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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.

We have monthly, annual, and one-time events and are always looking for more ideas! Some of our most popular events include Late Night at the Rec, Push-Pull Competition, and Women on Weights.

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.

Upcoming Events

snowman with finals week dates of 12/8-12/14

Stress Free Finals Week

When: December 8th-December 14th, 2018

Where: Multiple locations

There is no doubt that Finals Week is stressful! Come take a study break and join us for FREE activities in Group Exercise, Wellness Events, and Intramural Events!

See schedule of activities here.

Ongoing Programs

Women in weightroom

Women on Weights

When: Check back for Spring 2018 dates!
Where: Cassell Fitness Center Weight Room

Women on Weights is a program designed to help women feel more comfortable in the weight room and get excited about training to become STRONG! In each session, the trainers will go over form and technique as well as how to build your own weightlifting program! This program will benefit the beginner lifters as well as intermediate lifters.

PACK Dog

PACK: People and Animal Cardio Klub

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 filling out the interest form 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.

Partnership of a Healthy America

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