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Fit To Be Kean To Get Those Gains!

Students working out at a Fit to be Kean Program Total Body Work Out with James.

Abigail Anne Rafael, Senior Editor

The hectic life of an average college student leaves little time and consideration for one's own well being. Thankfully, Fit to be Kean offers four different programs from Sunday to Thursday for commuters and residents alike.

Fit to be Kean attendees doing high knees as instructed by James 

Fit to be Kean was created by Kean Health Services to help students reach their fitness goals and live a more healthy and enriching life. It is available at no cost to all Kean students. Two personal instructors, James G. Beaty III and Rachel Ramsey-Lowe, hold four different programs to cater to the needs of anyone. Each of the programs are held in the Whiteman Hall Lounge on the first floor.

The programs are as follows:

  • ZUMBA with Rachel 
  • POUND® with Rachel

ZUMBA with Rachel are Mondays at 6 p.m., Wednesdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at noon. Zumba works off fat while shaking off stress. Students can expect a fun-filled hour of dancing to upbeat Latin music to the steps of Rachel's easy choreography. The calories burned in this session are approximately 600-1,000 calories.

POUND® with Rachel are Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m. It is an innovative new way to train the body. Armed with Ripstix®, students beat their weight loss resolutions by drumming. Ripstix® are specialized drumsticks made of plastic that are intended to help users get ripped. As a plus, students will also improve their coordination, timing and rhythm, which ultimately results in about 900-1,000 calories burned.

TOTAL BODY WORKOUT with James are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 5 p.m. Students can burn about 600-1,000 calories through James's use of repetitive circuit training. His routines help to build and tone muscles to form a stronger, healthier body.

COUGAR CIRCUIT with James are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. In only 45 minutes, students can be about 570- 800 calories lighter. Under James's instruction, students are guided through interval workouts that emphasize cardio and strength. The program teaches a wide variety of moves designed to bring out the best cougar in students.

Fit to be Kean's Total Body Workout with James.

Many first timers may feel uncomfortable or anxious about trying to work out. Luckily, Fit to be Kean is an extremely well-handled program. James and Rachel are incredible personal trainers who, in spite of the large quantities of people, will make a genuine effort to help students as an individual person to reach their fitness goals. In class, they maintain a positive and motivating disposition. It is easy to feel comfortable in their classes and let loose to the fresh beats played by the live DJ. 

So, come down and calm down from your crazy college life with Fit to be Kean!

For questions, contact or 908-737-4880.

To sign up for Fit to be Kean Remind, text @FTBK to 908-698-4253.

Also, make sure to follow Fit to be Kean on all social media platforms: @Fittobekean.

about the author

Abigail Anne Rafael, Senior Editor

Abigail Anne Rafael is the Senior Editor for The Cougar’s Byte and first joined staff in January 2018. She is a communication major with a concentration in public relations. Abigail aims to inspire and motivate readers with her writing. After graduating from Kean, she hopes to work for a Catholic company to dispel mistruths about the Church.