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Special Events

Recreational Sports & Fitness hosts a number of special events that bring students, faculty, staff, community members, and alumni together for fun and active experiences.

Looking to Collaborate?

If you are a student group looking to co-sponsor an event, please contact Lauren Kline, Fitness Coordinator of Wellness & Special Events: lkline@american.edu.

Iron Eagle: Indoor Triathlon

Swim Lesson participant

Whether you are a beginner looking to try out the sport or an experienced triathlete looking for some fun, off-season competition, this triathlon is for you. Athletes will swim, bike, and run for 20 minutes each, challenging themselves to cover the as much distance as possible in each event. Athletes will also have a 10 minute "transition time" in between each event.
When:
Sunday, February 11
Where: Jacobs Fitness Center / Bender Arena
Who: This event is open to all AU Students and RecFit members.
Cost: Register by Jan 21 for the early-bird price of $25. Registration on or after Jan 22 is $40. To register, visit the Jacobs or Cassell front desk.

Trail Yoga

Woman doing yoga outside

When: Wednesday, Nov 15 from Noon-1:30pm

What better way to practice yoga and breathing than in nature? Join AURecfit for Trail Yoga! We will meet inside Cassell Fitness Center at noon and walk to the trail together. Once on the trail we will hike as well as stop and do some yoga poses along the way! No need to bring your mat. Please register at: Trail Yoga registration form

PACK: People and Animal Cardio Klub

PACK Dog

AURecFit, in partnership with the Humane Rescue Alliance, is taking to the trails with adoptable dogs and we want you to join! 

Registration is closed for this semester. But, if you want to register for the spring, see the information below.

You must become certified first. Please begin by registering through this link: Register Here There is a, one-time $25 fee to become certified. This includes a t-shirt!

Each participant will complete the volunteer application online, attend a general orientation, and PACK orientation (we will help with scheduling). Participants can then go out on a weekly basis to walk or run with the dogs! Questions: Contact Lauren at lkline@american.edu.

Monthly How-to Sessions

Free Swim Clinic

September 25, 8-9pm

Aquatics Center

October 4, 11, and 18

5:30-7pm

Cassell Fitness Center

Monday, November 13

7-8pm

Cassell Fitness Center

Wednesday, December 6
7-8pm
Jacobs Fitness Center

Monday, January 22

6-7pm, Jacobs Fitness Center

With the Iron Eagle Coming up, come learn the training techniques that go into preparing for a Triathlon!

Wednesday, January 24
6-7pm, Cassell Fitness Center

Come learn about how to work on stabilizer muscles and why it is important to add in stability training to your daily workouts!

Tuesday, February 13

6-7pm, Jacobs Fitness Center

A free class to help you learn how to get the most out of your cycling workout!

Wednesdays, 2/21, 2/28, and 3/7

5:30-7pm, Cassell Fitness Center

Learn the basics of weightlifting in addition to going over technique for the "big three" movements: the bench, squat, and deadlift!

Wednesday, March 21
5-7pm, Congressional Fitness Center

Take your weightlifting to new levels by learning the best techniques in powerlifting.
Wednesday, March 28
1-2:30pm, Jacobs Fitness Center

Want to improve your frisbee game? Come to learn some great strategies and tricks to the game of Ultimate!

Friday, March 4

4-6pm, Sand Volleyball Courts

To welcome the warmer weather, we are getting outside and playing on the sand volleyball courts! First off, we will run through some drills and then play a mini tournament.

Monday, April 30

1-4pm, The Quad

Let's kick off summer and play some field games as well as other events on the Quad!

Partnership for a Healthier America Logo

AU RecFit has partnered with PHA for their “Healthier Campus Initiative” which provides guidelines for campuses to promote healthier lifestyles on campus. One of the ways RecFit is doing this, is providing free “How to” classes for students, faculty, and staff that are free of charge!

About PHA