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Students get into shape with the Lambda ladies

Students got fit last Wednesday night at the “Workout with the Redz” fitness class. The ladies of Lambda Rho, a Delta Sigma Theta Sorority chapter, offered a group exercise at the Activity Center.

This event was part of the sorority’s “Delta Week” targeting Delta Sigma Theta’s service initiatives called their “Five Programmatic Thrusts.” These thrusts include Physical Health, Educational and Economic Development, International Awareness and Political Awareness.

“Workout with the Redz” focused on mental and physical health, allowing students to work on their bodies and minds simultaneously. Kayli Bowman, president of the sorority, explained the importance of the event through her eyes.

“The main motive behind that event was showing students the importance of health, even when school seems to bog us down,” Bowman said. “We also wanted them to see that there are different ways to move your body and that it’s best to find what works for them.”

Attendees got the chance to dance and exercise with the group while learning about their mental health. Junior nursing student Tamia Boston hosted a hip-hop aerobics class for the event. She described her favorite part of hosting and why it benefits students.

“My favorite part of the event was introducing the ladies to a different type of cardio workout,” Boston said. “It is not only benefiting their body but it is also a lot of fun.”

Over 20 girls came to participate in the workout and get educated. Some of these were members and others just came to see what the Redz were all about.

Miss ULM Gabrelle McLeod attended the event as an opportunity to do something that matched her community service initiative. To benefit her community, she is focusing on exposing youth to new ways to stay physically active and felt this was a great example.

“It combined two things I really enjoy, working out and dancing,” Leod said. “I have some friends in the sorority who asked if I wanted to come try. I definitely don’t regret it and I hope that they host more throughout the semester.”

The ladies also hosted several other events for their Delta Week. Some of these included a self-care seminar, a pie throwing fundraiser, a sexual education seminar and a volunteer project with Americorps. The sorority has shown that they are truly dedicated to their initiative of offering students activities that benefit all parts of life.

*The article previously misspelled Gabrelle as Gabrielle.

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