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Roll for Relief and Relaxation

November 5, 2019

Lets be honest when you read that title you didn’t think you’d be reading an article on foam rolling.  Some of the most common questions we get in our fitness centre are “What are those things? What am I suppose to do with it?  Does it really work?  When we get these question most people are referring to foam rollers.  Read More →

STOP – 30 things to stop doing to yourself

October 25, 2019

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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Live Life Your Way

October 15, 2019

When I went to university I had a difficult time making the transition.  During my first year, I reached the half-way point and I still hadn’t found that feeling of being “in stride” with it. I understood the routine of getting up for classes and making sure I caught my bus at the same time every day.  I also felt the stress of the workload piling up on me and I barely had any free

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moments to relax and not think – to be young and having fun.

I thought my January resolutions would’ve held out … but who was I kidding. I knew it would be the same pattern as before, and just thinking that way had already set me up for failure. I knew that if I was to succeed with what I wanted out of life I had to really take a good look at myself, really see who I was and face some of the unwanted answers to the question “Who am I?”. I would have to make some tough decisions, and change the way I live by recognizing my personal patterns (both good and bad).

Here are some tips that helped me back then and continue to help make my life one that I design for myself and not something that others have programmed for me.

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Caught in the rush of the world – 5 tips to disengage

October 2, 2019

We’ve all been caught in the rush of the world in its quest to be going somewhere. This constant pressure has had us staring at a screen until out eyes are pounding , sitting on our butts until our

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back hurts…..what’s up with that, and going for hours without eating except for those few cups of coffee….that’s kind of like food right?

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The Rebel in You – A 12 Week Wellness Program

September 20, 2019

Sometimes starting an exercise program can be more challenging than the working out itself. Having to figure out how to get started, learning new terminology to what’s the difference between a rep and a set as well as knowing what to exactly do while in the gym. That is why we designed a custom program specific for The Rebel in You Read More →

Getting Started: Theory to Practice

September 19, 2019

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. Read More →

Sign up today for Women and Weights!

September 7, 2019

Women and Weights

Are you a female that wants to start a fitness regime but don’t know where to start? Does the idea of learning a bunch of new equipment intimidate you? Are you already active but want to bring more focus into your workouts? You are not alone! Join in this 4 week session to become more familiar with the gym setting. Together we will discuss training myths, where to start, benefits of exercise, and learn more about gym equipment. Bring an eagerness for a lifestyle change and lot’s of questions! Read More →

10 Rules of Gym Etiquette

September 5, 2019

The new school year is upon us and that means new students and staff in the fitness centres. Make sure you’re not the one who’s turning heads for all the wrong reasons by following some simple rules of gym etiquette. RRC Recreation Services has put some tips together to help everyone have a good experience. Read More →

Sign Up for Fall Term Fitness Classes!

August 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. Read More →

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