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New facility grants valuable experience for students in fitness program

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A new lab at Arkansas State hopes to give students less of an excuse to not get in shape.

Seniors in the fitness programs at ASU practice training people during the spring semester. In recent years, Professor Marla Jones said her class has doubled, which does not leave any room for her students to train.

Jones told Region 8 News she's thrilled to have this new Cardiovascular Lab to help her students get a valuable experience.

"If I had 60 students, I am looking to about 80 to 90 clients for them to train," said Jones. "We had no place to put these people so I was pretty desperate, for a place and equipment to use for all these individuals, for these students."

The lab is not available to the public. It can be found in room 102 in the HPESS building on campus.

Students are only allowed to use the facility if they are being trained by the fitness students in her class. Jones' said this differs from the Red Wolves Center, because the Cardiovascular Lab is a classroom.


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