By Suriel Chavez |Staff Writer|
The CSUSB Student Recreation & Wellness Center (Rec Center) provides programs that promise a healthier, active life style as well as offer competitive sports.
Group exercise classes offered at the Rec Center include: yoga, butts and guts, and boot camp. All which create a supportive atmosphere to help motivate and inspire greater fitness.
Each class is structured at a beginner or intermediate level to help build a strong foundation of movement; anyone can come in and feel comfortable with the workout.
Competitive sport clubs offered include: soccer, paintball, mixed martial arts, water polo, running, badminton, tennis and table tennis.
The competitive sport program calls all amateur athletes who desire to be part of a team meant for the fun that comes with playing together.
Although there is not a wide range of variety in the competitive sport program, the Rec Center allows for students to create their own teams. So, if there is a sport they do not offer, it is acceptable to start one and they will assist you with it.
The Rec Center also provides, at a low cost, outdoor activities that include: camping, climbing wall, hikes, backpacking, kayaking, rafting, surfing and urban adventures.
The outdoors program is a great way to learn new hobbies that are fun and are part of an active and healthy lifestyle.
The aquatics center is willing to take in new swimmers in the Learn to Swim class, and for the advanced students there is a life guard training class available.
The pool is open all summer to students and their families in the summer for community swim.
The Rec Center is convenient in its class schedules and inexpensive, compared to prices at other facilities that charge an average of $36 dollar a month, according to U.S. News.
The Rec Center is free for all students; simply ask to be a member at the front desk and fill out the necessary paper work.
The gym can be an intimidating place, especially when you know very little about how to work or operate the machinery.
When in need of help at the gym, there are always trainers who can help with any questions.
“All trainers are certified or they are Kinesiology majors,” said administrative coordinator Andrea Okoh.
The staff members are trained to operate the machinery, so there is no reason to not work out.
The Rec Center is open seven days a week, so stop on by and take the first step to a healthier and better way of living.