- Category: Volume 85 (Fall 2013 - Spring 2014)
- Published: 16 October 2013
Eight-Week Challenge Offers a Free Spring Break Vacation as the Ultimate Reward
Are you looking for a fun, yet effective way to get in shape in time for spring break? Well, if you are, you’re in luck. With COREiculum, you can get a complete workout in the comfort of your dorm room.
COREiculum is a fitness program that started here on campus by alumni Andy Stern in 2012. Stern’s goal for this program was to tailor a workout regimen that could be completed by busy college students. As a former University student, he was familiar with the challenges we face every day, from being pressed for time with classwork, to having Dining Hall food as the only option. Because of this, he created the DVD workout program along with a diet plan geared toward college students.
This month, COREiculum is presenting an all new challenge exclusive to the University, the Valedictorian Challenge. The eight-week weight loss contest is more than just shedding pounds; it is a program designed to get you sculpted, toned and strong as well. By using the COREiculum DVD, you can try workouts like plyometrics, total legs, and kickboxing, among others.
Specialist professor of management and decision sciences John Buzza said, “The Valedictorian Challenge is all about the product and how effective and efficient the product can be when used properly. This product can help anyone with their health issues and is indicated for all people, young and old that truly care about living a more productive life.” Stern came up with the idea of COREiculum in Buzza’s entrepreneurship class.
Plus, the grand prize for completing the challenge is more than just your fit and toned body. The student who has the greatest percentage of weight loss at the end of the eight weeks will win a free vacation. This means you can show off that fit body on a free cruise to the Bahamas or an all-inclusive trip to Mexico.
Stern said, “We provide you with nine intense workouts you can do in your dorm, a cheat sheet for your diet and 24/7 support to help you succeed. You have all the tools to get in the best shape of your life, and show it off on a free trip.”
Regular gym goers can add this DVD program to their repertoire for an extra workout challenge and newcomers can use it as a plan to achieve the bodies they are dreaming of.
Junior history and elementary education major Brianna Mahoney said, “I’m excited for this challenge because I don’t like going to the MAC and I don’t want to spend money on a gym membership. I feel like this program will fit my schedule and my style of workout, which is not just running on a treadmill, but trying all different types of workouts.”
The Valedictorian Challenge begins Sunday, Oct. 20. Students can register by e-mailing INFO@COREiculum.com or come to Cedar Hall Basement at 8 pm on Oct. 20. To register, students must purchase “COREiculum’s 1st Semester DVD Program” which is available online at COREiculum.com, Monmouth University Bookstore, and COREientation on Oct. 16 or at the official weigh-in on Oct. 20.
If you’re unsure about whether or not you want to take on the challenge, you can try a free COREiculum workout with Stern. Get ready to sweat with kickboxing, plyometrics, and innovative CORE moves. The event is on Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 5-6 pm in Anacon Hall. You can also learn more about the Valedictorian Challenge by attending the free trial.
Sophomore psychology major Caitlin Golden said, “I want to try this challenge because I love trying new workouts since switching your routine shocks your body and gives you better results. I’m curious to see what it is like to do workouts using nothing but a resistance band in your own room.”
The Valedictorian Challenge is a fundraiser for Monmouth PRSSA. For more info visit www.COREiculum.com/blog or e-mail INFO@COREiculum.com.