|Campus Recreation to host REC-tacular|
|Written by Jenny Jackowski, Daily Vidette Reporter|
|Sunday, 06 May 2012 12:48|
On Monday, May 7 and Tuesday, May 8, Campus Recreation will be hosting REC-Tacular. The free event will take place at the REC from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Monday and noon until 10 p.m. on Tuesday.
“Students can drop by and de-stress a little bit,” Kelly Ator, graduate assistant for leadership and special programs at Campus Recreation, said.
REC-tacular will feature a multitude of classes and events. Monday night Campus Rec is putting on a 3-on-3 basketball tournament.
“3-on-3 basketball can accommodate as many teams as comes through. We encourage everybody to come out,” Ator said.
Another program available during REC-tacular is a Wii gaming station in the lobby of Campus Rec. There is no set limit to the amount of students who can play. As one student finishes a turn, another will be cycled in.
“We just purchased a Wii gaming system, so we’re going to have open Wii games from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. both nights. We’ll have a couple different games that we have purchased,” Ator said.
Tuesday night, the lobby will be transformed into a massage lounge from noon until 4 p.m.
“Both evenings, someone from Counseling Services is coming over to teach a total body relaxation class. And that’s more of a muscle relaxation, visualization combination of a bunch of different methods to relax,” Ator said.
Yoga classes will be held both nights at 8:45 p.m. Monday is restorative yoga, which focuses on relaxing the body and breathing. The end of class leaves more time for meditation. Tuesday is regular yoga, which places emphasis on toning and building muscles.
“With our special events programs being more developed this year, we’re trying to offer a couple different options throughout the year for students. So one that we thought would be good was just focusing on stress management and de-stressing for finals week,” Ator said.
Regular fitness classes will be available Monday and Tuesday, but the schedule will be different than normal. Check Campus Recreation’s website for the changes.