Let us introduce you to our student of the week, Madison G.! Madison learned a few habits she had were unhealthy, her course helped her to make decisions that helped her be healthier. She was also able to meet many of her goals with her hard work and encouragement from her instructor.
What do you like most about your Carone Learning course? The Carone Learning course has allowed me to meet my fitness goals while still having a busy schedule. The biggest hurdle I have had to jump is my own time, but with Carone Learning, there are no more excuses for me not to meet my goals.
What have you learned in your Carone Learning course that will most help you in your life? I have learned a lot about the importance of balance in maintaining your health. With your diet, your workout regime, etc., balance is key and this course has helped me
How has your Carone Learning course helped you improve your level of health or fitness? The Carone Learning course has held me accountable for a lot of the decisions I was making that I did not even realize were unhealthy.
How has your cFitness Academy instructor helped you with your course or your goals? My cFitness Academy instructor is very encouraging and attentive, which makes meeting my goals and doing my course work that much easier.
Why did you sign up for a course through cFitness Academy, and how has taking this course online been beneficial? I signed up for this course because I did not have the time to take a PE course in high school and my counselor recommended it to me. Taking this course online has made it so that I can meet my goals, hold a stable routine, and get my credit for high school.
Here’s what Madison’s teacher had to say about her: “Madison is always submitting high quality work that is well thought out and meeting all the requirements. I particularly like that she brings in many of her personal experiences and areas of knowledge to expound on questions and problems in the assignments, it adds a nice personal touch and hopefully helps her make better connections as well. She also is a diligent student–staying on top of her work and keeping on track rather than falling behind. She also keeps in touch with me and asks questions regularly or replies when I have concerns. Madison has worked hard on her fitness and health goals as well and has made good progress.”
In Madison’s comprehensive PE course they discuss the media’s impact on body image. Here are her thoughts about it. “As a Psychology major, I am very familiar with the research done on media’s impact on body image. The current societal pressures present unrealistic expectations for men and women. The conditioned responses that come from these negative body images create eating disorders, diet stressors, body dysmorphia, anxiety (GAD), etc. Society pressures women to be thin as a sign of being physically fit and men to be muscular as a sign of being physically fit. I have personal experience with the negative repercussions of these toxic ideas of beauty, which is why a healthy lifestyle is so important to me now. However, I am not society’s idea of what “in shape” should be. I am not a size 0 and my thighs touch. I am muscular and have a more athletic, which is not society’s idea of “fit” despite the fact that I am in better shape than most.”
Just as all of our students are unique, we think Madison is pretty great and we’re proud to have her in class! Thanks, Madison!