RecSports Blog

  Sep 20   Fitness, Intramural Sports, News, Nutrition, Outdoors

10 Things You Never Knew About RecSports

1. You can see our hourly facility counts on our websiteWant to know how crowded the gym is before you head here? We now update hourly head counts of the basketball courts, weight room and other parts of our facilities to our website. 2. You can choose from 160 Group Fitness classes a weekFrom six forms of yoga to 45 sessions of cycle to boot camp six days a week, […]

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  Jul 31   News

First Trip to the Gym: What to Know!

Thinking about heading to the gym, but don’t know where to start? Keep reading to learn about 10 things to do on your first trip to Southwest Rec or Student Rec and Fitness Center!1. Get a tourLearn what RecSports has to offer! Ask the front desk for a tour of either facility to get to know the layout of Southwest Recreation Center, or Student Fitness and Recreation […]

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  Jul 2   News

The July Photo Challenge is Back & Better than Ever!

Chomp for the camera, Gators, because the July Photo Challenge is back! Follow the daily themes on July 2-6 and 19-13 to post Instagram photos/videos that showcase how you #LiveInMotion. At the end of the Photo Challenge, two participants will receive Apple Airpods as the grand prize!Instructions:Follow our calendar below and post your own photos/videos to Instagram […]

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  Jun 28   Fitness

Enhance Your Strength and Power with Small Group Training!

"Olympic Weightlifting?! I could never do that!” That's the most common comment I get Small Group Training Demo Week. I stand just past the turnstiles, waiting for you to walk in, ready to work out, and I want to introduce you to a free opportunity to try something new! But, alas, I am as much of a burden as those you see while walking through Turlington. I know you have […]

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  Jun 8   Outdoors

A TRiP to the Bahamas: Q&A with Eric Bovee

After returning from a spring break TRiP that took him through the Caribbean waters, Eric Bovee shared his story with me. Eric describes his personal journey from nervousness to amazement as he kayaked from island to island in search of beauty and serenity. In this interview, he delves into what the TRiP entailed, his triumphs along the way and what he has taken away from the […]

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  Jun 6   News

RecSports collabs with GatorWell to help students excel

RecSports is an important partner of GatorWell, as we both strive to integrate our health initiatives with other departments on campus. […]

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  Apr 6   Sport Clubs

UF Water Polo Triumphs after Hardship in San Francisco

The UF Water Polo Women's club team has had an unforgettable 2018 season so far. The size of their program nearly doubled from 2017 to 2018, and the A team is currently ranked #1 in the Southeast region and #4 nationally!"We recently traveled to California to compete against some of our biggest competition and we left the tournament with 3 wins and 1 loss to #1 UC Davis," […]

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  Mar 19   News

How Our Athletic Trainers Keep Gators in Motion

Ever wonder who’s in charge of responding to the injuries of RecSports’ athletes? While I thought of Athletic Trainers (ATs) being on the sideline of an intramural sports game, Meghan Yokem, Graduate Assistant for Athletic Training, explained to me that ATs are now emerging in new environments such as gyms or fire stations.“This is because all active people are prone to […]

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  Feb 28   Fitness, News

New Small Group Training class will make you love cardio

Have you heard the news? We're hosting a new Small Group Training format to improve your running performance in prep for our annual 5k, Midnight Fun Run (MFR)! Don't be fooled though, this Run Your Way to 5k class will require a lot more than just running.Being a goal-based athlete “For someone who has never ran a 5k before, this will give them the ability to work […]

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  Jan 24   Sport Clubs

The Florida Gators Bring Home a National Championship Title

Gainesville, Florida – On January 7th, 2018, the Florida Women’s Flag Football team conquered the FAMU Rattlers in overtime to bring home their first National Championship title.Club President, Amanda Chromiak, said it was the team’s 4th time playing FAMU within the 2017 season, so the game was very familiar to both. In order to win, both teams knew they would need to […]

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  Jan 9   Outdoors

Walk on the Wild Side: 4 Hikes Near Gainesville

Getting yourself into nature is a short drive away from campus. Take a walk on the wild side with these 4 hikes near Gainesville:1)  Morningside Nature CenterThis nature park features miles of marked trails along boardwalks and through pine forests. There are picnic tables and a large pavilion, as well as a small historic village where you can learn about Florida life as […]

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  Dec 8   Fitness, Nutrition

Your RecSports’ Guide to Holiday Fitness

Want to keep up with your workouts over the holidays? Our Strength and Conditioning graduate assistants, Megan Engel and Hannah Hutchison, gave me some tips on what you can do during Winter Break!Opt for calisthenics exercises“Calisthenics is the easiest way to keep moving,” Megan told me. “Calisthenics is basically functional training, meaning you don’t use weights. […]

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