For a class assignment, I was asked to design a new initiative project for BW. I decided to focus my project around the creation of a new fitness and wellness class for the recreation center. Recently, the recreation center has been opening at 6:00am Monday-Friday, rather than 7:00am. The only space currently being used at this time is the weight room, which leaves the facility's other rooms (the dance studio, the racquet ball court, etc.) free and open for organized use.
Since this project, I have met with the University's Wellness Council, the Associate Director of Recreational Sports and Services, the Aquatics/Fitness Coordinator of Recreational Sports and Services, the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, and have a meeting scheduled with the University President. Through these informational meetings, I have been able to gather data, advice and direction. I generated and distributed a survey to see what the campus was interested in seeing, and have a clear direction on where to take this project.
The results of the survey indicate the most interest in a Tuesday morning class, running from 6:15-7:00am. Of the options provided for participants to choose from, yoga was the most popular choice of what class to offer. However, if the morning programming proves to be a success, I would like to see multiple types classes offered throughout the week. At this point, I am just lacking the funds to put this idea into action.