NAACP help Warhawks workout from home


Sweat dripping from their foreheads, Mikayla Broadnax and Jala Anderson pushed their bodies to the limit at Get Fit with NAACP this past week. Every night, for one week, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People offered workout sessions over Zoom for students.

Each day, NAACP provided different exercises for different body parts like legs, abs and arms. NAACP offered Zumba on the last night. Kamyjzah Amos, the health and wellness committee head of NAACP, said this event was to promote the physical and mental health of students who needed a break.

“Working out every couple of days or once a week can help you because things can get so hectic and you may not even have realized how important it could be or how it can make a difference in your day,” said Amos, a junior nursing major.

Amos said she picked easy workouts to help encourage students to increase their fitness even if they just want to do them in their home.

Broadnax, a senior business administration major, said she had new workouts to try at home because of the event. She also mentioned she felt the burn from the work out the next day.

“I don’t need to go to the gym in order to get a great workout in. It’s important to get informed, get off your butt and workout,” Broadnax said. “These simple workouts can raise your heat beat up which can prolong your life span.”

According to Anderson, a pre-nursing major, she stepped out of her comfort zone and met new people through this event. And watching participants step out of their comfort zone was Amos’ favorite part.

Anderson said Get Fit with NAACP helped her realize the importance of setting a routine with a workout.

“The only thing that matters is if you stay constant with working out, then you will see results,” Anderson said.

Amos said the committee plans to host more events like this in the future. Amos mentioned the health and wellness committee is hosting an event over Zoom on Feb. 19 which gives healthy tips and foods to eat.