RecSports Blog

  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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  Dec 5   Sport Clubs

UF Men’s Club Lacrosse is For the Gator Good

You may know the UF Men’s Club Lacrosse team by their impressive stats on the field, but what they do off the fields is even more impressive.  For the past couple of years, the UF Men’s Lacrosse team has supported the UF Brain Tumor Immunotherapy Program in honor of their former team captain, Jamie Chapin, who passed away from brain cancer in 2011.  The idea to honor Jamie’s […]

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  Nov 15   Fitness

Adventure Race 2017 required teamwork, laughs, and lots of sweat

For once in my life, waking up at 7 a.m. was totally worth it! I admired the crisp morning air as my partner and I cruised down 441 toward Lake Wauburg's South Shore. Adventure Race kicked off with a 3-mile run. Abraham Wilson and Trevor Tilly, the male division winners, breezed past us from the start!Abraham, in all seriousness, told me, "The day of the race was really […]

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