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Rebels Workout Series- Stretching Flow

May 29, 2020

Have you asked yourself whats a good way to end your workout? Want to avoid injuries and feel better after a hard workout? Hoping to enhance and and get the most out of your workout?

RRC Fitness Instructor and Blue Phoenix Fitness Owner Cam Makarchuk has created a Stretching Flow that can get you ready for your next workout! This 17 minute video is easy to follow and a great way to prepare for any style of workout: weights, cardio, even sports.

 

Also, visit or Fitness Class page for some workouts designed by Cam that you can do at home. Be sure to watch the demo videos to get correct form for best results!

P90X- An At Home Dad’s Review

May 21, 2020

We all have our various fitness routines, whether its fitness classes, gym workouts, cardio sessions or team sports. Whatever it is, more than likely it was affected the Covid-19 pandemic. Many of us now have to build a new routine, something that we can do at home with little or no equipment needed. A popular at home workout program series that you may have heard of is P90x. Created by Tony Horton in 2005, this at home workout series was made for folks who want a complete workout series that they can do at home. Now this series takes 13 weeks to complete, so you probably want to read a review or two before you try. No problem! This article is for you. Read More →

What is Flow or Flow State?

May 15, 2020

         You most likely have experienced a flow state at some point in your life, likely unaware that it is happening but there comes a sense of everything lining up. There is this fluidity of experience between your body and your mind. You have become totally absorbed and intensely focused on something that nothing is distracting you. Read More →

Adidas and Me

May 9, 2020

by Evelyn Kampen

So I’m going to let you in on a little obsession of mine – the history behind the famous sportswear company Adidas. I read the book “Sneaker Wars” as a teenager and have been fascinated with the brand ever since. Adidas has a deeply rooted connection with sport and I feel very influenced by its origin story.

Today – Adidas is the largest sportswear company in Europe and the 2nd largest in the world (after Nike, thanks to Michael Jordan). To give you some perspective – Nike takes in a profit of 37 billion a year, with Adidas following at 26 billion. Smaller brands like Underarmour and Puma take in around 5 billion. Nike has 73000 employees and Adidas has 57000. Needless to say, Nike and Adidas are huge influencers in the sporting world. Read More →

May Wellness Champion is Marc Lebrun

May 6, 2020

Congrats to Marc Lebrun on being selected as our May Wellness Champion!

Marc is a graphic designer in the Marketing and Web Presence department. He also happens to be the artist behind our current Rebels logo! Marc is full of creative ideas and always goes above and beyond to help others. Read More →

Virtual 1K, 3K, 5K Walk, Run or Ride

April 27, 2020

Recreation Services is launching our Virtual 1K, 3K, 5K Walk, Run or Ride

From May 1 to May 15 lace up your shoes, oil that chain and get out for a walk, run or ride and enter for your chance to win some great prizes.

It is easy to take part in and something the whole family can get involved in. Parents can walk, kids can ride their bikes. Taking the dog for a walk, record your distance and time. Read More →

Well being for the week of April 27

April 27, 2020

Wellbeing or Wellness?

We keep being asked why we use the term wellbeing.  For us, we use wellbeing because it takes us beyond health. Websters defines wellbeing as “the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy” For us being healthy and happy is key to a good life.

Wellbeing for the Week

  • Monday-Head over to MindWell U for a drop-in meditation session.
  • Tuesday-check in on a co-worker or classmate.  Ask them how they are doing. Social distancing doesn’t mean isolation.
  • Wednesday-Challenge a friend or family member to the game of Yahtzee.  Here is the online version
  • Thursday-Seems like a good day to take in a TED Talk. Stir your curiosity!
  • Friday-Take part in our online yoga class at 1230 or head out for your first 1K, 3K, 5K walk, run or ride as part of our Virtual 1K, 3K, 5K walk, run or ride.

Well being for the week-April 20th

April 20, 2020

Our health is the foundation for every aspect of our lives: work, school, relationships…everything. In order for us to be able to take on what’s ahead you need to look after your mind body and spirit.  Recreations Services is here to help.  We are constantly updating our collection of resources to help you navigate the waters.  Looking for something in particular?  Reach out to Recreation Services(email us at rebels@rrc.ca) and let us know and we can help connect you.

Mondaycheckout the Peloton App. Free for 90 days. We all made fun of the commercial when the guy bought his wife a Peloton Bike for Xmas. Who has egg on their face now? Don’t have a spin bike? You can purchase an indoor bike stand online.

Tuesday-Connect with co-workers.  At 9am get everyone together for an online coffee break.  No agenda, no plans just a chance to show off your favorite mug, your fanciest bathrobe. Talk about who needs to visit the hairdresser the most.  Party of one? Nobody to enjoy coffee with? Join the Recreation Services crew, send us an email atrebels@rrc.ca for your invite.

WednesdayTake part in this online escape room. Play online for FREE with a friend from anywhere. Challenging and fun!

Give thanks on Thursday-Reach out to someone and say thanks, could be for helping you move last year, could be helping you complete that project or event letting you cut in line at Tim’s. Want to highlight them, send the Recreation Service their name and what they did for you, we will recognize them on our social to them and send them a small thank you gift on behalf of you and Recreation Services. We do have a limited number of gifts so be sure to get your in soon by emailing rebels@rrc.ca

Fusion Yoga Friday’s-Now is the time to start yoga if you have never done it before!  Each Friday from 1230-1250 Holly leads us though an online yoga class on theRecreation Services Facebook page.  Join the RRC community online to get active

Wellbeing for the Week of April 14

April 14, 2020

Recreation Services serves as your Hub for information on wellbeing. Check out our resource page for information on activities for the mind, body, and spirit. It is continually updated with new information.

Our Potato Head Games launched on Thursday but it is not too late to sign up.  The games are a series of activities designed to help with your well being during this time of stress and uncertainty.

  • Tuesday-Checkin on co-worker ask them how they are doing. Workout for the day. Rumble offers no equipment boxing workouts on their Instagram page
  • Wednesday- Checkout BOKS for at home fitness classes for your kids.
  • Thursday-Take one minute hour hour to do these no equipment exercises from Well and Good
  • Friday-Join Holy for yoga fusion, streamed live from 1230-1250 on our Facebook page

App of the Week-Nike Training Club provides a number of great options from beginner to advanced both free and paid options are available

Link of the day-Yoga Union has an article on Emotion Regulation Through Movement

On the horizon-Pull out those walking/running shoes as well be hosting a virtual walk, jog, ride with registration opening soon. We will also be opening registration this week for our e-sport NHL tournament.

Follow us on our social media pages for up to date information and the chance to win prizes Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Well being for the Week

April 6, 2020

Recreation Services is your hub for well-being activities, info, and tips.  You find all the information by clicking on this link

  • Mindful Monday-take some time do join the following mediation session at 2pm.
  • Tuesday-Send us your song.  Recreation Services is putting together our Spring Cleaning Playlist.  Send us the song you want on the list and you could win a prize! Email us at rebels@rrc.ca or connect with us on social media Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
  • Wednesday check in-Text, email or call a friend, family member, student, classmate or staff and ask them “How are you doing”. We are all feeling isolated and disconnected and four simple words can mean the world of difference.
  • Thursday-Potatoe App launches! Sign up to take part in the Potatoe App Activities for your chance to win great prizes.  For more info visit potatoheadgames.wodifyrise.com
  • Friday-Join us for live yoga on our Facebok page from 1230-1250 as Holly leads us through a fusion yoga class