Personal fitness important to rec center trainer Chris Lane
Published: Thursday, March 14, 2013
Updated: Thursday, March 14, 2013 00:03
Living and breathing a fitness-motivated lifestyle is nothing short of a normal, daily routine for Chris Lane who has been the personal training coordinator for the Marshall University Recreation Center for six years.
Lane said he was not always interested in involving fitness in his professional career, but has always had a desire to make fitness a key part of his lifestyle.
“I began college as an art major with a minor in Spanish,” Lane said. “But I have always had a growing passion for fitness and sports training. Since I was 3-years-old I have been involved in some sort of athletics, from karate to paintball.”
Through his own experience and education in fitness, athletics and coaching, Lane took an interest in a career involving personal training.
“I have grown up in and spent most of my adult life training and competing in martial arts,” Lane said. “I also played Division I college basketball before coming to Marshall University.”
Kayla Edwards, junior sports marketing major and personal trainer at the Rec, said she has known Lane for more than a year and would recommend him as a trainer to anyone.
“He is so passionate about what he does and he can make a program for just about anyone,” Edwards said. “He is great to work with, and he is always making sure we are on top of our training programs and just constantly gives us ideas and suggestions.”
Including personal fitness into an everyday habit is something that Lane said is vital. He said individual fitness dramatically enhances all areas of one’s daily life.
Lane said he considers personal fitness a testament to the commitment to his own health and lifestyle.
“It is what makes our activities of daily living both possible and efficient,” Lane said. “From simply walking up a flight of stairs, to physically and mentally performing our own jobs better, to allowing us to excel in recreational or competitive athletics.”
As a Marshall alumnus, Lane said he was eager to accept his current position at the Rec Center four years ago.
“My biggest accomplishment would have to be accepting my position as the personal training coordinator here at the Rec,” Lane said. “I’m thrilled to continue working with Marshall and the tri-state area, helping everyone become strong, healthy and fit.”
Lane’s background in fitness and personal training has led him to land his career at the rec and according to him, he is exactly where he wants to be.
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