October 17, 2016

Adelphi Strength & Fitness: A New Club on Campus

by Linda Gundrum, Director of Campus Recreation

strength-and-fitness-clubAdelphi Campus Recreation has 13 sport clubs including Ultimate Frisbee, Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Badminton, Equestrian, Hip Hop, Bollywood, Fencing and more! The newest club to form and have an officially recognized status is Strength and Fitness!  

Born out of a common interest in weight training among the founding members, this club is open to all students on campus with a passion for fitness training. Other activities that are expected to be included are running and swimming and flexibility training such as yoga and Pilates as the interest builds. One goal for the Strength and Fitness Club is to compete in weight lifting competition. Last Spring, club members participated in and helped out at Cinco de Lifto, the annual weight lifting competition held in Woodruff Hall in May.  

This club’s president, Harris Cherpelis, is a sophomore Exercise Science major and hopes to be a physical therapist in the future. The club is advised by John Petrizzo, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science. The club will initially set up some instructional sessions with Dr. Petrizzo and then begin group lifts and workout sessions. They also hope to travel off campus for some diversity in training and surroundings as well as hold a fundraiser this fall.   

Anyone who is interested in joining, or wants more information about the Adelphi Strength and Fitness Club, is encouraged to email the club at


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