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A parade of students playing kazoos and noisemakers marched through Dempsey Hall and up three flights of stairs Oct. 1 to congratulate the members of the Graduate Studies office for 100-percent staff participation in the Healthy Titans 2020 program this fall.

Sarah Moss, the new director of Healthy Titans, and 20 Exercise & Fitness Leadership students treated the staff of Graduate Studies to a short chorus of kazoo music, presented complementary water bottles and awarded a certificate of participation.

The Graduate Studies staff members — Julie Kumbier, Connie Schuster, Nancy Vincent and Greg Wypiszynski — didn’t plan for the whole office to join Health Titans, but the lure of lifting weights and sweating on an elliptical machine was too hard to resist. Each of staff members is working with a student trainer, which includes a pre-assessment, workout planning, exercise sessions and a post-assessment to reach health and fitness goals by the end of the semester.

The program, a part of the students’ Exercise and Fitness course, gives students practical training with real clients and helps UW Oshkosh employees achieve lifestyle and health goals.

Director Moss replaces Kelly Beistenstein-Weiss, who accepted a position at the the University’s Student Recreation and Wellness Center this past summer. Sarah, who taught at various times at UW Oshkosh over the past 10 years, brings enthusiasm and passion to the program and her students.

The Healthy Titans 2020 program is open to all employees. Facilities and activities are available year-round, when classes are in session as well as on a limited basis during breaks.  For more information about Healthy Titans, visit www.uwosh.edu/hr/healthytitans.php.

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