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AFIS Presents ‘I Am Fit’: Dancing into a fitter and better you

Clara Ng

Thu Apr 21 2016


TAKE a break from studying and dance your way into better shape with I Am Fit, happening Saturday, April 30. Clara Ng has the details. 

Is the mid-semester workload getting you down? Not getting enough exercise in between intensive study sessions sitting in the library? Feel like you need a release?

Good news – Australian Federation of International Students (AFIS) presents I Am Fit, a lively workout session on Saturday, April 30, where you can get those endorphins rushing and re-energise yourself for the week.

Studies have shown that the brain works better with regular exercise, which helps to regulate mood and give you an energy boost. We all know that exercise helps to combat diseases and health conditions. It’s lesser known, though, that regular physical activity can sharpen your memory, alleviate anxiety and help you relax better.


I Am Fit offers three types of dance – each from a different cultural background. Get those hips swinging with Salsa (1.30pm – 2.30pm), or get pumping with Zumba (2.30pm – 3.30pm). Or you could bust some moves with the Hip-Hop workout from 3.30 to 4.30 pm. Why choose just one when you could go to all of them?

Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned dancer, I Am Fit is a great opportunity to discover and learn some new moves that may even impress your friends.

AFIS aims to enrich the experience of international students against the dynamic, diverse backdrop of Australian culture. Their signature events include Information Day, Cultural Funiesta, Workshops@AFIS and Diversity@AFIS.

I Am Fit costs $5, and you’re advised to bring your own water bottle.

When: Saturday, April 30, 2016 (1.30 pm – 4.30 pm)
Where: Multipurpose Room 2, Kathleen Syme Library (251 Faraday St, Carlton

For more information about AFIS’ I Am Fit event, head on over to the event’s page on the organisation’s official website 0r hit up their Facebook event page to learn more