2018. New Year, New Semester, New You? The beginning of this semester was greeted by a ton of new clubs, one of them being Cogswell’s resident workout club, “CogSwole.”
Club President Ethan Ching says the idea behind CogSwole started as a joke. “It might still be, but not really,” he tells the Chronicle. The entire premise of CogSwole, simply put, is a support system for students who want to achieve their fitness goals. Asked about club goals, Ching says: “to gain members and get swole,” pun intended.
“I always had motivation,” club member Angel Ramirez (GDE) says, “but working out with friends, and them cheering me on to push myself even more, hypes me up and I feel like my efforts are paying off.”
Many members expressed that the club has helped with motivation, but not just physically. Member Ryan Casal (DAA) says: “Cogswole has helped me gain motivation to become healthier both mentally and physically.”
“It’s a community of like minded students that motivate each other,” member Sasha Chavez (DAA) explains about the culture, “Cogswole doesn’t judge on experience level so it makes starting for the first time, or starting up again (like myself) so much easier and less stressful.”
Working out with a group, or even just one friend, is great – especially since they can hold you accountable, so you won’t skip out on gym days. It’s also a lot more fun to break a sweat with friends! You can learn new routines, techniques, and recipes from each other.
Cogswole was awarded the Best New Club award at the the very first Coggie Awards.
The group generally meets at the Crescent Village Apartment Homes gym, every day around 9pm. Join the CogSwole Facebook Messenger group to find out when and where everyone meets! For more information, email Ethan Ching (firstname.lastname@example.org).