Getting to know: James Gibson

October 28, 2015 Campus Community, Community Print Print
James Gibson

James Gibson Wellness Center Attendant since 2015

Q: What is your job description?

A: “I’m a wellness attendant. We check people in, we rack weights, clean off the equipment, as well as help people who don’t know how to exercise [the right way.] We also strap up wristbands and make sure everyone’s wearing the proper clothes.”

Q: Do you go to school here? How long have you worked here?

A:  “I go to the University of Central Oklahoma. I’m a senior there. I’ve worked here since August. I was a lifeguard at the pool before being a wellness attendant.”

Q: What are some of your hobbies?

A: “I major in political science and minor in English. [I plan] to go to law school. I like chilling with my friends, watching TV and watching sports — just being a professional bro.”

Q: Are you currently involved in any sports or have you ever been?

A:  ”I played football, basketball and baseball as a kid. I pretty much focused on football in high school.”

Q: Favorite sports to watch/ favorite teams?

A: “I like to watch football and basketball. My favorite teams are the Dallas Mavericks and New England Patriots. I grew up in Betford, which is near [Dallas], so I rep Dallas because I went to so many games as a kid.”

Q: What’s your favorite thing about sports/fitness?

A: “I love sports because they’re competitive and I love fitness because it’s a great release. You can just zone out for an hour or two.”

Q: Why should people maintain a healthy lifestyle?

A: “So you can have a healthy lifestyle and be around for your kids and their memories.”

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