John Sims, Alisha Hammond and Mark Rio, USF College of Business students, meet at this exact spot on campus every weekday morning around 8:30 to exercise. Like many USF students exercising is a huge part of their lives. According to Hammond, this has become a ritual for the three friends because they enjoy the fresh air over the gym atmosphere.
“So many of our friends love the new gym and they do not understand why we workout outside,” Sims said.
According to Rio, the gym has too many distractions for him to complete a proper workout.