The University of Southern Mississippi welcomes all professional staff, students, vendors, and fitness/wellness professionals to our recreational facility titled the Payne Center. Our facility is equipped with a 27,000 square foot gymnasium with four multi-purpose courts, an indoor suspended track, a 7,900 square foot Work Out Zone (WOZ), a Wisteria Circuit Training Room, and a natatorium which features our 25 yard, 6 lane indoor pool. Southern Miss Rec Sports is proud to be hosting the first annual Mississippi/Alabama Fitness Expo in the fall semester of 2014.
The mission of the Mississippi/Alabama Fitness Expo is to continue our students’ fitness, wellness, and leadership development by giving them the opportunity to experience new and upcoming fitness trends while focusing on the basics of living a healthy lifestyle. This expo will allow students and professional staff to present their favorite fitness and wellness topics while they continue to absorb valuable information in the areas of Group Exercise, Personal Training, Health/Wellness/Nutrition, and Administration. We will be expecting a large turn out from universities across the Southern region that all share the same ambition, to increase our knowledge and skills within the fitness and wellness world through collegiate recreation and continuing education sessions.
Our theme, Fitting Into Fitness: No One Size Fits All, is centered around creating a fitness environment that is welcoming to everyone. This includes individuals who are in the very beginning stages of changing their lifestyle habits all the way up to the advanced fitness professionals who have been exercising and living healthy lifestyles for years. We as health promoters have a job to do. We have to strive to fit everyone into fitness!