Get To Know: Kyle Bolen, fitness specialist


Kyle Bolen stepped into his role of fitness specialist for Campus Recreation in December of 2023, though IU Indianapolis is nothing new to him. Prior to beginning this position, Bolen spent his academic career in the School of Health and Human Sciences, where he graduated from recently. 

Bolen oversees the group fitness classes, as well as promotes the classes in an effort to see more student participation. Bolen hopes to get students involved in a more physically active lifestyle.

What is your favorite part of the job?

My favorite thing about this job thus far is seeing the students using our facility more and our numbers growing within our group fitness classes.

What book have you read recently that you'd recommend? 

A book I have been reading currently is "Attached" by Amir Levine, M.D. and Rachel S.F. Heller, M.A. I've enjoyed reading this book as it talks about different attachment styles and identifying your own, and how to navigate when dealing with others who have different attachment styles.

Sweet or salty? What's your favorite snack in that category? 

I would have to say sweet. However, I am more about the texture of my snacks. I really love a good pastry item.

What has been your favorite vacation you've ever taken?

My favorite vacation that I have ever taken was this past summer to Phoenix, Ariz. for a bachelorette trip. What I enjoyed most about it was that I was surrounded by people who I love and have grown up with, plus every day was jam-packed with activities.