Virtual Fitness and Wellness
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Rec Sports is excited to offer a variety of ways for you to engage in virtual fitness and wellness experiences to help you get active and stay healthy.
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Rec Sports offers several virtual live fitness classes, taught by our group exercise instructors.
View our current schedule on our Group Exercise page. Choose the Virtual Live Fitness dropdown.
FLEX by FITNESS ON DEMAND™
Rec Sports is excited to offer FLEX by Fitness on Demand™ access to our members! FLEX gives us the opportunity to extend our virtual fitness programming off-site, which in turn, offers you another way to get fit and stay active! FLEX features hundreds of fitness videos, available to stream anywhere, anytime from your phone or computer.
Available workouts include yoga, cycling, kickboxing, HIIT, dance, and much, much more! FLEX is an on-the-go experience that is comprehensive and convenient. We hope you take advantage of this member benefit to find the workout that fits your experience and goals!
To get started, complete the FLEX Interest Form. We will either confirm your access or add you to the waiting list.
This year has been one unlike any other, and for many of us, that has led to unexpected challenges.
That’s why Recreational Sports and The Well are teaming up to offer a free 4-week mindfulness training course for students to learn ways to build resilience using Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) techniques. These 2-hour, interactive virtual classes will provide resources on topics such as mindfulness in the face of stress and uncertainty, how we can tune in to our thoughts and emotions through mindful practice, and how to live compassionately.
VCU students, faculty, and staff who complete this program will be eligible to join The Health Promotion and Well-being Center's Mindful Ambassador Program coming this Spring.
Mindfulness Training for Students
Tuesdays, February 9, 16, 23, and March 2, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Mindfulness Training for Faculty and Staff
Wednesdays, February 10, 17, 24, and March 3, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Weekly Virtual Guided Meditation
If you're looking for more ways to find mindfulness, join us for our drop-in guided meditation sessions occurring weekly on Wednesdays at 2:30 and Thursdays at noon, starting January 27.
This is open to all who are VCU affiliated. Find out more, including Zoom information, on our Resilience Lab calendar. Or register via MyRecSports.
Did you miss one of our LIVE offerings? No sweat, we've got you covered! You can view previously recorded material by visiting our Virtual Fitness & Wellness playlist on YouTube (click on “Virtual Fitness & Wellness”). We have over 50 videos in our library in a variety of formats, including Core, HIIT, Mat Pilates, Tabata Cardio, Yoga, and Guided Meditation.
SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel to be notified when a new class recording is available!
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- If you require accommodations to access this content, please email Jessica Norman.