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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

Join Us for Retro Video Game Night!

January 23, 2019

January 30th 4-7pm: Video Game Night
Join your crew, grab your controllers and come down to the Cave for some video game magic! Play some classic games as Mario Cart, NHL and Sonic the Hedge Hog along with friends. A great study/work break and a chance to have some fun!. Free to play, open to all

Sign Up for the Rebels Pond Hockey Challenge!

January 17, 2019

Looking for some fun, physical activity and the chance to make new friends? This one night co-ed recreational event is a 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.

February 7th: Rebels Pond Hockey Classic
$10 per player
Come out and play hockey under the stars! This 3v3 pond hockey style tournament is open to all RRC students, staff, alumni and community members.
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REGISTRATION INFO: To sign up fill out the following form and take to Student Services or email coskinner@rrc.ca if you aren’t on the EDC or NDC campuses. Deadline to register is one (1) week prior to the event. 2019 Winter Intramural Registration Form-13bqjjq

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 →

Breakthrough Basketball Camps

January 9, 2019

Breakthrough Basketball is coming to Winnipeg.

May 17-19, 2019 Breakthrough Basketball is hosting an all-around skill development camp for boys and girls from 7th grade to 12th grade. This is a unique camp that utilizes decision training drills to help players improve their ball handling, shooting, decision making, and all around offensive skills. The camp is challenging yet fun for all skill levels.

This camp will take place at Red River College.

Early bird registration is available until February 17th, 2019

For more information or to register visit https://www.breakthroughbasketball.com/camps/manitoba.html

 

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/

Sign Up for the Feb.1st Inservice Sports Camp!

January 8, 2019

Next school inservice day, keep the kids active and bring them to work with you. While you work, they’ll be taking part in a fun-filled day of sports activities!
Participants will partake in various sports and recreational activities during their day at the RRC Notre Dame Campus including soccer, curling, basketball, ultimate, low-organized games and other fun activities* Read More →

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 →