Free smoothies are available to students willing to work for them, a stationary bike-powered blender was set up in the Kiewit Fitness Center Wednesday in hopes of spreading exercise and tasty treats around campus.

Recreation and Wellness partnered with Creighton Dining who provided the food for the simple three-ingredient smoothie.

Peaches, blueberries and almond milk were safely handled and prepared on the Fender Blender Pro for the rider.

“It was fun and I got free food so I can’t complain.” said Nicole Sipko, a junior in the College of arts and sciences.

“You only needed to pedal for 20 or so seconds to fully blend the smoothie which was shorter than I expected.” said Sipko.

Adam Ernster, a sophomore in the College of arts and sciences, appreciated that Creighton recreation is offering a unique workout experience said, “It’s cool how they’re trying to provide exercise opportunities for people who don’t want to actually work out.”

Lucy Zamecnik, assistant director of operations and fitness, previewed this event for the rest of the semester.

She said that the bike will be coming back every Wednesday from 12:30 to 2 p.m., but the recipe is likely to change on a week-by-week basis.

Creighton Recreation had a lot planned in the KFC for Wellness Wednesday. Zemecnik said, “There will be a bunch of events on the courts like free group fitness classes, a raffle for free massages and future fitness classes.”

The bike was sanitized after every turn. In the event that someone was allergic to one of the ingredients, the blender bowl would be deep cleaned to get rid of the allergens.

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