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Spotlight: Rec Of The Month

Rec of the Month

We are honored to have been highlighted as the Rec of the Month by Campus Rec Magazine. Check out the article here!


Current and Upcoming Events

Each year, RecFit holds a variety of special events. We know that this year our events may look a bit different, but we are still excited for what the year holds. Check out some of our upcoming events and programs below!

Walk the Earth: Step Challenge

April 1st - April 22nd

Walk the Earth: American University Step Challenge. April 1-22. Track your steps, earn RecFit swag

Do you know how far apart things are around the world? Did you know that the circumference of the entire country of Bahrain is 80 miles? Or that the summit hike for Machu Picchu is only 1.2 miles?

Put a fun new twist on fitness tracking and join RecFit to Walk the Earth. Starting April 1st, track your steps and learn about landmarks around the world of equivalent distance. The challenge ends on April 22nd (Earth Day)--so grab your smart watch, fitness tracker, or phone and let's start exploring!

Each landmark "badge" you earn will qualify you to enter a raffle for RecFit swag! Winners of swag will be contacted on April 23rd. 

Wellness Grab Bags

Available at Cassell Fitness Center

picture of two goodie bags, one with tea and one with almonds

Wellness on the Go! Life is busy, so we created grab and go wellness goodie bags. Swing by the front desk at Cassell Fitness Center to grab either bag!

This month's themes: 
-Relax and Refresh
-Nutrition Matters!

Recent Past Events

We provide a mix of programming types - from single day, come-and-go events, to month-long educational programs. Traditionally, we kickoff the year with our biggest event, Late Night at the Rec! Early each semester we lead a series of "Women on Weights" workshops. And during finals week, we hold pop-up relaxation events across campus.

We also partner with organizations across campus to promote health and wellness awareness both in person and virtually.

For a better glimpse into RecFit, check out the information below on some of the events we have hosted recently!

Women on Weights: Beginner

BEGINNER: Wednesday 5:30-6:30p || February 3, 10, 17, 24 

Microsoft Teams (link provided at registration)
Women in weightroom

The Women on Weights: Beginner program is designed to help women learn basic knowledge of the benefits of strength training, program design, proper technique, correct warm up and cool down activities, and exercise myths. In addition to the education component, there will be exercise portions led by our certified peronsal trainers. 

Connect with other women that are beginning their fitness journey. Leave this program feeling more confident, comfortable, and knowledgeable in a gym setting. 

Women on Weights: Intermediate

INTERMEDIATE: Mondays 5:30-6:30p || February 1, 8, 15, 22 

Microsoft Teams (link provided at registration)
Women in weightroom

The Intermediate program is designed to expand on basic knowledge of the benefits of strength training. Some topics that will be discussed are basic anatomy and muscular function, exercise progressions, corrective/rehabilitation training, and nutritional myths. In addition to the education component there will also be exercise led programs by our certified personal trainers each session. 

The Women on Weights: Intermediate program builds on the knowledge learned in the Beginner program. We encourage you to participate in the Beginner program prior to participating in the Intermediate program but it is not required. 

AU Run Series

July 4-11th: Firecracker Fun Run

Results for the 1 mile run/walk due by July 15th.

August 1st-8th: Back to School 2 miler

Results for the 2 mile run/walk due by August 12th. 

September 5-12th: Labor Day 5k

Results for the 5k (3.1 mile) run/walk due by September 16th.

AU Run Series: Submit results for at least 2 runs and win a t-shirt.

The virtual 5k in June was such a hit that we are back at it again! This time we are stepping things up a bit--three months, three races, three distances. Complete 2 out of 3 to win a t-shirt!

No registration required. Simply track your workout and submit your results by the deadline!

Pets and Pumpkins

October 29-30 

Instagram (@aurecfit)
Pets and Pumpkins October 29-30

What is more fun than pets in Halloween costumes? We can't think of much! 

1. Post pics of your pets in costume to Instagram

2. Tag @aurecfit

3. Vote on your favorites in stories!

Looking to Collaborate?

If you are a student group looking to co-sponsor an event, please contact Ashley Wilson, Fitness Coordinator of Wellness & Special Events: