RecSports Blog

  Dec 8

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

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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  Oct 27

Does Cardio Affect Resistance Training?

Do you enjoy resistance training? At one point or another, you have probably asked yourself whether cardio will burn your muscle mass. The real answer? It depends. While training like a marathon runner could potentially cause a decrease in muscle mass, a number of cardio tactics can be complementary to a resistance training program. For starters, cardio can help with muscle […]

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  Oct 6

Small Group Training Makes Working Out a Blast

As a fellow fitness junkie, I wanted to know what the Small Group Training hype was all about. I attended a Cross Training session last week to find out firsthand – and I was not disappointed!We were allowed to blast our own songs in the studio, so I requested some rock music to get in the zone!I had no idea what was in store, but showed up to Southwest Rec Center’s […]

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  Sep 20

The Quest for the Championship Tee

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to wear the most exclusive t-shirt UF offers? I interviewed recent Intramural champions about what it took for them to win the Intramurals Champions t-shirt.Taylor Norberg: So how does your team know each other?Federico Cunha, Soccer, Team Sporting FC: We’ve been playing together for two years, but the team has actually been active […]

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  Aug 31   CORE

CORE Can Take You Out of Your Comfort Zone

What comes to mind when you think of summer?Do images of warm beaches and high tides take you back to your favorite memory? Taking a leap, eight students decided to defy this basic idea of summer and travelled to Iceland, the land of fire and ice. CORE leaders, Jackie Matthews and Amber Larkin, led participants and all braved hiking up to 12 miles a day carrying a minimum of […]

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  Aug 17

Activity Boosts Brain Power & Keeps You Connected!

Want the secret to your brain performing at its best? The answer is to get your blood pumping with physical activity!After reading John Ratey’s Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain, I learned that exercise is not only good for your bod, but also for your success as a student.Exercise is a form of stress because it requires your body to react […]

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  Jul 25

Climbers take on Yosemite’s Half Dome in their own backyard 

“I haven't climbed or even been to Yosemite (National Park),” Tony Lopez told me. He recently completed this summer’s Lake Wauburg Climbing Challenge. “It’s one of my future travel destinations now!”Tony climbed Lake Wauburg’s Carolina Climbing Wall from the ground 25 times, which equals the height of Yosemite National Park’s famous Half Dome hike. That’s 1,375 feet of […]

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  Jul 10   CORE

Summer in Iceland

Our Iceland TRiP participants are prepping for their international adventure, and I can’t help but wish I were going, too!Leading the trip with their expertise and hysterical antics, CORE’s dynamic duo, Amber Larkin and Jackie Matthews, told me about what the participants are in for.“The scenes we’ll be hiking through sound like they’re straight out of a folk tale,” […]

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