Rec Report


What Now? Substitute Exercises when the SRWC Is Busy

Has this ever happened to you? You enter the Student Recreation & Wellness Center (SRWC) ready for an amazing workout, the app runs smoothly and you check in with ease, you’re excited to get a good chest-pump in until you walk to the strength floor to find it bombarded with people. We have all been there. Now what? Might as well just call it a day, right? Wrong! Regardless of whether or not you have the time to wait your turn to use the dumbbells or if you are in a crunch for time, we have some alternatives for you!

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You have no doubt seen lifeguards on TV and in movies. Most of the time, they are in the middle of dramatic situations or watching over the pool or beach looking glamorous while hanging out with their friends. The reality of being a lifeguard, however, is slightly different than the media would have you believe. You won’t be saving swimmers from threatening situations all day, but you won’t be sitting at your station all day either. Being a lifeguard involves several daily tasks and responsibilities to keep the pool running efficiently. So, what do lifeguards do all day?

Esports at the Beach

Looking for something fun to do this semester? Then look no further than ASI’s Esports Tournament Series! The Student Recreation & Wellness Center is partnering with the USU Games Center and the CSULB Esports and Gaming Association in hosting six esports tournaments free of charge for all students. This semester’s line-up includes fan-favorites like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Valorant, while also including new titles like Street Fighter 6 and Counter Strike. Tournaments will take place in the newly renovated USU Esports Lounge (formally the Sticks Lounge), which now features 10 state of the art gaming computers as well as up to date consoles and game titles. The Esports Lounge not only offers students a place to game but also provides a great place to hang out with friends. The fully stocked concession stand provides all the snacks needed for a quick gaming session or an opportunity to catch up on your favorite show.

The Art of Aromatherapy

Welcome back, Sharks! Now that syllabus week is over, it’s time to find ways to calm the mind and body – especially before the stress of midterms come around. Rather than loading up on Red Bulls and chocolate, a healthy alternative known as aromatherapy is extremely beneficial for those needing an extra moment of relaxation.

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For the first time since 2016, the annual IDEA World convention returned to the Los Angeles Convention Center in July! Hosted by the IDEA Health & Fitness Association (IDEA), a membership association for fitness and wellness professionals, the convention offered educational workshops on a variety of health and wellness topics ranging from program design to nutrition education.

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If you’re the type of person who gets intimidated easily by gym strength floors, you’re not alone! We’ve heard your concerns – which is why the Student Recreation & Wellness Center (SRWC) is adding a Weightlifting 101 class to the list of fall instructional classes!

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Final exams are often a stressful time for students as they are the culmination of hard work and efforts put in throughout the semester. By focusing on proper preparation and effective study habits, students can overcome this stress and perform well in their exams. Here are five useful tips for final exam preparation:

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