Work your bod for WU’s Most Fit

The Washburn University Student Recreation and Wellness Center is hosting the WU’s Most Fit Competition Sept. 18-20 in the SRWC. The competition will consist of six different modalities completed in the following order: Cardiovascular endurance, lower body strength, core strength, upper body strength, flexibility and balance.

“Students should compete because it is a fun event where you can see how fit you are.” said Ben Saathoff, assistant director of the SRWC. “You will be able to determine if your current exercises routine needs a little work or if you are on track to your fitness goals.”

Individuals may participate during any of the listed times:

-Tuesday, Sept. 18: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 7:30 to 9 p.m.;

-Wednesday, Sept. 19: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 5:30to 8:30 p.m.; and

-Thursday, Sept. 20: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 6:30 to 9 p.m.

The competition is open to any Washburn student or current SRWC member. Registration is at the time of the event and participants should dress in workout clothing, including workout shoes. Students are required to bring their Washburn ID to get into the SRWC.

Participants will compete against other students and SRWC members in equivalent age and gender groups. Visit for more information about age divisions and the six modalities that compose the competition.

SRWC’s website also provides details regarding the bench marks for each fitness modality based off of the 2011 competition results. Individuals who reach the established bench marks in the modalities can win a WU Fit T-shirt.

Saathoff says that one of the benefits of being involved in the competition is to find the holes in a person’s exercise routine and find new ways to improve their overall wellness.

There will be a male and female crowned WU’s Most fit for each age group. The winners are determined by who accumulated the most points from all six modalities for their age group. SRWC is expecting the event to have positive results.

“The event was successful in previous years,” said Saathoff. “Each year we get more participants trying the event.”