Stay Fit during the Summer

School is almost over and summer is just around the corner. But just because school is out for the summer, and all the knowledge that you learned over the year slowly disappears with the summer sun, that doesn’t mean that all of the progress that you have made should also disappear.

Whether you are staying in Statesboro or are going out into the world there are multiple ways to maintain your progress.

Staying in Statesboro:

HHJ-4CRI is up and running during the summer months and so the RAC is always an option. You can utilize the weight room, the basketball, the racquetball courts, and the indoor and outdoor pools.

      Group Fitness Classes – Available during the summer as well. There will be a Group           Fitness Schedule for both A and B term.

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      Personal Trainers – Available during the summer months if you want someone to help         you get started or keep you motivated.

      Summer Break Boot Camp – Just like Spring Break Boot Camp and Fall Fit Camp, this       will be offered Monday and Wednesday from 6-7pm in the Group Fitness Studio.

PT-13      Southern Adventures – Campus Cycle will be offered during the summer as well,                helping you stay fit by riding bikes around campus. Or utilize the Southern                          Adventures resources and equipment to go on outdoor adventure trips with your                friends.

      Wellness – Student Health 101 and the Wellness Center will be up and running during        the summer to help students with all aspects of health.

      Intramural Sports – Sand Volleyball, Summer Softball, and Summer Basketball will be         offered during the summer months.

      Tri-Eagle Challenge – A different type of triathlon for those who want to push their               boundaries. There will be a Tri-Eagle Challenge for both A and B term. Students have         the whole term to bike 100 miles using any of the three styles of stationary bikes in the       fitness center, or gain the miles through our Group Fitness Spin Classes. Students also       need to walk/run 26.2 miles using the treadmills or the indoor track. And finally,                   participants need to swim 5,000 yards in the indoor pool, either during open swim or         with a Group Fitness water aerobics class.

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Not staying in Statesboro:

Unfortunately leaving Statesboro means you lose access to the RAC, but never fear because there are still other ways of staying in shape.

      Get a local gym membership for the summer months, most gyms will offer a discount         during the summer months.

      Begin a Couch to 5K or Couch to Marathon if you are ambitious, because you can run       anywhere.

No matter what you end up doing this summer, remember you can always be apart of CRI by following us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Get a Job at CRI

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Ever think about what it would be like to work for CRI? Well now is your chance to find out!

From February 9 through March 1 the Job Portal on the Student Employment website will list every single job opening within CRI. This includes positions at the RAC, GSU Golf Course and the new Shooting Sports Education Center.

All you have to do is look through the job postings. Once you find one that you might like, submit your application with your cover letter and resume. It’s that easy. And you can apply for more than one position.

If you have questions about employment at CRI, tables will be set up across campus where you can speak directly with current student employees. The times and locations are as follows:

         Feb. 16 – Russell Union Bus Stop, 10am-2pm

         Feb. 17 – Outside the Dining Commons, 10am-2pm

         Feb. 23 – RAC Lobby, 4pm-8pm

         Feb. 24 – outside Lakeside Café, 10am-2pm

                      – RAC Lobby, 4pm-8pm

         Feb. 25 – Forrest Drive Bus Stop, 10am-2pm

                      – RAC Lobby, 4pm-8pm

         Feb. 26 – RAC Lobby, 4pm-8pm

CRI employs over 350 students and is actually the number one student employer on campus. This is because of the various divisions and areas that students can work in. Plus, working for CRI is awesome, so who wouldn’t want to apply? Some of the positions include:

         Recreation Facility Assistant

         Lifeguard

         Web Media Assistant

         Graphic Design Assistant

         Intramural Sports Scorekeeper

         Southern Adventures Attendant

        Southern Adventures Bike Mechanic

         Fitness Specialist

         Group Fitness Instructor

         Personal Trainer

         Club Sports Supervisor

         Golf Course Attendant

         Golf Course Maintenance Greenskeeper

         Shooting Sports Assistant

Any of these sound like something you would like to do?

Don’t forget, the job postings are only open for three weeks, so mark it on your calendar and don’t forget to apply!

Find Your #RACLife for 2014

Welcome back, Eagles!

This spring is packed with great programs and events to get you involved, stay in shape, and help you find your #RACLife.

To stay updated, I encourage you to follow GSUCampusRec on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We still have more #RACLife T-shirts to give away, so don’t miss out on a chance to win one!

Here is a quick overview for this semester.

Fitness

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Print your own schedule here.

There are three new group fitness classes to check out this semester! We have added a Meditation class, Restorative Yoga, and Interval Training. Never heard of them? You can read the class descriptions here to give you an idea of what to expect before you show up.

Spring Break Boot Camp is back this semester! The boot camp will begin January 21 and is held every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. No registration required.

Intramurals

Registration has opened for pre-season basketball and will close January 15. Mark your calendars to make sure you and your team is registered to play!

Also, Soccer and Bowling registration opens on the first day of classes. Remember, choosing days to play are first come first serve!

Lastly, be on the lookout to play CRI Open Golf later this spring!

Golf Course

If you haven’t gone to check out the new Georgia Southern Golf Course yet, or even if you have, book your tee time here. It’s only $7 for students to play! You can even sign up for lessons and rent clubs if you’re new to the sport.

Club Sports

The Club Sports Fair is on January 21 at 6 p.m. During the fair, you will have a chance to meet over 30 teams and get more information on how to get involved. Check out our directory to get an idea what’s available before you get to the fair!

Southern Adventures

Campus Cycle had its kick-off last night, and we only have about 15 bikes left, so come on out to rent your bike for the semester. Rental is $30 for the entire semester and includes the bike, a lock, and free parts and maintanence. Don’t miss out on this awesome program. It can help you to save gas money while giving you guaranteed exercise everyday!

SA will also be hosting tons of climbing and skills clinics. Pre registration is required.

Aquatics

There will be some Red Cross certification classes this semester. If you are interested in any of the certification classes register with Member Services on the first floor of the RAC.

If you’re interested in working as a lifeguard, go ahead and sign up for the certification to help better your chances of a job with CRI!

In addition to the Red Cross Certification, aquatics will be hosting Swim2Break, the Polar Bear Plunge, and Dive-In Movie!

Wellness

Put wellness in your Wednesday is kicking off January 29th from 12-2 p.m. with a Just Dance Off event! Come to the Russell Union Stage and get active with Wii Just Dance.

Next month the Wellness program will have their annual Wellness Week. A variety of events are lined up to help you make wellness a daily routine.

Also, get excited for the Campus Farmer’s Market returning soon!

Stay tuned for more programs and events from CRI this spring! Feel free to visit our website for more information.

Have a great semester!

Summertime at the RAC

To all of those who will be staying in Statesboro over the summer, the RAC will be all yours! The Statesboro student population will decrease dramatically within a week after graduation, but that just means there will be more opportunities for the RAC patrons who are still in town. This means having your choice of any of the cardio and weight lifting equipment, plenty of space between people in the sauna and no more searching for the last open parking spot at 7 p.m. on a weeknight!

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It’s easy to convince yourself to skip the gym and hang out in the sun by the water, but you don’t need to choose between the two! There are numerous ways to stay active this summer while being outdoors. Sign up for a sea kayaking day trip with the Southern Adventures team! Never been kayaking before? No problem! The SA trip leaders will help you with anything you need and make sure you have a great time on this new adventure!

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SA also has various skills clinics that range from teaching you and giving you tips on how to maintain your bike to providing you with the exhilarating experience of zip lining through the beautiful Georgia Southern pine forest! SA offers several activities that will keep your summer in Statesboro exciting, so try something new and don’t miss out!

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Need an activity that will challenge you through the summer weeks to improve your physical fitness? Try out the Tri-Eagle Challenge and choose to complete it either during term A or term B. You will be challenged to cycle, walk/run and swim set distances during the term of your choice. Commit yourself and show off the results at the pool and beach!

For the sporty type, we are continuing Intramural Sports throughout the summer just for you! Register for summer basketball or softball in May and begin playing at the end of the month. You can also sign up for the sand volleyball tournament mid-June and play July 9 -11. If you’re not enrolled in more than four summer course hours, don’t worry! Just pay the RAC fees, and you will be eligible to participate in Intramural Sports!

Enjoy the RAC and all the benefits that come with staying in Statesboro for the summer!

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Summer Fun at the RAC!

The semester is coming to an end, so you may be starting to look for some fun summer activities. Look no further! CRI has plenty of activities for you to choose from this summer.

Test your abilities by taking on the Tri-Eagle Challenge during summer-term A or B. In order to complete the challenge, participants must cycle 100 miles, walk or run 26.2 miles, and swim 2500 yards. Complete the challenge and win a prize.

Looking for a more laid back activity with friends, sign up for intramurals this summer! There will be three to choose from: basketball (Registration: May 7-23), softball (Registration May 7-23), and sand volleyball (Registration: Jun 18- Jul 3). Intramurals are a great way to stay active and have some fun with friends over the summer.

Going to the pool is probably the most common summer activity. At the RAC, we have an indoor pool, whirlpool, and an outdoor pool with a whirlpool. Play basketball and volleyball in the pool, or lounge in a chair to soak up the sun. Don’t forget your sunscreen!

Needing a little more adventure in your life? Southern Adventures will be offering a couple trips this summer: Kayaking (Saturday, June 9) and Canoeing (Saturday, July 14). If these trips don’t appeal to you, then plan your own. Southern Adventures offers rental equipment for an affordable price to students. Students can rent camping supplies, water sporting gear, and bikes. Resource books, maps, and videos are free for students to use.

Have a great summer!
Victoria

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Spring Into the New Year with a Healthier You!

As the New Year rolls around, many people are fulfilling their resolutions to get healthy.  What many people don’t know is that there are all kinds of fun and unique ways to stay active through CRI.  This spring is filled with programs and activities such as Fitness’ Boot(y) Camp, Aquatics’ Inner Tube Water Polo, Southern Adventures’ Climbing Wall, Wellness Week, and the Club Sports Fair.

Boot(y) Camp is a dance based fitness class for females that meets on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 7:00-8:30.  Most of the class consists of Flirty Girl but some sessions will have guest teachers for African Dance, Irish Dance, etc.  Meeting in the Mind and Body studio, the class lasts from January 24-March 8.  You can register online for $10 per person.

Inner Tube Water Polo is exactly what it sounds like!  But for those still a little confused, the object of the game is to score on the other team’s goalie by moving the ball to one side of the pool – all while floating on inner tubes.  No skill level is required.  Just come out and have some fun during free play hours from 8-10pm on January 25, February 1,8,15, March 28, and April 25 at the RAC indoor pool.


Trying your hand at the Southern Adventures climbing wall is a good way to challenge yourself and switch up your workout.  Open from 4-9 Monday-Thursday, 12-3 Saturday and 5-8 Sunday, the certified Southern Adventures staff would love to help you get started.  There are paths that range from beginner to expert and the RAC provides all the equipment you need.  I climbed the wall for the first time last semester and I had a blast!  For those less daring, our bouldering cave is a great activity that is always open.

The University Wellness Program puts on Wellness Week each semester to support and educate students on the seven dimensions of wellness – emotional, environmental, intellectual, occupational, physical, social and spiritual.  Speakers will discuss such topics as sustainability and nutrition.  Students can also learn more at the Live Well Fair in Russell Union on February 29th from 8am – 12:30 pm.

If you enjoy intramural sports, but are looking to up your game, Club Sports is the place to be!  Come check out all the different options at the Club Sports fair on January 23 from 6-8pm at the RAC.  Some of the teams include volleyball, MMA, tennis, cross-country, soccer and dance.
There is truly an activity for everyone at CRI no matter what your fitness level.  We want to help you reach your New Year’s goals, so stop by the RAC today and try something new!

Hope to see you soon!

Caroline

What is going on this Fall at the RAC? Check It Out!

It’s time for the new semester! After moving into your new place and preparing for your classes, what’s next? If you’re looking for a way to occupy your time, why not use that time toward fitness and wellness. Otherwise known as FUN!

At the Recreation Activity Center (RAC), Campus Recreation and Intramurals (CRI) organize classes and events for students to participate in. There is so much to choose from. Even I get over whelmed with the variety of programs available.

There are different programs and activities available in Fitness, Aquatics, Club Sports, Intramural Sports, Southern Adventures, and Wellness.

Many Georgia Southern students take advantage of the Group Fitness classes offered on a daily basis. Most classes such as Awesome Abs, Yoga, Southern Sculpt, and Spin will be returning this semester. You will find there are some new and revamped classes. A Georgia Southern favorite, Zumba has been renamed as Cardio Dance. Stepilicious is a new step aerobics class that integrates dance. Flirty Girl Fitness, a class added during the summer, will be returning to the fall as a non-stop cardio dance class that is designed to help empower women. Students can Spin To Win in a new instructional spinning class that focuses on the technical aspects of competitive cycling. Students can attend any class that interests them while conveniently fitting group fitness into their daily schedule. Below is a schedule of the Group Fitness classes held throughout the week.

There is also a new fitness program available to students this semester. Madness in the Meadows (Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30pm) offers an alternative means of training. Participants will use equipment such as tires, concrete blocks, sledge hammers and more. If you get bored with the same old workout routine, this is a great program for you to register for. In order to participate, stop by the member services desk to sign up. Space is limited to 20 participants each week.

Show your school spirit as you run/walk the True Blue 5K. Enjoy the Georgia Southern Scenery along with a brand new race course. All participants will receive a free t-shirt, and the race winner will receive a prize.


Get you Hula on with Pool-A-Palooza! On September 6, 2011 students can enjoy a pool party at the RAC outdoor pool from 7-10pm. Bring your friends and enjoy free food and prizes!

Stay cool! Play some Inner Tube Water Polo with friends from 8-10pm on these dates.

Played a competitive sport in high school? You can attend the Club Sports Fair on Monday, August 29, 2011. Even though experience is preferred, some sports open spots for inexperienced athletes. For a list of Club Sports visit the Club Directory.

Students heavily participate in Intramural Sports at Georgia Southern. Students can sign up individually or on teams. Students can play Flag Football, Soccer, Dodgeball, Tennis, Softball, and MORE! Check out the Intramural Sports website for more information!

Southern Adventures offers clinics and trips to students. Students can learn how to make gourmet smores or how to rock climb through these clinics. Students can use these clinics to prepare themselves for the Southern Adventures trips or a trip on their own. Students can start signing up for the Southern Adventure Trips on the first day of school. Students vary from Whitewater Rafting to Backpacking. These trips go fast, so sign up ASAP! If you’re planning an adventure of your own, you can rent equipment from Southern Adventures.

Looking for a challenge? Participate in a 4-5 mi race held on Monday, October 28, 2011, that includes running, canoeing, cycling, and other mystery challenges. Grab a partner and have fun with the Iron Eagle Challenge! The winners will receive a prize.

The LivinGreen 30 Day Challenge starts on September 1, 2011. This program educates students about the negative effects of their behavior on the environment. Students who participate will learn some guidelines and information that will allow them to reduce their impact.

There you have it! A fall preview to make you aware of some of the programs available to students at the RAC this semester. That isn’t all either! To learn more about different events, programs, and the facility, visit the CRI website!