Welcome back NC State! Coming back to school is chaotic, and everybody has a long to-do list. Between moving in, ordering textbooks, and figuring out where all of your classes are, there’s a lot to do. In all honesty, fitness is probably not the first thing on everyone’s minds. An active lifestyle is crucial to managing stress and staying healthy though.
Luckily, University Recreation has plenty of ways to stay active and it’s easy and fun for students to participate. University Recreation has daily classes, frequent trips and special events, personal training, and of course the gym. We know how stressful college is and we are committed to the health and wellness of students and have numerous programs to help the Wolfpack family stay fit.
Group Fitness Classes
University Recreation offers a variety of unique Group Fitness classes. Certified instructors will guide you through the workout, and classes range in type and intensity. Some examples of classes include cycling, yoga, Cardio Dance, and H.I.I.T. You can find days and times of classes on the schedule. Don’t forget to sign up ahead of time on IM Leagues to reserve your spot. There are over 150 classes offered every week so there’s something for everyone.
Specialty Fitness Classes
If you’ve never heard of Specialty Fitness classes, it may be because they used to be called Small Group Fitness. These classes can cater to an individual’s unique fitness goals in a more personalized setting than Group Fitness classes. Specialty Fitness classes are taught by certified instructors with plenty of expertise to help you achieve fitness milestones whether you are trying to get in shape or stay in shape. More information on Specialty Fitness can be found here.
Carmichael is currently being renovated, but don’t let that scare you off from coming to the Recreation Center to work out. The Playground is at the top floor of the Recreation Center and is filled with a variety of cardio and weight equipment. The Recreation Center also has rooms where Group Fitness classes are taught every day.
If you’re looking for a fun way to stay fit and spend time with your friends or meet new ones, maybe you’ll enjoy participating in Intramural Sports. University Recreation offers league sports as well as special events. Some league sports include flag football, tennis, flag football, indoor soccer, and outdoor soccer. Several of the special events are cricket, pool battleship, and the Monster Dash. The registration periods vary, so be sure to check the schedule here for registration dates and event dates.
This fall there will be several fitness challenges hosted by University Recreation. The first is the Fitness Challenge: Pull-Up. It will be at the Recreation center on September 7 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The second is the Fitness Challenge: Outdoor Obstacle Course, which will be on Miller Field on October 6 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The third is the Fitness Challenge: Burpee and it will be at the Recreation Center on November 10 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Outdoor Adventures Trips
Our Outdoor Adventures department has a variety of exciting trips coming up this fall. If you need a change of scenery and a break from the stress, consider signing up for one of these adventures. The prices are all-inclusive and the trips are guided by a knowledgeable Outdoor Adventures employee. If you have questions about the trips you can stop by the Outdoor Adventures desk in the Recreation Center. The trips range in activities to accommodate different interests, including kayaking, hiking, yoga, and climbing. A few of the upcoming trips are: Yoga and Hike at Stone Mountain on Saturday, September 12 from 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m, Day Canoe on Neuse River on Sunday, September 13 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m, and Linville Weekend Climb in Pisgah National Forest from Friday, September 18 – Sunday, September 20. These are just a few of the Outdoor Adventures trips offered this fall. You can find out more details about these and the other Outdoor Adventures trips here.
Bench For Breast Cancer
If you like to lift, Bench for Breast Cancer is a great way to put your strength to good use for charity. This is the third year that University Recreation has hosted this event. Participants can register from Tuesday, September 1 until Thursday, October 22. Bench for Breast Cancer will take place on Saturday, October 24 in the Recreation Center.
Good luck with the beginning of classes and don’t forget to join University Recreation to stay active!
Run with the Pack,