College of Education professor ‘Gearing Up’ to help local students get more active

One of the main barriers to physical activity for K-12 students is a lack of gym clothes and athletic equipment, such as sneakers. Dr. Hannah Bennett, program director and assistant professor of kinesiology and sports psychology in Augusta University’s College of Education, also studies diversity and inclusion in sports performance.

She created the Gearing Up initiative to collect gently used gym clothes and athletic equipment to donate to K-12 students.

“The Gearing Up initiative was an idea born out of New Year’s Day. On New Year’s Day, there’s a ‘new year, new me’ mentality, where people buy a bunch of new workout clothes and aim to be a healthier version of themselves. But what happens to people’s old workout clothes when they buy new ones?” asked Bennett. Read the full story.

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