Meet Dr. Buffenstein, HFC Regular

Andrew KleiberWhat’s up Stout? If you’re looking for a great place to work out and get a good lift in, look no further than UW-Stout’s Health and Fitness Center. Their hours are Monday through Thursday from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. You can purchase a Fitness Membership for $130, or you can just buy a day pass for $5.

The workout environment is ideal for any kind of lifting you want to do. They have platforms and weights for those who like to get their muscles as big as possible, and they also have ample amounts of cardio machines for those focused on fitness. The Health and Fitness Center also has TVs in front of the cardio machines just in case you pay attention to something other than your legs burning!

I interviewed Sam Demou, a friend of mine on his hobby of weight lifting. He regularly goes to the fitness center to work out.


What are the benefits and drawbacks of lifting?

Sam: To me, it’s just about feeling good about myself. I think that weight lifting makes you a lot happier. The main drawback is finding the time. When I was in high school, I would focus on my weight lifting. I would go out of my way to get a lift in and that would take up a lot of time I could’ve spent with my family. Now I’ve learned to just lift when I can and not to focus on it too much.

What’s your daily routine or lift schedule?

Sam: I try to mix my schedule up ever four to six weeks just to stay away from plateauing. Currently I do chest and shoulder one day, back and abs the next, then legs, and then arms. I also try to run when I can.

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I’ve heard everyone has nicknames around here, so what’s yours?

Sam: I’m pretty well known as Dr. Buffinstein. That’s what they call me back home.


You can see Dr. Buffinstein and many other students getting big, doing crossfit, or just getting a good run in here at UW-Stout’s Health and Fitness Center.

Get fit Stout!

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