|Campus Recreation to host semi-annual finals Rec-Tacular|
|Written by Tim Rosenberger, Daily Vidette Staff Writer|
|Sunday, 09 December 2012 15:59|
Campus Recreation will host the Finals Rec-Tacular from 4-10 p.m. today in the Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall.
Special events graduate assistant Kelly Ator said this is a semi-annual Campus Recreation event, which occurs at the end of both the fall and spring semesters.
Ator said Finals Rec-Tacular aims to offer high-intensity and low-key stress relieving options to students throughout the night.
“This semester we are hosting a new activity called crate stacking on Monday, and Tuesday night will include new climbing wall competitions and an indoor soccer knockout tournament,” she said.
Health Promotion and Wellness will have some tables set up in the lobby for coping with stress and coloring therapy, Ator added.
“We always have great group fitness classes, and there will be holiday coloring pictures for anyone to grab as well,” she said.
The schedule for the night includes the Total Body Toning class in SFC 201 from 3:45-4:45 p.m., a cycle class in SFC 203 from 4-4:45 p.m. in the lobby of the SFC, stress management stations in the lobby from 4-7 p.m., crate stacking from 4-8 p.m. in Court C of the SFC, Wii Gaming from 4-10 p.m., a Zumba class from 5-6 p.m. and a cycle endurance class in SFC 201 from 6-7 p.m.
Ator said Finals Rec-Tacular allows students to get a study break from the stress that final exams often create through mental and physical rejuvenation.
“Exercise is known to help students stay focused throughout the week, and Campus Recreation is a full supporter of that,” she added.
Facility and program participation is usually lower during finals week as students begin to head home, but the students who are still on campus seem to enjoy engaging in the specialized activities targeting stress, Ator explained.
Ator said this program was started at the end of last fall and Campus Recreation has received positive feedback from its participants in the past.