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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

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Late Night @ the Rec

When: August 20th, 2018, 9pm-12am

Where: Bender Arena

Come try out all the AU Recreation Center has to offer! There will be plenty of activities including Zumba, inflatable rock slide, giant volleyball, and Robeks smoothies! 

Ongoing Programs

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Women on Weights

When: Check back for Fall 2018 dates!
Where: Cassell Fitness Center Weight Room
Cost: Free

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.

Please Register Here

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.

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

Tuesday, January 16

4:30-5:15pm, Cassell Fitness Center

Kickboxing is a high-energy, low-impact class that utilizes the basic punches and kicks of boxing, leaving you to feel empowered. Join in this introductory class to learn the basic movements and techniques used in our "Cardio Kickboxing" classes!

Wednesday, January 17

7-7:45pm, Jacobs Fitness Center


Center your mind and body while flowing through various postures that promote increased strength, focus, and flexibility. This class will be an introduction to the basic postures and breathing techniques used within a yoga class.

Thursday, January 18

4:30-5:15pm, Cassell Fitness Center

A blend of kettlebell and body weight exercises for the perfect combination of strength and power. This class will introduce you to the movements and techniques used in our "Killer Kettlebell" classes.

Monday, January 22
3:15-4pm, Cassell Fitness Center

This ballet-based workout is a high repetition, muscle conditioning class, focusing on postural strength and alignment. This class will focus on the basic movements and techniques for our Barre @ The Barre classes.

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.

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 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!

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