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Special Events

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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 RecPush-Pull Competition, and Women on Weights.

Upcoming Events

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Pups and Pumpkins

When: Thursday, October 31st, 2-4pm

Where: The Quad

Come join us for the 2nd annual Pups and Pumpkins event! We will have pumpkin painting, a doughnut eating contest, apple cider, and a dog costume contest!

2:30pm - Doughnut on a String Challenge
3:15pm - Dog Costume Contest

Register for the dog costume contest here

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Push/Pull Training Program

When: 4-5pm on October 16th, 23rd, 30th, and November 6th

Where: Congressional Fitness Center

Cost: $25 (includes registration for the Push/Pull competition!)

Unsure of how to train for our annual Push/Pull contest on November 10th? Sign-up for the Push/Pull Training program! Our trainers will lead you through a four-week program to help you build maximal strength, especially in the bench press and deadlift!

Sign-up at either the Cassell Fitness Center or Jacobs Fitness Center!

Ongoing Programs

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Women on Weights

When: Spring 2020, Dates/Times TBD

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.

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.

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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