http://campusrec.uncg.edu Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:09:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Another Year, Another Chance to Get Healthier! http://campusrec.uncg.edu/new-years-resolutions/ http://campusrec.uncg.edu/new-years-resolutions/#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 20:07:21 +0000 http://campusrec.uncg.edu/?p=12873 Welcome back! If your break was anything like mine, you spent most of it celebrating the end of a rough semester and binging on all the homemade meals that you’ve missed over the last 5 months. Also like me you decided not to think about the calories you just consumed on your second serving of […]

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Welcome back! If your break was anything like mine, you spent most of it celebrating the end of a rough semester and binging on all the homemade meals that you’ve missed over the last 5 months. Also like me you decided not to think about the calories you just consumed on your second serving of grandma’s homemade deserts (my grandma makes a mean ambrosia that no one else can recreate). Now that we’re all back at school, that trek across campus seems a little tougher than you remember. For me that was the moment when I realized 2 practices a week wasn’t going to cut it. I was going to need to get myself back into the Student Recreation Center and start using my resources!

Looks like I wasn’t the only one thinking this though. Jordan Davis (Junior, Social Work Major) decided he was going to make coming into the SRC one of his New Year’s Resolutions. “I decided for New Year’s that I would get into better shape. I have always been an active person but I feel like lifting a little more would really make a difference in my life.” (Davis). Jordan had great timing with his decision, UNCG Campus Recreation is actually holding a Bench Press Competition in March. That gives Jordan and other students plenty of time to train for the event, and even attend a bench press lifting clinic in February.

Click HERE to learn more about and register for the event on March 28th.

Shelby Clark and Zoey Huston, both freshman majoring in Therapeutic Recreation, decided to start coming into the SRC more this semester. “For my New Year’s resolution, I would like to start being more active and healthy to benefit not only myself but my ultimate frisbee team. The Rec Center here at UNCG is going to be a great place for me to get back into a more healthy lifestyle.” (Clark). Shelby is right. Campus Recreation has many healthier lifestyle options for students to take advantage of. Between Group Fitness classes and Club Sports, there’s always something going on to keep you involved. “The freshman 15 was a real thing for me, so I decided I should take advantage of the Rec Center and really try to get in shape this semester. I usually climb and go on Outdoor Adventures trips, but I wanted to broaden my workout and start coming upstairs.” (Huston). Not only do we offer great fitness classes, people have really gotten into our hidden treasure, our fantastic rock wall. The Edge is a great alternative for getting into shape in a less orthodox way. Trust me when I tell you that after just doing their “easiest” routes a few times, you will feel those muscles in the morning!

To find out more about the Group Fitness classes we offer, Outdoor Adventures, or Women’s Ultimate Frisbee and other Club Sports, just click the links!

So what’s holding you back? Get back into the groove! Stop into the Student Recreation Center and get going started on building a better you!

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Homecoming Weekend http://campusrec.uncg.edu/homecoming-weekend/ http://campusrec.uncg.edu/homecoming-weekend/#comments Fri, 14 Nov 2014 17:02:50 +0000 http://campusrec.uncg.edu/?p=12452 Homecoming is a pretty major weekend for our alumni and current students. The Department of Campus Recreation takes part every year by offering events for everyone to come together in. This year’s events won out against the cold rain. On November 1st the high temperature was just 53 degrees, but both current and former students […]

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Homecoming is a pretty major weekend for our alumni and current students. The Department of Campus Recreation takes part every year by offering events for everyone to come together in. This year’s events won out against the cold rain.

On November 1st the high temperature was just 53 degrees, but both current and former students came out to run the 2nd Annual Homecoming 5k to show their Spartan Pride. With an awesome tournament of 65 participants, neither rain or cold could keep these people from showing support of their school.

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Dorothy “Dottie” McKinney celebrated her 40th anniversary since her graduation in 1974 (Pictured on the right coming in to the end of the race behind Donny Gambill). “I’m a strong supporter of the Student Recreation Center and enjoy the programs for exercise and fitness offered there. The staff is dedicated, well trained and focused on all the current trends in exercise and fitness. I only wish we had had such a fine facility for recreation and exercise/fitness classes when I was a student there!” (Dottie McKinney). Dottie was such a great sport on Saturday. She was such a shining face for everyone to talk with and listen to her story, she brightened up the faces of all the staff members! Dottie finished the race in 37:17.

5kAlexFor Graduate Student, Alex Stanczak, this year’s 5K was extra special. “This was the first 5K I ran, I was really determined to finish in under 30 minutes and I did! Not only that, but I was the first woman to cross the finish line.” (Alex Stansack, pictured left next to Travis Hauer) Finishing at 28:39, Alex managed to finish 10th overall. She trained for weeks prior to the event running 2-3 miles a few times a week, her hard-work definitely paid off!

5kIsabellaIsabella Brezenski is a freshman this year and participated in the Department of Campus Recreation “Couch to 5k Program”. It was her first Homecoming event here at UNCG and she even managed to get her dad, Scott Brezenski, to come support her in her run. “I was really happy my dad ran with me. I’ve always run 5ks with my dad and/or sister. This was the first one that I’d ever trained for and my dad was really supportive of me and he showed that especially by running the race with me. He pushed me harder than I would have pushed myself if I had ran alone or with the Couch to 5k group. I’m glad he did, because I got first place in my age group! I have run a 5k before, but had never trained for them. I wanted a way to get into shape and exercise while working towards a goal.” (Isabella Brezenski)

First place in the race went to 16 year old, Connor Ayers with a time of 19:35.

This isn’t Campus Recration’s only Homecoming event, we also hosted alumni matches for both our Men’s and Women’s Rugby Clubs. These events traditionally generate quite a large crowd. This year the Men’s Alumni took the win with a score of 24-10. You can read more on the team’s website http://www.uncgrugby.com. The Women’s Current members managed to defeat the Alumni 25-20.

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A True Battle To the Depths (of the pool) http://campusrec.uncg.edu/battle-canoes-fall14/ http://campusrec.uncg.edu/battle-canoes-fall14/#comments Fri, 07 Nov 2014 18:36:44 +0000 http://campusrec.uncg.edu/?p=12377 For the past 3 semesters, Campus Recreation has offered an intramural competition to end all competitions! An epic real-life scale game of Battleship: Battle Canoes. Battle Canoes sounds exactly like what it is: an epic battle of canoe-sized proportions. 12 teams, each comprised of 3 students, competed in 3 heats of 4 teams. The winners […]

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For the past 3 semesters, Campus Recreation has offered an intramural competition to end all competitions! An epic real-life scale game of Battleship: Battle Canoes.

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Battle Canoes sounds exactly like what it is: an epic battle of canoe-sized proportions. 12 teams, each comprised of 3 students, competed in 3 heats of 4 teams. The winners of each heat automatically went on to the championship. The teams that came in second were given a last chance in the “redemption round” with the last team floating joining the winners in the championship. The heats consist of 3 simple rules: 1) Get as much water into the other teams’ boat as possible, 2) use the sleeping bag pad to deflect the water being thrown into your boat, and 3) don’t fall out.

BattleCanoeChamps For the past two years, the battle has traditionally been hard won by student employees of Outdoor Adventures with one exception. But alas, their reign came to an end when OA Team was defeated by “Mountain Dew”. Like all intramural sports, its all about going out to have some fun. From the looks of it not a single person left without a smile on their face, except maybe Jenny Leach who captained the Outdoor Adventures’ team for her 3rd war. After a hard battle of bailing water out of her canoe and deflecting the attacks, the bitter taste of defeat was sad, but you can guarantee Jenny will be back at it next semester to get back the title.

Know of the perfect people for your team? Check back next semester for registration and event dates!

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Getting Our Zumba On http://campusrec.uncg.edu/zumbathon-fall2014/ http://campusrec.uncg.edu/zumbathon-fall2014/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:02:43 +0000 http://campusrec.uncg.edu/?p=12256 Each semester UNCG offers 98 Zumba® classes for students and SRC Members. Once a semester the students are offered an opportunity to test their moves and have a bit of fun benefiting a great cause. Our Party in Pink Zumbathon® Charity Event was held on Octpber 7th and had 36 students get involved. Together we […]

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ZumbathonEach semester UNCG offers 98 Zumba® classes for students and SRC Members. Once a semester the students are offered an opportunity to test their moves and have a bit of fun benefiting a great cause.

ZumbathonPoster Our Party in Pink Zumbathon® Charity Event was held on Octpber 7th and had 36 students get involved. Together we raised $111.56!

Briana Anderson was one of the instructors at this semester’s event. She’s a senior here at UNCG and started out by going to Zumba® classes. “Dancing is a freeing experience. When one dances, really dances, they free their mind, body, and spirit. You don’t think about your insecurities, all the school work you have to do, the family and finacial problems you have. You just release and escape from the world. Freeing one self is the impact I would like to have on others.” (Briana Anderson)

Party in Pink is an initiative started by The Zumba® Global Research Grant for Breast Cancer Prevention. The campaigned launched in 2010 and has raised over $4 Million for the fight against the disease. The week leading up to the event was “Pink Week” and everyday staff at the Student Rec Center wore pink ribbons on their shirts to raise awareness and attention to Breast Cancer.

Next semester’s Zumbathon ® event will be held on February 6th benefiting the local chapter of the American Heart Association. You can find out more about the Party In Pink Initiative by visiting www.zumba.com/en-US/partyinpink.

If you’d like to check out one of the Zumba classes UNCG offers, check out the Group Fitness Schedule for our list of group exercise classes!

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Keeping Yourself Spartan Strong http://campusrec.uncg.edu/spartan-strong/ http://campusrec.uncg.edu/spartan-strong/#comments Sat, 04 Oct 2014 02:42:13 +0000 http://campusrec.uncg.edu/?p=11760 Becoming Spartan Strong is just another way to become involved in campus events here at UNCG. Students, faculty, and staff had a busy weekend showing everyone just how its done. Last Friday 9 students were put to the test! The Spartan Fitness Competition consisted of six events created to challenge the endurance, strength, flexibility and […]

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Spartan Fitness Competition EquipmentBecoming Spartan Strong is just another way to become involved in campus events here at UNCG. Students, faculty, and staff had a busy weekend showing everyone just how its done.

Last Friday 9 students were put to the test! The Spartan Fitness Competition consisted of six events created to challenge the endurance, strength, flexibility and speed of participants. Each contestant was asked to cycle, row, complete a farmers’ walk, push-ups, sit-ups, and do a sit and reach. First up were the ladies on the cycles and rowing machines. For three minutes they worked without stopping, pushing their bodies to the limits working for that prize at the end. When the guys followed, and with only three of them, it was less about getting the prize and more about beating the person next to them. “Make sure you’re training to win” (Antonio Frederick) added after he came in first place in the Men’s division. Antonio definitely knew what he was talking about. In all my life I have never seen someone knock out so many pushups in one minute: 80.

Dalea ReichgottThe farmers’ walk was a favorite of Myrah Stockdale who came in second overall in the Women’s division. Myrah trains 6 days a week training to keep herself in top shape. In order to carry a 60lb dumbbell in one hand 30 yards and back only to switch hands and do it again, you really have to keep your body trained and ready for any challenge. For the Women, Dalea Reichgott proved superior in the last test, the sit-and-reach. Gearing up for it Dalea stretched and got her body ready to work, as she pushed the marker up the machine, it stopped. Dalea had maxed out at 50cm and was ready to push it further. “I suppose that means I win” Dalea joked. Turns out she was right; Dalea ended up in first place.

Spartan Fitness Competition Group PhotoThe next day Campus Recreation hosted the North Carolina Fitness Day event. This is a day-long workshop where student fitness instructors and trainers from schools all over the state come together and learn from each other. Between presentations and class exchanges, students get to introduce different techniques and classes into their routines. Lead by staff from NC State, UNC Charlotte, UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Asheville, and our very own UNCG, their was a wide variety of sessions to choose from. Participants were encouraged to partner up and work with other schools to gain perspective and a little bit more understanding of the programs they were learning.

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New Kid on the Blog http://campusrec.uncg.edu/new-kid-blog/ http://campusrec.uncg.edu/new-kid-blog/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:04:31 +0000 http://campusrec.uncg.edu/?p=11614 Welcome back to school! I’m sure at this point we are all a little tired of hearing that. And with midterms around the corner, it’s a bit late with the welcome party. My name is Serina and I’m the newest member of the promotions staff. I will be updating you on the events and happenings here at […]

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Welcome back to school! I’m sure at this point we are all a little tired of hearing that. And with midterms around the corner, it’s a bit late with the welcome party.

My name is Serina and I’m the newest member of the promotions staff. I will be updating you on the events and happenings here at Campus Recreation this year. A bit about me; I am a Senior in the Photography Department, I am the President and Co-Captain of the Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Team. I have a background in quite a few sports (soccer, lacrosse, football, and basketball). I also have a worked a bit in photojournalism and marketing.

Throughout the year you will be hearing from me along with the other staff about the various programs and events we offer here at UNCG. We have a wide array of ways to get involved. Between the special events, Intramural and Club Sports, Outdoor Adventures and the Student Rec Center, we can fit to your schedule and work to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle. This is a great way to meet new people and get involved in your school’s activities. Sometimes it’s just nice to get out and be active for a bit, release some of those endorphins on a stressful day of classes or studying or even a great way to catch up with friends while doing something productive!

Don’t be afraid to try out our programs or sign up to be apart of a class! Campus Recreation is here for you!

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Men’s Soccer Club: Players with a Goal http://campusrec.uncg.edu/mens-soccer-club/ http://campusrec.uncg.edu/mens-soccer-club/#comments Mon, 07 Apr 2014 22:00:49 +0000 http://campusrec.uncg.edu/?p=10230 Are you looking for something a little more competitive than Intramural Soccer? You might be interested in our Men’s Soccer Club! This is the Men’s Soccer Club’s first semester at UNCG and we already have a great group of talented and dedicated players. This club is great for anyone that has a background in soccer […]

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Men's Soccer Club Are you looking for something a little more competitive than Intramural Soccer? You might be interested in our Men’s Soccer Club! This is the Men’s Soccer Club’s first semester at UNCG and we already have a great group of talented and dedicated players.

This club is great for anyone that has a background in soccer and is looking to pick the sport back up and be a part of a team. “The skill level doesn’t really matter, we just want players that are willing to work hard and improve. We’d rather have dedicated players than players that just think they’re an all-star and aren’t committed to the club.” (Edwin Chavez, President) While the club is looking for competitive and serious players they still keep things fun and lighthearted. “My favorite part about the club is the the camaraderie, we’re basically a family. We like to keep things competitive, but we still have fun.” (Matthew Nasui, Vice President) This is a great thing about all of our club sports, they’re a great way to make new friends and build lasting relationships. “Not only are these guys friendly and great people, they have an extraordinary amount of talent, I get to coach some of the best players I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing, these are the kind of players I want on the team every year.” (Brett Crites, Coach)

If you’re interested in joining the club next semester and think you have what it takes, visit the club’s web page for contact information: Men’s Soccer Club web site.

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