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About Me:

My name is Olivia and I am a senior at Butler University. I spend most of my time in Lilly Hall as a BFA Dance Performance major. When not in rehearsal or ballet class, I write papers for my English Literature second major. In my super-abundant, never-lacking, this-is-highly-sarcastic spare time, I attempt to cook in my apartment kitchen, watch Youtube videos of ballet, knit sweaters that never seem to come to an end, and read books both silly and serious. If I could take any class at Butler just for kicks, I'd go for DiffyQ.

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Core Requirements: Physical Education

Even though I’m a dance major, somehow I still have to take a gym class. Since I enjoy being active, this is not too painful of a requirement, though I still have to giggle to myself when the class learns how to stretch one’s gastrocnemius. It took me a while to fit the one credit hour class into my schedule (in terms of credit limits and then in terms of class times). This semester, I found a strength and conditioning class Monday and Wednesday mornings!

I actually like my class a lot. Because we are working with weights and cardio machines in the HRC (Health and Recreation Complex, Butler’s beautiful gym/health facilities), we can personalize much of the class (a blessing when a bunch of ballet classes follow). My biggest goal for the semester is to improve my upper body strength, and I’ve already noticed a difference! Whether you are taking a physical ed class or not, as a Butler student you have access to the HRC, since tuition includes HRC membership.

Take advantage of this. The HRC is beautiful, reasonably clean, and has a wide variety of programs including intramural sports, fitness classes like cycling or yoga, and personal trainers. There are massages available (for a fee), a pool with lazy river, hot tub, sauna, indoor track, free weights, student employment as a lifeguard etc… Best of all, it’s extremely close to the Apartment Village, where I’m living.

Also, I saw Blue II with his Bluemobile outside the HRC last week! He kindly posed for a photo.

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