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An insightful initiative, Who We Are, provides an inside look into the personal lives of the MIT Recreational Sports staff. Each month, a member of the team will provide an insightful passage about their personal goals, accomplishments, and even setbacks. Make sure to check back frequently for updates!
Casey Hoey, Assistant Fitness Director
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius
I never truly understood this quote until I graduated from college and entered the workforce in the health and fitness realm. Having the opportunity to motivate people to become healthier, fit, and to achieve goals that once seemed impossible, is rewarding. I am content to be in a career that encourages and supports healthy lifestyles and provides the community with an outlet from the everyday stresses of life. Exercise has always been enjoyable to me and it’s a time-honored portion of my day. I am lucky that I am able to share my love for fitness with others, in my profession.
As an undergraduate at UMass Amherst, I studied Kinesiology. A professor of mine would often say to the class, “Make exercise a habit, not a hobby.” This statement has become a mindset for me. I find that establishing a schedule for exercise is essential. I often plan my workouts a week in advance, and include family, friends, and co-workers in these plans when I can. Morning is the best time for me to complete a workout throughout the work week. Though there are times when I wish I could sleep through my alarm clock at 4:45a, I remind myself how I will feel once I’ve accomplished my workout; energized, refreshed, and ready to take on the day. If I do miss a morning workout, I make up for it when I return home after work by hopping on my spin bike, popping in a fitness DVD, or going out for a run. I try not to allow myself to come up with excuses!
“You are what you eat.” Exercise and eating well go hand in hand. I make an effort to eat a balanced diet while still enjoying a little dessert every day - Ice cream sundaes are my vice! I find that keeping a food journal is especially helpful in holding myself accountable for the foods that I eat and understanding my nutrition habits. Myfitnesspal is my go-to app for logging food and exercise daily. It certainly puts into perspective calorie consumption and nutrients that may be lacking in my diet. I often encourage friends to download the app so that we are able to view each other’s workouts or food diaries and offer accountability and support to one another. If I know I’ll be going out for ice cream on a Friday night, I would be more inclined to run for an additional 30 minutes to burn those extra calories and earn that peanut butter sauce on my sundae - yum!
“The key to happiness is surrounding yourself with the right people.” My family and friends play an important role in influencing my character and morals. Wellness does not only encompass physical health but mental health as well. The core group of people in my life that love and support me are my biggest fans and they inspire me to make healthy lifestyle choices and be a good person.
Whatever wellness means to you, just remember that the MIT Recreational Sports Staff is here to support you in your health and fitness endeavors!
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