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Huie Center manager sets fitness example
by Bill Baldowski
September 05, 2013 04:41 PM | 1289 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Bianca Hill, new manager of the Jim Huie Recreation Center, works out on a running machine at the center's fully equipped, cardio-vascular and weight training room.
Bianca Hill, new manager of the Jim Huie Recreation Center, works out on a running machine at the center's fully equipped, cardio-vascular and weight training room.
Bianca Hill, the new manager at the Jim Huie Recreation Center in Jonesboro, doesn’t mince words when she said she is part of a “fitness family” and therefore, feels she is a good fit for this position.

Her son and daughter run track and her daughter also plays basketball.

Although she has set on many a sideline cheering on her children, soon it will be her children cheering her on as the 31-year-old Virginia native and graduate of Old Dominion University will don shoulder pads and helmet in an effort to again play for the Atlanta Xplosion women’s full contact football team, which she last played for in 2008 as a wide receiver.

“I am a fitness nut and enjoy taking on activities, like fitness, which challenge the mind and body,” she said.

“As I am a huge college football fan, especially supporting the Alabama Crimson Tide, I want to get back into full body contact football with the Xplosion because, despite getting the bumps and bruises associated with the game, it is still a great deal of fun for me and you establish a lot of friendships.”

Hill won’t ask anyone to do something she is unwilling, or unable, to do, even if it may be something they might not want to do.

Even though her own enthusiasm for conditioning and fitness will likely influence Clayton residents visiting the center to take one more repetition with the weights or another lap in the pool, it is Hill’s years of recreation experience she brings with her to this position that she hopes will draw county residents to the center.

Starting as a graduate assistant in athletics at Old Dominion, Hill moved to Florida where she worked for the Bervard County Parks and Recreation Department for five years.

Following that, she moved to Georgia where she worked for the Atlanta Parks and Recreation Department as an athletic director before moving back to Virginia to work for a parks and recreation department in her home state.

Although she was laid off due to that department’s down sizing, she wasn’t unemployed long as she went to work as a police officer there.

However, she still kept her “hand in athletics and fitness” as a member of the department’s Police Athletic League.

She moved back to Georgia last month and, with a keen desire to return to recreation, she was selected manager of the center.

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