GVSU Recreation Success Stories

Sofia Draper

Sofia Draper

"I have been overweight my entire life and have battled with eating disorders, weight fluctuations, and poor body image along the way. When I got to GVSU  for graduate school, I was weighing the most I had ever weighed, and I felt completely awful and defeated. I heard about the UFit program at GVSU, and I decided that would be my first step towards bettering myself. I am nowhere close to where I want to be but I know that everyday I am moving closer to that goal. It is a long journey but you just need to know that it is going to be worth it in the end. Just keep going! I chose to participate in the UFit program because I liked the idea of meeting with someone to talk about my goals and help make a plan for my personal fitness goals. It was amazing to sit and talk about my health with someone who knew how to answer the questions I had and debunk some of the myths I had heard. I also love the support system that I have with Campus Rec. I have noticed that I feel more connected to the university by going through the program and going to the rec center just because I can see so many students and interact with some there also. I feel happier about my decision to attend GVSU, and I love that I can go burn off stress at the rec center. It is becoming a second home."

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