Lauren Rhodes

Lauren Rhodes

Lauren, a health and human performance graduate student, has a zeal for fitness and exercise that stems from her health-conscious family. Thanks to the faculty and opportunities available at Texas A&M University-Commerce, Lauren has been able to turn her passion into a viable career pursuit.

"A&M-Commerce has equipped me with the knowledge and background I need to pursue a career in health and human performance," Lauren said. "The hands-on experience I have gained working with clients and teaching aquatic fitness, aerobics and yoga has proven to be invaluable."

In the classroom, Lauren most appreciates the relevant instruction her professors provide which helps her apply new research and ideas and stay on the cutting edge of fitness technology.

After graduation, Lauren plans to pursue a career in corporate fitness or campus recreation at the university level where she can continue to share her love of fitness with those around her.

"If my students don't like running, I work hard to find something they do enjoy, whether it's yoga, step aerobics or just getting outside and walking the dog," says Lauren. "I encourage them to take small steps that make them more comfortable and excited about health and fitness."

Lauren Rhodes