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Campus Well-Being December Programs

November 28, 2023


Classes will be taking a pause over the winter break, but watch for our weekly fitness and movement programs to resume the week of Jan 8, 2024.

T’ai Chi (NDC and Virtual)

T’ai Chi involves the use of daily gentle exercise to improve health with a focus on breathwork. Sifu Josh Schafer teaches this longevity practice that is easy to access and yet profound enough for a lifelong engagement. The universal martial arts movements serve as a focus for the development of mind, body, and spirit (Chi).

REGISTERNotre Dame Campus: Mondays till December 11, 2023, 12:10pm to 12:55pm, in the South Gym. All experience levels welcome.

For a virtual Tai Chi option and other online movement classes or wellness workshops, visit MindWell. All programs are free for RRC Polytech staff, students and faculty. Create or sign in to your account to get started.

Wednesday Yoga (NDC and Virtual)

Holly Pluchinski guides in-person yoga participants in a room surrounded by soothing sounds and panoramas. Stretch and relax! Suitable for all levels and mats are provided.

Wednesdays till December 13, 2023, 12:10pm to 12:50pm, Notre Dame Campus, GM33, near North Gym.

REGISTER: In-person OR Virtual option available, all registrants will have access to the recording as well for one week after the class.

NOTE: Link will be emailed to participants after registration. No food is allowed in the room. Click here for more information about the Immersion Room.

Friday Yoga (Virtual)

From the comfort of your home or office, Holly leads a 30-minute yoga class allowing participants to stretch, breathe and feel good. Suitable for all levels. 

REGISTERFridays till December 15, 12:15 to 12:45pm, link will be emailed to registrants separately.

Strength and Conditioning (NDC)

These fun and high energy sessions utilize bodyweight exercises, kettlebells, dumbbells, medicine balls, bands and more for a compete total-body workout.

• Improve your mood, health and fitness in this action-packed class that will have you building muscle and fully energized for the rest of your day!

• All fitness levels are welcome & exercise progressions and modifications will be provided throughout each workout to accommodate everyone.

• With Coach MG

REGISTERTuesdays and Thursdays till December 14, 12:10 – 12:50pm – Notre Dame Campus, North Gym.

Muscle and Mobility (NDC)

Build strength, flexibility, and training knowledge in this self-paced class that focuses on movement quality over quantity.

• Incorporate a combination of strength exercises with mobility and flexibility drills to counteract our repetitive daily activities.

• Improve your physical performance and reduce the likelihood of injuries and chronic pain.

• All fitness levels are welcome & exercise progressions and modifications will be provided throughout each workout to accommodate everyone.

• With Coach Justin Ross

REGISTERMondays and Wednesdays till December 13, 12:10 – 12:50pm: Notre Dame Campus, North Gym.


Therapy Dog Visits

A person wearing a blue turban and a backpack crouches down to pet a therapy dog while smiling.

Animal and human interactions can offer many positive health benefits. For example, animals can help decrease our cortisol levels (a stress hormone), lower blood pressure, reduce feelings of loneliness, and help boost our mood. They are also fun to have around and offer us to chance to form unique and intimate bonds.

This month’s Therapy Dog Visit is on December 12th, 2023, at NDC. The dogs will be in the Campus Store Hallway from 11:30am to 1:00pm. Come and spend some time with our furry friends!


Carpentry – Renters and Home Owners Maintenance Series (NDC)

Tired of trying to find a home handyman or professional contractor who will come and complete small repair jobs in and around your home? Join the Carpentry staff in this short two-hour workshop where you will gain valuable insight into repairing damaged drywall ready for paint, changing a lockset or installing a deadbolt on your doors, and learn some strategies for making your home more secure against theft. Questions about anything home renovation related are welcome.

REGISTERNotre Dame Campus: Tuesday, December 5, 2023, 4:30pm to 6:30pm, in room T1-25 (the Carpentry Shop), watch for some signs to help find the room.


Intramural sports provide students & staff an opportunity to participate in a variety of recreational sport activities on campus in a safe and supportive environment.  All students and staff are welcome. Registration is not required.

Basketball (3 on 3)

Thursdays 12:00 – 1:00pm (North Gym)


 Mondays 4:00 – 5:30pm (North Gym)


 Fridays 4:00 – 5:30 (North Gym) 

Futsal (Indoor Soccer)

 Fridays 3:00 – 4:30 (North Gym)



Wednesdays 4:00 – 5:30pm (North Gym)

Fridays 12:00 – 1:00pm (North Gym)

RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.

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