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Recreation Services Offering Free Personal Fitness Assessments

March 28, 2019

New for 2019, Rebels Recreation Services will be holding Personal Fitness Assessments in the North Gym at NDC Tuesday,  April 9th, 2019, 11am-1pm.

The Personal Fitness Assessments is a series of 5 movements testing lower body, upper body strength and endurance as well as flexibility.

The five stations will be push up, sit up, grip strength, squats and sit-reach. Each test will require the participant to do as many repetitions as they can safely until max repetition. Each participant will get an assessment card and proceed to follow a circuit of stations and follow through the cycle to complete each activity.

After all five stations are completed, the participant will bring their card back to the desk to get their scores totaled and then they will be given a take home card with recommendations of activities that can improve some of the their scores.

The Personal Fitness Assessments are open to all RRC staff and students, free to attend, and will be overseen by Recreation Services Fitness Coordinator Mario de Negri.

For more information, please contact Mario at mdenegri@rrc.ca

Sign Up For Spring Term Fitness Classes

March 27, 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.

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March Madness at RRC!

March 11, 2019

Rebels Lunch Special Events
Don’t have the time for a weeknight or weekend Intramural? No problem, join us for one of our fun Lunch Special Events. This events occur on Wednesdays, from 11am-1pm in the North Gym throughout the school year. Pop by with your friends to test your skills, have fun and win some great prizes! Open to all. No registration to be filled, no fees to pay, just come to the gym to get active and participate!

March 12: Pop Shot Challenge
Join us the in the Atrium at EDC for the Pop Shot Challenge. Just like at your favourite carnivals and arcades, challenge your friends to see how many shots they can make in 30 secs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 13: Free Throw Challenge
How many free throws can you make in a minute! Catch March Madness in the North Gym and have some fun at lunch!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 4 GMC Winner is Debbie Donato

March 4, 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 4 Prize Winner: Debbie Donato

From Debbie: ” After a busy day at the office, my walking buddy, Cooper, was more than happy to help me get my steps in – a total of 9514 for the day. With all the energy that this 110 lb pupper needs to burn off, he’s quite a reliable source of motivation to Get Movin’!”

If you have questions in regards to the challenge, please send an email to coskinner@rrc.ca

Don’t forget to submit your GMC results before the March 5th deadline.

March Lunch and Learn: Mini Band

March 1, 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 →

Week 3 GMC Winner: Lindsay Rowan

February 22, 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 3 Prize Winner: Lindsay Rowan

From Lindsay: ” Last weekend I shot my longest wedding; 16 and half hours, from 8 am to 11:30 pm. I lost count of the amount of squats, lunges and weird yoga possess I did to get the prefect shot. By the end of the time my feet were swollen and my shooting hand was inflamed and had to be iced when I got home.  Here are a few photos of me testing light and being excited there was only 4 more hours to go!

If you have questions in regards to the challenge, please send an email to coskinner@rrc.ca

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