Whether he’s in the classroom or not, exercise and sport science is always top of mind for Carolina senior Andre Gomez-Demine.
It’s not just one of his majors. It’s a lifelong passion.
“I’ve been into fitness since I was young, but I also knew at a very young age that I wanted to help people with their fitness,” said Gomez-Demine, who is majoring in anthropology and exercise and sport science.
That goal led him to the perfect student job as a personal trainer at Campus Recreation.
For several hours each week, he works one-on-one with his six clients, helping them achieve their fitness goals.
Gomez-Demine uses many of the concepts he learns in the classroom for his job, but the real-world experience is only part of what makes physical training rewarding for him.
“There’s no better feeling than seeing the look on their face after they hit a new [personal record] or they learn a new lift or they’re progressing with their weight loss and their fat loss,” Gomez-Demine said. “I realized after the first session that I love doing what I’m doing, and I continue to love what I’m doing to this day.”