisor for Phi Theta Kappa and we are putting together a PTK fundraiser for a glow volleyball tournament,” said Augustine.