Students train to get combative

COURTESY PHOTO Students will get a chance to compete in the AC Combat Fitness Challenge May 10.

In preparation for the Amarillo College Combat Fitness Challenge, the AC Fit Club conducted a competition in front of the clock tower April 8. The competition consisted of pull-ups, dips, and ab exercises. The male and female who had the most pull-ups, dips and hanging leg raises at the end of the day won free admission to the Combat Fitness Challenge.

“We are doing this to get ready for the cross fit challenge,” said Jaden Oneal, a sports and exercise sciences major and vice president of the Fit Club.

“It is good for students to come out and see where they stand.”

The AC Combat Fitness Challenge will take place May 10 at Carter Fitness Center. The challenge will begin at 9 a.m. and will end at noon.


The fitness challenge is comprised of two courses that are split into two male and female divisions.

The courses are the AC Combat Physical Fitness Test and the AC Sports and Exercise Sciences X-treme Fitness Challenge.

The two divisions are hardcore and novice.

“I think this is a good way to promote fitness, because a lot of people want to get fit but don’t know where to start,” said KT Estrada, a graphic design major and Fit Club treasurer.

The Fit Club is offering free training sessions on Tuesdays and Saturdays to help prepare people for the fitness event.

Tricia McGuire, co-sponsor of the Fit Club, chairwoman of the Wellness Committee and an instructor in the sports and exercise department, said they are working with the Marine Corps to put on the event and that everyone is welcome to attend.

The entry fee is $10 for military personnel and students, $15 for AC faculty and staff and $20 for the general public.

Awards will be given to the top three male and female competitors in the fitness course as well as to the overall male and female competitors from each of the three age groups.

The entry deadline is April 25.

Late entries will be accepted until May 8, but late entries will not receive a T-shirt.

Forms may be picked up and turned in at Carter Fitness Center.

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