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Owens Condition for Tuition

Owen’s Condition for Tuition is back for its 13th year, and the Student Recreation & Wellness Center (SRWC) is excited to share some remarkable news – a surge in student participants! In the previous academic year, 4,828 students embraced the challenge. And this year, the enthusiasm continues to soar, with an impressive 5,000 students already signed up!

Intramural League

Are you an athlete, sports fan or looking for a fun way to stay physically active? Do you want to put yourself out there and meet new people on campus? Either way, participating in the Student Recreation & Wellness Center’s (SRWC) Intramural Leagues is a great opportunity to do so!

The IDEA World Fitness Convention

The IDEA World Convention is an annual gathering that ignites the fitness and wellness industry with innovative ideas and strategies. This year's convention, hosted by the IDEA Health & Fitness Association, unfolded in the Los Angeles Convention Center. The event offered a window into the ever-evolving fitness landscape and delved into the revolution catalyzed by the confluence of movement, technology and the need for change.

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Tidepools are isolated pockets of water found amongst intertidal zones along the coast. They can range from inches to several feet deep and house all sorts of sea life, such as marine animals during low tide. And while tidepools are generally safe for us to explore, it is vital to be cautious of the wildlife in our exploration.

Fun with the SRWC Run Club!

Murphy’s Law states that anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. The same can be said when exploring the outdoors. Try not to get sidetracked while staring into the beauty of nature because when it comes to outdoor safety, it’s best to be prepared for anything. Here’s a few tips and tricks you can use for your next outdoor trip.

The IDEA World Fitness Convention

Have you ever heard of workout splits? It’s not as intimidating as it sounds and adds more efficiency to your exercise routine! The idea is to strategically split up your weight training to target all major muscle groups in one week. Luckily, there are a variety of options for breaking up your workouts within a seven-day cycle. You can determine your splits depending on your goals, level of experience and the amount of time available.

Fun with the SRWC Run Club!

What do Selena Gomez, Khloé Kardashian and David Beckham have in common? Celebrity status aside, they’re all fans of spinning - the music-driven, cardio-forward workout that has been around for almost 30 years!

The Effects of Aromatherapy and Meditation

Combating high levels of stress is a challenge many people face, yet it remains crucial to prioritize stress management for overall happiness and well-being. Excessive levels of stress can cause strain on one’s physical and mental health, including high blood pressure, heightened heart rate and a greater susceptibility to anxiety and depression. Striking a balance is key and incorporating stress-relieving activities into our daily lives is essential.

Fun with the SRWC Run Club!

The Paralympic Games is a unifying event that showcases individuals with disabilities competing in adapted sports, demonstrating exceptional strenght and skill. Despite facing physical, sensory or intellecutal impairments, these athlete’s dedication and perseverance is undeniable as they overcome challenges in the realm of competitive sports. Their passion for their sport is truly admirable, serving as an inspiration for all athletes.

A Guide to Your Fitness Journey

Walking into the SRWC can be intimidating, especially on busy days when every machine seems taken, leaving you unsure of where to start. However, having a more complete understanding your fitness journey can be vital to overcoming barriers that come up when going to the gym. One of the first steps to this journey is identifying your preferred training type and tailoring it to align with your fitness aspirations.

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Log rolling has a very colorful history* – one that all ages can enjoy learning about. Prior to the development of roads and trains, people used rivers to transport pre-cut logs from the forests to the sawmills. This transportation process, however, was no easy feat. The dangerous job required workers (log drivers) to run back and forth across log-jammed rivers. Learning how to walk on spinning logs was essential not only for worker’s transportation, but survival. Frigid waters and the crush of oncoming logs were everyday workplace hazards – yet the adventure and thrill of it all was part of the fun!

The IDEA World Fitness Convention

IDEA World is one of the largest and most iconic fitness conferences in the nation. With over 250+ lectures and workshops, 150+ presenters, opportunities to connect with peers and expand your community, IDEA World is the home to many who wish to expand their knowledge and network in the fitness industry. With their mission, “experience movement for your body, mind, soul, career, community and the world”, IDEA world not only teaches in a traditional sense, it also gets participants up and moving for hands-on practical learning.

Workout Alone or With a Workout Buddy?

Working out alone or with a buddy? Now that is the question! Both offer distinct benefits, and the decision is ultimately up to you. But let’s dive deeper!

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