"Hitting the gym gives me a place to clear my head, push myself, and stay strong. Growing up I was always full of energy but didn’t actually become dedicated to moving every day until about eight years ago. After feeling the difference exercise made in my life, I wanted to help others reap the benefits of moving too. I’m fortunate enough to be in a position where I get to make this difference first-hand on a daily basis with the population I love most: older adults. Between research experiences and teaching classes in CPAH, I’ve seen so many older adults progress not only in their health and fitness but also in their self-confidence and social connections. It’s incredible to see what older adults are capable of in the gym- lifting weights with smiles on their faces and outlasting me on planks more often than I’d like to admit. I started moving because it gave me a way to relieve my stress and boost my mood. It just so happened to also provide a platform for my career that’s only just beginning. Now, I want to keep moving so I age as successfully as the older adults that fuel my passion."
- Rachel S.
Athens, Georgia USA
Via UGA Exercise is Medicine Club