Hip-hop boot camp -- Claflin edition

By: Audrey Anchirinah
Oct 01, 2016

A Claflin alumnus is giving back to Claflin through free boot camp sessions.

Anthony Shuler, who graduated in 2005 with a bachelor’s in English, decided to reinvest in the school by encouraging healthy living through exercises.

“Orangeburg is ground zero when it comes to all the different health disparities and other preventable issues that you can deal with. If I want to bring out change, this would be the place to start,” Shuler said.

The hip-hop boot camp is geared toward pushing students to live a healthy life by doing some simple body movements to music.

He has also taught some food and nutrition classes here on campus and he goes around on campus passing fliers to encourage people to visit his gym on Russell Street.

Shuler, who is a vegan, keeps fit through these body movements without having to lift weights.

“I have been looking to be a resource to kind of show people to be a living and walking billboard to show people what is possible. I do not lift weights at all,” Shuler said.

His aim is to let students build a good attitude toward taking care of one’s body by watching what one puts into their body as well as doing some simple body movements every day.

He feels students should put pressure on administration in order to promote good nutrition at the cafeteria.

“Your body is one system, one unit, not a combination of separate parts. So by working your body as it was designed to move, so by moving better, you’re going to make your brain work better,” said Shuler in terms of what students should expect to get out of this regime.

Hip-hop boot camp is on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 am at JTK Gym.

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