What better way to take a break from studying than a pickup game of volleyball? Samuel Doerle, a second-year College of Medicine student and president of Fit Club, says the group is here to help relieve stress.

Tell us about Fit Club.

Fit Club is an organization dedicated to encouraging healthy behaviors in NEOMED students and community members through fun, casual and social physical activities.

We participate in a bimonthly program with Rootstown Elementary School called Fit for Kids. Every other month, we spend an hour with fourth- and fifth-grade students doing athletic activities including Zumba-style dancing and other games.

Why is an organization like Fit Club important for students?

Fit Club is dedicated to encouraging active lifestyles. Our goal is to increase the level of fun and decrease stress. I suppose if you don't like fun, but love stress, you wouldn’t be interested in this club!

Is Fit Club similar to intramural sports?

Our organization promotes an active lifestyle through engagement in socially-oriented sports. We help to organize weekly pickup volleyball games at Sequoia Wellness Center. Additionally, we hold tournament-style sport events. Last year, we teamed up with the Sports Medicine Interest Group to host a basketball tournament.

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