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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.

Thank you: Our Day of Gratitude

April 23, 2020


Today is our day of gratitude, we are taking the time to help our students and staff thank people who have made a difference to them. We thank each of you for the difference you’ve made and to the nominator’s thanks for taking the time to say thanks we are touched by your words.”


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Give thanks this Thursday!

April 20, 2020

Thank you. It’s amazing how two words can impact a person so much.    By reaching out to say thank you to someone you brighten their day, and let them know how much you appreciate them.  It’s a way of showing gratitude for small and big acts of kindness and compassion.

This Thursday Recreation Services wants to help our students and staff say thanks.

It could be for helping you move last year, helping you complete that project or even letting you cut in line at Tim’s.  It could be for just smiling and saying good morning.

So let us help you say thanks. Send Recreation Services their name and what they did for you, we will recognize them on our social media 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 yours in soon by emailing


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 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 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

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

It’s time to put your gaming skills to the test at Red River College

April 16, 2020

Think you got what it takes to be crowned one of RRC’s first video game champions?

Recreation Services is pleased to launch our first video game leagues!

Leagues are open to students, staff, alumni and families.

PS4, XBOX 1, Switch? It doesn’t matter we have a league for you.

Start practicing, because on April 27th you’ll be able to compete head-to-head in video game leagues. Whether you’re a noob or a pro, you’ll be able to put your skills to the test in games like NHL 20, Rocket League, Mario Kart, COD, FIFA 20 and Madden 20

You can enter multiple leagues and we will be handing out great prizes to the Champions with random draws for those that sign and compete.

Got what it takes to claim bragging rights? Here are the details:
1.     Download the free Mission Control app—(go to
2.     Create your profile
3.     Find Red River College and choose your league
4.     Check your schedule, chat with your league mates, and keep track of your standings

After you join, you’ll receive a schedule the week of April 27 with who and when you’re playing.
You in? Click here to get started for free. But don’t wait, registration’s start to close on Saturday, April 25.

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.

Our April Wellness Champion is Holly Bachmeier-Funk

April 1, 2020

Congratulations to our April Wellness Champion – Holly Bachmeier-Funk! 

Holly is a student in our RRC Medical Laboratory Sciences program. Lab Sciences is a comprehensive hands-on program that requires dedication, commitment and attention to detail.  

Prior to the COVID19 outbreakHolly frequented the RRC gym every morning from Monday to Friday for weight lifting and cardio workouts. Commuting from out of Winnipeg, Holly would wake up at 5am in order to drive to school, get her work out in, shower and be on time for class at 8am.  

“Being active positively impacts every other aspect of your life. It improves my mood, increases my energy level, and is a great way to clear my head. I have a really busy schedule with my program and my time at the gym is the one hour a day I get to think about nothing and just have time to myself.” 

Due to the recent events with COVID-19, all gyms and recreation centres have been shut down indefinitely – providing a new challenge for Loft members and students like Holly.  

“I am still doing my regular work outs at home. My usual routine included heavy lifting, but I only have dumbbells at home so I have switched my work out to be more endurance focused compared to strength focused. So, I just do more reps with less weight. I also go for runs and walks to keep me active throughout the day and to break up the time I spend studying.” 

Her studies have also been affected and have moved online. That includes all lectures, labs, tests and finals! 

It is definitely different, and requires a lot of self-motivation, but it has been pretty good so far,” says Holly. “The instructors have been very accommodating. Our class also has a group chat that we use to stay connected with each other. 

Holly thinks that one of the biggest challenges during this quarantine period is to stay mentally healthy – especially when we are isolated and not able to interact personally with people. However, the quarantine has also brought us closer! 

It has been encouraging to see how people are helping others through this time, and how people are really trying to make an effort to look out for their families and communities.” Holly is also grateful that she does not have to take the long commute to school every day! 

Here are some wellness tips From Holly to leave you with: 

Make activity apart of your schedule. No matter what my day looks like I just know automatically that I will be including a workout into it. I like to get my workout done first thing in the morning when I have the most energy (physically, not mentally!) and then I get it done and don’t have to think about it. At the same time, it’s also about balance. Being active and eating healthy are a huge part of my life, but it’s also important to enjoy yourself and not take it too seriously. Find activities that you genuinely enjoy and it makes it a lot easier to stay active. 

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