This week’s campus celebrity is someone we all love to gaze upon. He’s often quiet, but makes a big impression around campus. A lot of the students on campus always refer to him and his appearance when they talk about working out, being fit, or the gym. Aside from his prized figure, he is known for posting the most encouraging tweets and statuses on his social networks about life. This very insightful, encouraging, and fit young man is Tyrone Walton.
Tyrone is an IUP junior exercise science major from Philadelphia. He is famous around campus for his dedication to living a healthy lifestyle, and for his very fit body. Many would think that he was working out for years to be as in shape as he is, but it’s mainly been three years to get where he is now. He entered IUP his freshman year as a skinny and out of shape young man. After seeing how in-shape some of the athletes were he was motivated to live a healthier lifestyle to achieve the look he wanted. After developing a workout plan that worked for him, he began eating healthy. Soon the hard work began to pay off as he started to see results, and his peers began to notice the change too. His new lifestyle helped him to achieve discipline in all areas of his life.
It was tough to get to the place where he is now, but whenever he got discouraged he would look at an old photo of himself from high school--seeing how far he had come motivated him to continue. He realized that with hard work and endless dedication, he could finally get his body to where he wanted it to be. The ladies appreciate it, and the guys want to imitate his look. Monday to Friday after class he goes to the gym and works out, along with that he stays on a strict healthy diet, incorporating the five food groups. Because of his dedication and great results, he has received much acclaim around campus; from the recognition, he is now able to act as a personal trainer for a few students on campus.
His workout plan is very intense but he tries to give an easy, basic regimen to all of his new beginner clients—one that consists of a lot of stretching prior to the workout, 45 minutes of cardio, and a lot of repetition. This helps to burn more body fat, extend muscular endurance, and stay excited during the workout. His clients love his sessions and are always eager to return, and new students are interested too. He takes his healthy lifestyle very serious and is always excited to share that with his fellow students. Tyrone aspires to own a gym, and to become a personal trainer for the Philadelphia Eagles in the next ten years following his college graduation.
His advice for those who are trying to shed a few pounds for summer 2012 is:
“1. Drink plenty of water. 2. Do 30-45 minutes of cardio three times a week. 3.Count your calories. 4. Follow the food pyramid. 5. No matter what, always remain committed to your goal. 6. Ask me for help.”
To keep up with Tyrone, request him on Facebook at Hasson Pinnacle Walton.