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Personal training is beneficial in fitness program; Prophet of peace; UNI Marketing & Public Relations hosts campus tours for local leaders

Posted on Sunday, April 17th, 2005
Contact: 

Stacey Christensen, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-6728
Kristy Leen, personal fitness coordinator, UNI Wellness & Recreation Services, (319) 273-7167
Mohammed Fahmy, head, Department of Industrial Technology, 273-2563, Mohammed.Fahmy@uni.edu
Melissa Barber, University Marketing & Public Relations, 273-2761

Personal training is beneficial in fitness program

Personal training can be both motivational and educational for individuals as they work to reach their fitness goals, according to Kristy Leen, personal fitness coordinator at the University of Northern Iowa. During National Personal Training Week, April 17-23, Leen offers some insight into the benefits of client-centered personal training in a fitness program.

'A personal trainer's duty is to provide clients with the inspiration they may need to reach their individual fitness goals,' said Leen. 'Personal trainers are knowledgeable individuals who can educate, demonstrate, and provide all the necessary information needed for a client to learn how to incorporate living a healthy lifestyle.'

She said personal trainers can help clients learn how to set both short term and long term goals and play an integral part in the client achieving those goals. Personal trainers provide information about stretching, cardiovascular fitness, resistance training, strength training, and endurance training, as well as providing the necessary tools for someone to make those small changes in a healthy lifestyle.

Contacts:

Kristy Leen, personal fitness coordinator, UNI Wellness & Recreation Services, (319) 273-7167

Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-6728

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UNI Marketing & Public Relations hosts campus tours for local leaders

UNI will offer campus tour programs for community leaders from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, and Thursday, April 28. The walking tour will provide an in-depth look at the university's academic, and business and community services programs. The purpose of the tours is to educate local citizens about how UNI serves students, the needs of the community and the state.

Contact:

Stacey Christensen, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-6728

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Prophet of peace

On April 20, the Muslim world will begin celebrating the birth of the prophet Muhammed. Born in Mecca in 1426, this simple trader would become known as the 'Guiding Light of Islam' and one of the most influential people in the world.

'Muslims have two sources for our religion,' explained Mohammed Fahmy, head of the University of Northern Iowa's industrial technology department and director of educational programs at the Islamic Center in Waterloo. 'One is the Koran, which is God's word verbatim as revealed to the prophet by the archangel Gabriel. The other is the Sunnah, or the actions and practices of the prophet.'

While many Islamic nations celebrate the Mawlid Al Nabi lavishly, Fahmy says that goes against the grain of the religion. 'We are to remember the behavior and traditions of the prophet, how he lived his life as an example. We are to live in peace and propagate peace.'

Contact:

Mohammed Fahmy, head, Department of Industrial Technology, 273-2563, Mohammed.Fahmy@uni.edu

Melissa Barber, University Marketing & Public Relations, 273-2761

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