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Feature Friday - Cory Bell

Rec Sports is looking to feature members on campus that embody a healthy lifestyle and a Life in Motion! Take a look at our featured student this week, Cory Bell. Cory is a junior and studying Physical Activity and Coaching. He also works as a Personal Trainer at the RPAC. Read on to learn about his experiences and how he lives his Life in Motion.


What made you decide to attend The Ohio State University?

"My mom is originally from Delaware,OH. She raised me to have Buckeye roots all the way in California."


What are some of your hobbies?

"Working out, hiking, and learning about personal development."


Tell us about how you became a personal trainer.

"I became a personal trainer by first taking a simple interest in fitness that later became a passion. Eventually that lead me to want to help others achieve their goals and feel better about themselves and take control of their health, wellness, or any specific goal they have."


What is your favorite part about being a personal trainer?

"Accomplishing the goals that me and the client set. The fulfillment I receive when my clients reach their goals brings me joy. I was put on this earth to help people take their lives back or get to that next step, whatever it may be. Being a personal trainer allows me to do that."


Tell us about a specific client experience that was rewarding.

"Even though I feel accomplished through all my clients, Cynthia [Jennings, US Speed-skating hopeful] was extraordinarily rewarding. She had an upcoming tryout for US Speedskating and was in need of a trainer. I was the trainer chosen to train her. I had no clue how to train anyone for speed skating! So I took the time to self-educate on the sport, energy systems used, and movement patterns involved. I assessed her weaknesses and created a program that met her needs. Long story short she was invited to train at the Olympic Training Center starting next year. Even though she did all the work, the whole process made me feel proud because I had to step outside my comfort zone and deliver. Needless to say, I delivered."


What skills have you learned as a personal trainer that you can apply to other aspects of your life?

"The constant precision of perfecting accountability, discipline, and self-motivation. I try to instill these fundamental qualities in all my clients and myself. These just aren't just good qualities to me, these are life skills that I apply in every aspect of my day to day life."


How do you live your Life in Motion?

"Pursuit of excellence. It's all about the constant 'movement' towards my goal and dreams. I do my best to sustain a healthy body but more importantly a healthy mind. I make sure I do the little things that count to keep me in motion towards my purpose. Whether it is working out myself or changing other people's lives."


What advice would you give to those who might be trying to live a better Life in Motion?

"There is no perfect time to start. You can't plan for a better Life in Motion. You have to just get going and gain momentum. Quite simply: get in motion, stay in motion! The process is worth it. You can start small. Go for a walk. Eat in moderation. Find an activity that you enjoy and challenge yourself in that activity. Your life will change the day you make the decision to just get in motion. Don't think, just go."