Increased health awareness and exercise are vital components of the Whole Health Action Management (WHAM) program at Perry Wellness Center. The physical activities we have developed have largely taken place on campus, but in recent months we have ventured out into community locales to provide a wide variety of options to our peers.
Most recently, we were granted permission for off-field use of the track and stadium steps at Finklea-Robinson Field. Located adjacent to Americus High School South, the historic sports complex was home to Georgia state football champions in 1944, 1962, 1974, 1975, 2000, and 2001.
Before we began use of the field, peers and staff were reminded of the great players who walked these same steps and tracks. With pride, a team of PWC runners began to run laps on the track or scale the steep stadium steps.
During warmer weather, the group will walk instead around the campus neighborhood. Certified peer specialist Elizabeth Moss said, “This is a great workout for peers and staff. It is for me. I hope we can do this twice a week. The cooler temperatures will greet us soon and we will visit Finklea-Robinson Field again.”
In the photo, from left: Brittany, Kaylon, Laura Leigh, Elizabeth, Keri, Ginny, Tameika, Paula, Chloe, Camry, Sonya, Chelsea, Tommy and Cassandra pose on the historic steps of Finklea-Robinson Field.