By Jessica Bracamontes |Staff Writer|
The Student Recreation and Fitness Center offers various events that encourage students to stay fit. “I would recommend students to attend our Yosemite Camping, Mt. Baldy Hike, So Cal Surf, Whitewater Rafting and the Santa Cruz Island Backpacking,” said operations supervisor Sean Kinnally. “Every trip the Rec Center offers are fun and students who attend meet a lot of great people.”
Each of these events are offered at a low cost to students and all the necessary gear is included at no extra charge.
Most of these events require a pre-trip meeting to explain the trip in detail.
The Yosemite Camping is a three-day event that lets students explore the beauty of the great wilderness parks from June 1 through June 3.
Student Stephanie Rebollar attended the Yosemite trip in February and encourages other students to start attending as well.
“I really enjoyed that our leaders were really cool, informative and relatable. They made the trip fun even though we had all just met that day,” said Rebollar. “They also showed us the best part of Yosemite and made sure we got the all around experience in one weekend.”
The Rec Center also offers hikes for those adventurous students, such as Mt. Baldy and Santa Cruz Island Backpacking.
The Mt. Baldy hike will be a fun-filled day on June 9 to help showcase gorgeous views of the San Jacinto Mountains and Catalina Island.
The Santa Cruz Island backpacking trip will be from June 22 through June 24, and experienced hikers are encouraged to attend. Students who attend will hike a minimum of 14 miles throughout the beautiful island.
For those students who love being in the water, attending the So Cal Surf and Whitewater Rafting is a perfect fit.
So Cal Surf will take place on June 1 and will consist of a day full of surfing, enjoying the sand and volleyball on the beach.
Whitewater rafting will take place right after school gets out on June 16 and will last until June 19. Students who attend this trip will take an experience through the South Fork water.
“I would definitely encourage other students because its not expensive at all and you get to explore and see the outdoors with fellow college students,” said Rebollar. “All the staff is really nice and they make sure when you go out on a weekend trip you have fun!”
The Rec Center also offers other fitness programs, such as “Ask a Trainer” and “Outdoor Boot Camp” that consist of Group X classes until early June.
“The Group X classes offer a variety, and each one is always offered by a different instructor that works at your exercise level,” said Kinnally.
Whether the event is outdoor or indoor, students have the opportunity to take advantage of these low cost adventures the Rec Center provides.
Fun and adventure are right around the corner. All you need to do is pick and sign up for the event or events that you would like to go to.