Spring 2013 With CRI

To all my fellow Eagles out there, welcome back to campus!

With it now being the spring semester, I know there will be a surplus of patrons coming in and out of the RAC doors. It seems everyone has a little more motivation and determination to work out at the beginning of the spring semester than at any other time of the year. What’s not to get you in the mood for a good workout? There are New Year’s resolutions, spring break trips, pool parties and south Georgia weather!

Lucky for all of you RAC members, including myself, CRI has something for everyone to get involved in to reach spring fitness goals!

With over 65 group fitness classes taking place throughout the week, there’s something for almost everyone to try! You can try anything from aquatics to fun and funky dancing to intense cardio. There’s no harm in sticking with your favorite class or trying something completely new. In case you haven’t heard yet, we also have two new classes being offered this semester: PiYo and Turbokick! Remember, all of these group fit classes are available to you at no cost and no obligation to attend each session!

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Intramural Sports starts the spring semester with basketball, wheelchair basketball and soccer! Other sports will also be offered, and if you’re new to a sport, don’t be too intimidated to get involved! Each intramural sport has different leagues and divisions so everyone can participate at their own skill level! Check out the spring intramural sports you can register for.

Do you like a little more competition when it comes to your favorite sport? Club sports provide students with  the opportunity to travel, as well as develop leadership skills while participating in the sport you love! The Club Sports Fair is at the RAC next Tuesday at 6 p.m. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn about the 27 different club sports CRI has to offer.

polarCRI’s Aquatics Program has a few different events going on this semester, one of which is the annual Polar Bear Plunge! This year we are making the plunge a little more exciting and a little cooler, if you know what I mean. We are adding ice to the outdoor pool to see who can brave the icy water!

Swim lessons are continuing to be offered to RAC members this semester. For a small fee of just $10, you may choose a skill level and attend 6 classes. You won’t be able to find prices cheaper than this, so take advantage of this great opportunity to improve your swimming skills!

Southern Adventures has some great trips planned for this semester that could give you the adrenaline rush you’re looking for! You could go white water rafting, rock climbing or kayaking with manatees for a weekend for a small fee! Also, check out the alternative spring break trips that you can attend! Spots fill up fast, so don’t hesitate on signing up!

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Pledge to be well this week! Beginning on Monday, February 18, our University Wellness Program is helping students to reveal their inner child, promote healthy body images, learn about the consequences to being dishonest and putting themselves in danger’s path and more! This week is packed full of fun activities that will help you boost your self-confidence and rethink some potentially dangerous decisions.

The week’s events will include music, games, food, prizes and education about living well! Make sure to stop by the LiveWell Fair on Wednesday, February 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Russell Union to visit on and off campus organizations representing each of the 7 dimensions of wellness. Visit various vendors to receive a Wellness Week t-shirt! The first 100 students and faculty/staff members that bring a nonperishable item will also receive a free prize! Check back soon for Wellness Week’s full schedule.

Race 2 Break 5k is just a couple short months away, and we want to make sure everyone has enough time to prep for this 3.1 mile run or walk through our beautiful campus! The race will be on March 9 at 8 a.m.

There are no excuses as to why you can’t better yourself and stay healthy this semester! CRI provides its patrons with numerous activities, classes and sports to get involved in. Stick to your New Year’s resolution or other fitness goals, and join us at the RAC! To learn even more, visit the CRI website.

Good luck this semester!

Patty

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