Nutrition and Health Seminar Keeps Trinity’s Student Athletes Informed
WASHINGTON DC— “Here’s a quote that may be cliche, but it’s important: By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail: By Benjamin Franklin,” said Chris Hays as he concluded his “Nutrition& Fitness 101” presentation to the women of Trinity Washington University.
On February 4th, Trinity Athletics presented the student body with a nutrition and fitness seminar featuring Chris Hays, head sports performance coach for men’s and women’s DI basketball program at Coppin State University located in Baltimore, Maryland. The performance coach also wears the hat of healthcare practitioner and qualified nutrition-consultant.
The seminar began with Hays sharing general but pertinent information about nutrition; going in depth about what foods to minimize and maximize in one’s daily diet. Student-Athletes in attendance included members of Trinity’s tennis, volleyball, and softball team. Hays was able to relate to the ladies by shedding light on his experience as a basketball athlete at Slippery Rock University and having to balance academics, athletics, and nutrition. He provided the students with several “health hacks” and ways to combine a nutritional diet with frugality as a college student-athlete.
At several different moments, you would’ve seen many of the ladies with their smartphones out as they captured pictures of the slides Hays presented.
Hays also delved into the fitness side of things by first engaging in Q&A about fat loss, muscle gain, and health maintenance. He was able to answer many of the student’s athletes inquiries geared towards off season training, and he provided athletes with general exercise ideas and workouts that can be done in Trinity’s gym located in the Trinity Center. He concluded his presentation with encouraging words for the student’s as they continue through and prepare for their academic and athletic seasons.