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.


      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.


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.


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!


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!


CRI Fall 2012 Program Preview

On behalf of CRI, I would like to welcome all of you back to campus! We have a lot to look forward to this semester, and this is my first chance to give you all a sneak peek!  I’m about to provide you with a lot of awesome information, so buckle up!

Coming back to school, or being here for the first time can be stressful and hectic. You want to make sure you leave time available for yourself. However, you have to decide what you want to do with that time.

The good news is that I have really great suggestion for you!

One of the most popular programs available at the Recreation Activity Center (RAC) is Group Fitness.  Group Fitness classes are offered daily and they are FREE, so it’s really easy to work them into your schedule (no excuses!). Sometimes students are intimidated by attending group fitness classes, but I assure you it is a fun way to workout while providing an opportunity to meet and interact with new people.

Also, take note that ZUMBA IS BACK!


If playing sports is more your thing, we have plenty of opportunities for those as well!

Intramural Sports is a great way to stay active, have fun and catch a break from your academic classes. You’re welcome to sign up as an individual or with teams. Some of the sports offered are Flag Football, Softball and much more. Check out the Intramural Sports website for more information!

If you’re on the more competitive side or are more advanced in a particular sport, you may be interested in Club Sports. Our Club Sports Fair was Monday, August 27, 2012 at 6 p.m. but you can still get involved!  Simply contact the president of the club you wish to join.  All contacts can be found on the Club Sports website.

Like to swim? Sign up for Swim the SoCon and swim for our Georgia Southern Eagles! For every touchdown our Eagles score, you swim 100 yards that week. A great way to celebrate our Eagles while staying cool and getting a great workout!

Another great way to enjoy our awesome indoor pool is to come try out our brand new game: BATTLESHIP

On top of all this intense pool time, you may want to enjoy a leisurely swim. The Eagle Luau is a fun and exciting outdoor pool party on Tuesday, September 4 from 7 p.m.- 9 p.m. Bring your friends and enjoy a swim along with a live DJ, games, free food and prizes!

The LivinGreen Challenge starts on September 1, 2012. This is a consecutive 10, 20 or 30 day challenge. You get to decide how long you would like to commit to reducing your carbon footprint.  Take pictures and attend special advents to be eligible for great raffle prizes! For more information and registration, go to the LivinGreen website!

Find your inner True Blue self by running or walking the True Blue 5K on Saturday, November 10! This is Homecoming weekend, so go ahead and mark this race on your calendar to ensure you don’t miss out on this awesome event!

Southern Adventures offers clinics and trips to students. 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. Trips vary from Whitewater Rafting to Backpacking. These trips fill up fast, so make sure you plan ahead and sign up ahead! You are also welcome to rent equipment from Southern Adventures if you’re planning your own escapade!


Hosted by CRI’s Southern Adventures, the Iron Eagle Challenge is an adventure race that travels through Georgia Southern University’s scenic campus. The course requires two person race teams to off-road/urban cycle, run/walk, canoe, and conquer many mystery challenges along the way. The mystery challenges require both mental and physical skills and provide a nice break from cycling and running, making the race possible for anyone in moderate cardiovascular shape.

If you made it through all of this information, I salute you! I know it’s a lot of information and you’re already trying to balance everything on your calendar, but keep in mind that this isn’t everything! To find out about even more about CRI and what we have to offer, visit the CRI website!

Happy new school year!

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!

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