Continuing our “Get Up & Shape-Up” blog series, this week will focus on pumping up your routine a little bit to further test your abilities and hopefully segue yourself into that intermediate level you’ve been looking to achieve. And no worries if you’re not there yet. As I said before, and will continue to say, use these recommendations as guides to help you work at your own pace. The great thing about CREC is that the majority of these classes and activities are available at the facility year round, so you won’t have to worry too much about missing your opportunity.
Now that we’ve had some warmer-than-usual days on and off for a good few weeks, you should find those tennis shoes waking up right alongside you each morning. Remember that this sample schedule is all about getting the gears in motion towards creating the healthiest you possible–and making sure that you look forward to those mornings, rather than dread them.
Stepping up to an intermediate level doesn’t have to be intimidating either–especially if you’re just venturing out of your beginner comfort level. Incrementing to a more steady routine and building up the confidence to do so is what this blog series is all about! And while progressing to slightly more intense regime is great, don’t forget that every body needs some TLC as well. Caitlin Anderson, a Group X Instructor and CREC Personal Trainer, recommends that,
“Just like with someone who has jumped from doing nothing to taking a walk once a week–you don’t want to take on too much at one time.”
Last week’s schedule was all about taking that first step off the couch and onto the CREC floor. This week let’s try and kick it up a few notches by venturing into a schedule that follows the slightly more intensive world of CREC.
[Inclusive] Cardio & Agility (1:15PM-2PM)
[Aquatics] Open Swim (8:30PM-10PM)
[Rec Clubs] Crew (6AM-7:15AM)**
[ODP] Belay Class (1PM-3PM)*
[Aquatics] Water Bootcamp (12:45PM-1:30PM)
[Group X] Nia (4PM-5PM)
[Intramurals] 20.20.20 Mini Triathlon Relay (5/20, 10:30AM-2PM)*
[Group X] Zumba (5PM-6PM)
And remember, don’t be fearful to either work closer to the beginner level or (if you’re feeling up to the challenge), trying out an activity that you feel may test your abilities a little more. In the end you might fine that you’re further than you thought, or that working a slow and steady pace is more attune to what your body is looking for. Either way, engaging some of this schedule into your routine can only help solidify the confidence in proudly labeling your fitness regime at an “intermediate” level.
* = Includes an additional fee and/or prior registration, please visit our 2012 Spring Term Schedule for more details.
** = Please visit the list of Rec Clubs to contact club leaders regarding practice schedules and any additional dues.
All Campus Rec activities and events can accommodate any and all types of skills and levels. For general questions, contact Campus Rec at 503-725-2931 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Campus Rec makes every effort to be accessible to all abilities. For accommodations for facilities, activities, and programs please contact Jen Armbruster at 503-725-2927 or email@example.com
Natalie Caceres is the Student Marketing Coordinator at Campus Rec. Although she has full days all week, she is committed to encouraging solid workouts that even the busiest individuals can experience. This year alone she has ventured out of her comfort zone and tried new things as Group X’s popular Cycle/Krank class and even formed her own Intramural Volleyball team!