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NMSU Fitness and Wellness Center to see changes under new leadership

New Mexico State University's Fitness and Wellness Center will see changes to its program with the hire of a new assistant director in intramurals.

Shon Meyer is the new assistant director of the Fitness and Wellness Center at New Mexico State University. (NMSU photo by Darren Phillips)

In this position, Shon Meyer will lead the Fitness and Wellness Program and help expand the center that began in the spring. The position previously was filled by an intern for the intramurals program, but recently was made a full-time staff position. Meyer said the program offered basic services and had a lot of potential for an expanded program.

"My main goal is to offer students what they've been missing out on in terms of services and what we provide them," Meyer said. "The key word is variety, in programs, classes and equipment."

The center currently offers group fitness classes, body fat percentage analysis, blood pressure readings, computer nutrition analysis and muscle strength, flexibility and full-fitness testing. Meyer plans to expand the center to include certified personal trainers, more variety in group fitness classes and incentive programs for students.

Meyer hopes to have most of the programs up and running in time for the spring semester, with several new fitness classes including the total body workout Power Flex, core fitness, abs only, hip hop cardio and a target area class. He also hopes to bring in guest speakers and help educate the university community about fitness and wellness.

Meyer graduated from the University of Idaho with a bachelor's degree in exercise science in 2001 and a master's in sports and recreation management in 2003. Previously, Meyer worked on a naval base in California as a fitness coordinator, but said he wanted to work in a college setting.

For more information contact Meyer at (505) 646-5178.