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GMC Week 2 Prize Winners

February 14, 2019

For the entire month of February, Red River College staff and students are meeting the challenge of reaching 7,000 steps per day! This month long challenge encourages you to be active and reduce sedentary behavior in your life. Need more incentive? No problem! We have some great prizes lined up for participants. The more days you reach 7000 steps, the better the prizes! Think reaching 7000 steps in one day is too difficult? Think again…Here are some simple ways you can do it: Walking, running, sports, fitness class, have a walking meeting, working out, take the stairs, park further away, walking lunch hour… Read More →

Monica Morin is Week 1 Prize Winner of Get Movin Challenge

February 8, 2019

For the entire month of February, Red River College staff and students are meeting the challenge of reaching 7,000 steps per day! This month long challenge encourages you to be active and reduce sedentary behavior in your life. Need more incentive? No problem! We have some great prizes lined up for participants. The more days you reach 7000 steps, the better the prizes! Think reaching 7000 steps in one day is too difficult? Think again…Here are some simple ways you can do it: Walking, running, sports, fitness class, have a walking meeting, working out, take the stairs, park further away, walking lunch hour…

Weekly Prizes

During the challenge, we encourage participants to send in a pic of you and/or your co-workers, fellow students, friends and family being active and achieving your daily 7,000 steps to coskinner@rrc.ca along with a brief synopsis and be entered to win a weekly prize! Your pic may make the blog and inspire other participants to Get Movin!

Week 1 Prize Winner: Monica Morin

Here is a pic after I shoveled some heavy and some soft snow, it’s a bit of a trail for my small dogs and also to get to the fire pit of course. It took me about 45 minutes which translates into 8775 steps.

It’a great way to keep moving!

 

Congrats Monica on being our week winner! Monica will receive a Rebels Prize Pack courtesy of Rebels Athletics.

 

 

 

 

Sign Up for the Get Movin Challenge!

January 28, 2019

For the entire month of February, Red River College staff and students are meeting the challenge of reaching 7,000 steps per day! This month long challenge encourages you to be active and reduce sedentary behavior in your life. Need more incentive? No problem!
We have some great prizes lined up for participants. The more days you reach 7000 steps, the better the prizes! Think reaching 7000 steps in one day is too difficult? Think again…Here are some simple ways you can do it: Walking, running, sports, fitness class, have a walking meeting, working out, take the stairs, park further away, walking lunch hour…

Join us in February 2019 to participate in the next challenge by signing up below! Fore more information on the challenge, please view below or email any questions to coskinner@rrc.ca.

Get Movin Challenge

Contact Information

Logging your Steps Each Day
All participants will be self-reporting, and at the end of February you will be invited to submit your results electronically on this page.

Free exercise bands are also available, on a first-come-first-serve basis, at the in-person sign up days!
Jan 29th at EDC atrium, Jan 30th library hallway at NDC. 11am-1pm

Counting Your Steps!
It’s easy! Use your smartphone, fitness band or a pedometer
Smart phone Apps Examples:
IPhone – Steps, Pacer, Pedometer
Android – S Health, Google Fit, Pedometer
BlackBerry – Casca/Sports Run Tracker Pro, Sports Tracker, Endomondo

Step Conversion Chart
Some activities do not allow for a pedometer to be used, or perhaps you would rather count your steps/exercise/activity without one. No problem. You can use the following Step Conversion Charts to mark your progress! Below are to separate but similar conversion charts, use whichever one that works best for you and get active!
Purdue University Activity Converter
Step Conversion Chart

Prizes
There are three huge prize categories that can be entered depending on how many days you achieve 7,000 steps! The more days you achieve your goal, the better the prizes. All participants will be self-reporting.

Incentives/Prize Structure: Participants will gain entry into each prize category if they complete a specific minimum number of days in which they achieve 7,000 steps per day. There will be 3 prize levels:
Here are some the prizes for this year’s challenge, check back often as more prizes are added to the list. (prizes subject to chance)

Bronze Level: 10 days completed: Rebels Gear, Fitness Class Pass, Utility Wagon

Silver Level: 15 days completed: GC for the Real Escape Canada, GC for Bad Axe Throwing

Gold Level: 20 days competed: CCM Bike, Family Membership to Fort Whyte Alive

Example on how prize leveling work: If Jill reaches 7,000 steps in 21 days, she is entered once in each level draw. If Joe reaches 7,000 in 17 days, he is entered once into the Bronze and Silver levels.

The Draw
After the results are collected, a draw will be held March 7th 12-1pm in the Cave to determine the various prize winners, you do not have to be at the draw to win a prize.

Weekly Prizes
Send in a pic of you and/or your co-workers, fellow students, friends and family being active and achieving your daily 7,000 steps to coskinner@rrc.ca along with a brief synopsis and be entered to win a weekly prize! Your pic may make the blog and inspire other participants to Get Movin!

Weekly Prizes: Rebels gear, GC for Ciniplex, Free Fitness Pass

January Lunch and Learn: Abs

January 10, 2019

Rebels Athletics and Recreation Services are excited to bring the Lunch and Learn series to the college this school year. Come participate and interact with fitness, exercise, and wellness professionals as they present on wide array of active living topics. Read More →

Fitness Classes Start Monday January 14th

January 8, 2019

Red River College Athletics and Recreation Services offers Group Fitness Programs suited to all interests and fitness levels. Our highly trained and enthusiastic instructors will lead you through a fun and challenging workout suited to you.

For a full listing of classes, registration form and more info please visit: https://www.rrc.ca/rebels/fitness-wellness/fitness-classes/

What’s love got to do with it? Getting started on being active

January 4, 2019

For many people exercise presents a special set of challenges. Here’s a realistic guide for getting started and not getting discouraged.

What’s love got to do with it? When it comes to fitness, in the end, love is all that matters. Exercising in public when you’re out of shape can be an emotionally bruising experience. Huffing and puffing to keep up, you feel inadequate and self-conscious, hating every moment you spend on the treadmill or pacing the track maybe you’re trying to tell yourself something.       Read More →

Exam and Holiday Stress: 7 Stretches You Can do at Your Desk

November 30, 2018

It is December and the stress of exams and the holidays can take its toll.  The day can get by without noticing how long we’ve been sitting. From the breakfast table at home, driving in the car, to sitting at the desk, our bodies spend a lot of time seated and are not designed for this.

Sitting for too long can cause muscle imbalances where it can cause weak and tight muscles. Our backs suffer from weak abdominal muscles giving the back poor support and the forward pull of gravity to flex it forward. With so many ailments today of tight hamstrings and lower back pain we need find some balance to being seated so much in today’s culture.

Here are seven stretches that can be done at your desk and don’t draw too much attention to you for doing them. They take only few minutes and doing them a couple of times a day can dramatically change how you feel. Start with going through them once then take a break and go back to what you were doing. As you become more comfortable you can repeat them and do a couple of sets to get a longer lasting response from the body. Enjoy.

Mario De Negri

Fitness Coordinator at RRC

Getting Started

November 19, 2018

Getting started on anything is going to be a constant theme of life for anyone. Whether it’s getting started with a new year, getting started in a new career or even just getting started with our day. Getting started with anything seems to be good in theory but can be much more challenging in practice. The intentions we have to move through change and start on new routines are great until life takes over and creates challenges and barriers which can get us caught up.

One of the key things to keep in mind that with every new thing started it will be met with how our patterns in the past have been. It is unrealistic to expect that starting something will bring on success right away and not have set backs or old patterns present themselves. The process of change will bring up some of the very things you are wanting to change, so when they do it is an opportunity to notice that you are in a place of changing more so then in the times when you didn’t even notice those things come up.

One example of something difficult to change is time. We have only a limited amount of time in a day, and then to try to get involved in something like exercises, time will present itself as a challenge to get up and active. It is when you notice that you are trying to be active but time is causing the pressure of not being able to, it shows you that barrier, which will need to be overcome to continue on with what you truly want.

The Getting Started booklet is designed to help show you the different aspects of our lives that help to create a balanced and well-rounded person. All of these components will have their own barriers and challenges but the practices that are outlined are meant to be used as guides when those challenges present themselves.  It is only through the regular practice of these small changes, that over time the changes start to be felt. So in the example of time being the barrier, once you become active and have worked through that challenge of not having time you will start to find that while being active you find the time to do so but also your sense of time also starts to expand creating what some people have described as having more time. It is only through the process of doing that work that the outcomes are experienced. When we focus on the outcomes, more than the process we miss the point as well as usually fall back into old patterns.

Use this booklet as a guide to help getting a better understanding of yourself, and to learn about where your challenges are and what tools you will need to work on to improve those aspects. There is no final goal, or end when it comes to self-development. It is a continual journey of practice which like all things with practice leads to improvement. Small frequent changes over time shows more reward, over large inconsistent bouts. Notice the dips and challenges and use those as learning opportunities to show you that you are still on the right track.

STOP – 30 things to stop doing to yourself

October 25, 2018

by Mario De Negri, Fitness Coordinator for Rebel Athletics and Recreation Services

I came across this blog when I was feeling a fair bit of turbulence in my life. I personally was doing great. Everything was in line, I was working at my best, and being my best self which warrants recognition as that’s something I have failed to do in my past, and can imagine others feeling something similar in their lives.

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Sign Up for our Annual Floor Hockey Tournament!

October 19, 2018

Looking for some fun, physical activity and the chance to make new friends?  These one day co-ed recreational events are great way to meet new people, exercise, and have fun!
Sign up by yourself, with a friend or get a group of friends together and make a team to try and win one of the coveted Intramural Champion T-Shirts. Open to all RRC Staff, Students, Alumni and Community members.

Fall Term Events

November 3rd: Floor Hockey Challenge
$30 per team $5 for Free agent
Grab some buds, find your fav hockey sweaters and sign up for day of passes, saves and cellies! Join us for a full day of floor hockey in the North Gym where you compete for the all important champions tshirt! This is Open tournament, and persons from RRC and the community can participate.
Floor Hockey Rules-1dfqjw6

To sign up fill out the following form and take to student services for payment. Deadline to register is One (1) week prior to event. 2018-19 Intramurals and Special Events List-1yzi5z8