http://campusrec.uncg.edu Sat, 18 Oct 2014 08:18:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 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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Hiring Sessions: Join our Team! http://campusrec.uncg.edu/hiring-sessions/ http://campusrec.uncg.edu/hiring-sessions/#comments Tue, 25 Mar 2014 02:55:40 +0000 http://campusrec.uncg.edu/?p=10017 My favorite part about Campus Recreation is having the privilege of working here. It’s a fun and friendly environment, not to mention, it’s conveniently placed on campus! It’s nice to be able to go straight from class to work and not have to waste gas money driving somewhere off campus. Working on campus is a […]

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Hiring Sessions My favorite part about Campus Recreation is having the privilege of working here. It’s a fun and friendly environment, not to mention, it’s conveniently placed on campus! It’s nice to be able to go straight from class to work and not have to waste gas money driving somewhere off campus. Working on campus is a convenient option for students living on campus without cars. Something I’ve noticed about off-campus jobs is that they don’t often work well with school schedules nor do employers empathize well with the stress that can come with juggling schoolwork and a job. A great thing about working for Campus Recreation is you get the experience of having a part-time job and the flexibility to keep up with schoolwork.

Employment with Campus Recreation provides an opportunity for skill development. You can enhance both lessons taught in classes as well as hone skills that will help you after graduation. Another great part about working for Campus Recreation is Kudo Kash! When you’re caught going above and beyond at work you can be nominated for Kudo Kash. When you collect enough you can cash them in for cool stuff. We want you to feel valued as an employee and Kudo Kash is our way of giving back for hard work.

Now I know you’re ready to fill out an employment application on-line right now. Lucky for you we’re having hiring sessions starting in the beginning of April so you can come and learn more about working for Campus Recreation. This is a great chance to get to know some of our staff and get a feel of what Campus Recreation is all about. Hiring Sessions will be held April 1st and 2nd at 5:00pm. and April 4th at 1:00pm. We’ll be looking for new Facility and Fitness Assistants. We can’t wait to see you there!

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Spartan Summit: Celebrating our Climbers http://campusrec.uncg.edu/spartan-summit/ http://campusrec.uncg.edu/spartan-summit/#comments Wed, 26 Feb 2014 20:35:00 +0000 http://campusrec.uncg.edu/?p=9741 UNCG Campus Recreation hosts a climbing competition called the Spartan Summit each year at our indoor climbing wall, The Edge. We a had a great turnout this year and it was awesome to see all of our climbers who come out almost everyday, and even some new faces, climbing together. “We look at the climbing […]

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Climbing Competition UNCG Campus Recreation hosts a climbing competition called the Spartan Summit each year at our indoor climbing wall, The Edge. We a had a great turnout this year and it was awesome to see all of our climbers who come out almost everyday, and even some new faces, climbing together. “We look at the climbing competition as a celebration of our climbing community, it’s a great way for us to give back to our climbers. It’s competitive, but still recreational and fun.” (Mike Ackerman, pictured at bottom left)

Climbing CompetitionThere are three divisions to the competition, Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. What’s great about the various divisions is that everyone is able to come out and compete. “This is actually the third time that I’ve been to The Edge since my freshmen year and I’m a junior now, so I joined the competition on a whim. Everyone at The Edge, the employees and other climbers, are very welcoming and open to helping everyone out. So I didn’t feel intimidated about joining the competition as a beginner even without much practice.” (Dylan Gallimore, pictured right) Even though Dylan didn’t have much practice he was still able tie for first place in the beginner’s division! There are plenty of beginners that have a natural ability for climbing, but if you are like me, the employees are happy to help you out. “I would encourage everyone to come out to The Edge, it a great facility that we have on campus. I actually intend to move back on campus for my senior year to take more advantage of The Edge and everything else Climbing Competition Campus Recreation and UNCG has to offer on campus.”(Gallimore) It’s great to see people who come to the wall regularly and see it as a great work out rather than just a novelty attraction. That’s why we love having the climbing competition each year. The Spartan Summit is a change to give our climbers something to work up to and give away some awesome prizes! “I love the competition, they set up a fun and friendly atmosphere and it’s a great way to meet other climbers.” (Lynn Jones, 1st place women’s beginner division, pictured top right) If you missed the competition, check out the results on the Campus Recreation website.

Head by The Edge today and start training for next year’s competition or just to have fun!

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Zumbathon: Dance For a Cause http://campusrec.uncg.edu/zumbathon-dance-cause/ http://campusrec.uncg.edu/zumbathon-dance-cause/#comments Tue, 18 Feb 2014 14:18:34 +0000 http://campusrec.uncg.edu/?p=9515 Here at Campus Recreation we love Zumba and we also love giving back. So every year we host a fun event that combines the two. At this year’s Zumbathon, we danced our hearts out for The American Heart Association. The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest, largest voluntary organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular diseases […]

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Zumbathon Here at Campus Recreation we love Zumba and we also love giving back. So every year we host a fun event that combines the two. At this year’s Zumbathon, we danced our hearts out for The American Heart Association. The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest, largest voluntary organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular diseases and stroke. We had a turnout of 188 people and raised $1,318! We were all so excited to have so many people come out in support of such a great cause. Everyone was showing off their best Zumba moves up until the last minute! You guys made a tough 2 hour and 30 minute cardio workout look like it was breeze. “I came out because I love Zumba and to dance for a great cause with great people.” (Quinn Hunter, pictured right)
ZumbathonIf you weren’t able to attend Zumbathon this year and are interested in Zumba, it just so happens to be a part of our Group Exercise schedule. So you can join us almost every day of the week for a fun, high energy dance work out. “You don’t have to have a day of dance experience to do Zumba, the instructor teaches you everything along the way, it’s a great workout and you’ll come out a better dancer than before!” (Quinn Hunter) Basically it’s the perfect workout because not only does it keep you in shape but you learn great dance moves! So make sure you check out the Group Exercise Schedule and find a time to attend one of our Zumba classes. See you in the fitness studio.

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Instagram Contest: My Campus Rec http://campusrec.uncg.edu/instagram-contest/ http://campusrec.uncg.edu/instagram-contest/#comments Mon, 10 Feb 2014 15:07:58 +0000 http://campusrec.uncg.edu/?p=9349 We all spend more time than we would like to admit posting photos to Instagram, but what if I told you could post to win free stuff from Campus Recreation? Yes, #freestuff. Campus Recreation will be hosting a weekly themed photo contest! We want to see and hear about your experiences at Campus Recreation! Basically, […]

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VolleyBall We all spend more time than we would like to admit posting photos to Instagram, but what if I told you could post to win free stuff from Campus Recreation? Yes, #freestuff. Campus Recreation will be hosting a weekly themed photo contest! We want to see and hear about your experiences at Campus Recreation! Basically, we will announce a theme through Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and you post your photo on Instagram with the hashtag #mycampusrec. The photo that ends up with the most likes each week will receive a Campus Recreation prize package and there’s a winner each week!

Here are some rules and guidelines for the contest:

You get one post per week. We want everyone to have a fair chance! Use yours wisely.

Post Schedule:
Week 1 (February 3rd – 9th): Your favorite place at Campus Recreation – Winner Matthew Ortiz
Week 2 (February 10th – 24th): Selfie at a Group Exercise Class
Week 3 (February 24th – March 3rd): Operation: Find Rosenthal Pool

All photos must include the hashtag #mycampusrec and @UNCGCampusRec. This will ensure that your photo is entered! Feel free to throw on more hashtags, more hashtags = more likes!

You must follow @UNCGCampusRec on Instagram. We’ll be posting the themes for the contest and the winners there.

Only likes on Instagram count, but feel free to post your photo to any social media you desire.

Lastly, this kind of goes without saying, but you gotta be a UNCG student or a member of the SRC to participate.

Now that you know the rules, head on over to Campus Recreation and get that perfect shot!

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