Royal Wellness offers more than just fitness classes

KNOXVILLE — Johnson’s Royal Wellness program is being revamped this semester to attract more members and show it is more than just exercise.

The mission of the  Royal Wellness program is to “encourage and assist the continuation of the pursuit of holistic well-being of the Johnson Community.”

Senior Brandon Crussel, who is part of facilitating the program, said that Royal Wellness is meant to improve the health and spiritual prosperity of Johnson students on campus by taking care of the body, the temple of the Holy Spirit.

In an effort to attract more people to become members, the Royal Wellness program has created a new logo and a new Facebook  page to communicate more easily with Johnson students.

Crussel said he works closely with Associate Professor of Sport and Fitness Leadership, Trevor Egli, who is in charge of the program.

“We got a logo because we needed people to recognize us, to know who we are,” Crussel said. “It gave us a new look, a fresh feel. We’re trying to get the message out that we’re more than just fitness.”

A session on holistic wellness is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Feb. 28 in Private Dining Room 3.

“We believe in holistic well-being, and a lot of people don’t know what that is,” Crussel said. “We hold to it being mind, body, and spirit. We believe that there is a biblical and spiritual aspect of taking care of yourself physically and mentally.”

Royal Wellness offers several different classes including Zumba, yoga, power yoga, and Royal Fit, the Johnson University variant of CrossFit, dialed back in intensity to meet the Johnson community’s needs.

Egli, the founder of Royal Wellness, has made sure to pick instructors who are certified to lead their classes.

Zumba is from 6-7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday nights in the old gym.

Power yoga is from 6-7 p.m. Mondays in RH 167.

General yoga is from 6-7 p.m. Thursday nights in RH 167.

Royal Fit is from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays in the EACU racquetball courts.

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