A new club on campus is bringing together those who like to physically push themselves, both individually and as a team.
Blue Line Fitness Club is a Ferris registered student organization (RSO) as of Oct. 2015. Many criminal justice majors join to prepare for the academy, but the fitness club is open to anyone who wants to work out with a group.
“The purpose of this RSO is to promote a healthy lifestyle in many forms,” Blue Line Fitness Club president and Ferris criminal justice junior Michael Leech said. “We wanted to form a group in order to get people into the gym and allow them to feel safe with a group of people with similar interests.”
Leech said the name of the RSO is a criminal justice term referring to the line that separates the good from the evil. The name was chosen to represent the community that supports and protects the population.
Even though the RSO is only a few months old, Ferris criminal justice junior Kaitlyn LaClear said being a member has impacted her life for the better.
“I’ve been able to go to the gym and not wonder or question what I’ll do because it’s all structured for me to follow,” LaClear said. “I also feel the need to push myself and challenge myself because everyone else in the group is working hard, which helps motivate me.”
Ferris criminal justice sophomore Donovan Moore joined Blue Line Fitness Club not only to work out, but to help other students with their fitness journey.
“Working out has always been a great way to relieve stress and I want people to hopefully see what I see in working out and how healthy it is physically and mentally,” Moore said. “I’ve been working out for a long time but the people there reminded me how to have fun with it and why I started doing it initially.”
Leech says he hopes Blue Line Fitness Club will bring in more students this semester, start participating in community service as an RSO and have meetings where nutritionists talk about healthy eating.
“For now, we are mostly focused on increasing our numbers and seeing weekly improvements in each members,” said Leech. “The more diverse this group becomes, the stronger this campus becomes.”
Blue Line Fitness Club meets four days a week for about an hour. Students can become members by going to five sessions a month and maintaining a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Anyone interested in joining can contact Michael Leech at firstname.lastname@example.org or search “Blue Line Fitness Club” on Facebook for more information.