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Campus Well-Being

Movement

Physical movement has numerous benefits for both students and staff, including relaxation, motivation, and a sense of accomplishment. By participating in one of Campus Well-Being’s fitness and sports classes, you can get your heart pumping and energy flowing.

Alternatively, if you prefer a more calming approach, you can try our yoga, T’ai chi, and other gentle options. Whatever your preference, we offer a range of activities to help you improve your well-being through physical movement.

Note: Check the Campus Well-Being blog and Student/Staff News emails for upcoming dates.

Yoga

Immersion Room Yoga – In-person AND Virtual options available

In-person yoga participants stretch and relax in a room surrounded by soothing sounds and panoramas projected on all four walls. Session is live-streamed as well. Suitable for all levels and mats are provided.

Virtual Fridays Yoga

From the comfort of your home or office, yoga participants stretch, breathe and feel good. Suitable for all levels. Registration required.


T’ai Chi

T’ai Chi involves the use of daily gentle exercise to improve health with a focus on breathwork. This longevity practice 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).


Breaking and Hip Hop Dance

Learn about the foundational movements of Breaking, and their connection to Hip Hop culture with instructor, Mooki. Classes will be focused around learning steps, and terminology which will provide students a knowledge base to take the dance into their own hands.

Breaking is an extremely powerful exercise tool, and a course like this will benefit participants who are looking to find a fun, new way to stay in shape. These activities will have no particular physical requirements and are in one way or another accessible for all.


Praying Mantis Self-Defense Class

Simple basic self-defense training class for people of all ages and abilities. Learn fundamental traditional martial arts techniques that will provide a basis for self-defense in real world situations.

Gain strength, flexibility, body conditioning, and confidence while learning effective methods of neutralizing an attacker. Topics include: fist and foot techniques for offense and defense (striking), grapple-neutralization, basic throws and defense against throws, and defense against knife and stick.


Walking

Whether speed walking, running or nature strolling, enjoy the surrounding scenic rural and urban walking routes around RRC Polytech campuses – ready for you to explore.

Notre Dame Campus

Near NDC, Brookside Cemetery offers tall trees and paved roadways in a quiet, outdoor setting where you might glimpse an eagle and other wildlife. Or circle the pathway running near the greenhouse in the Northwest corner, up the hill and around the front of the campus all the way to the STTC building.

Inside, walk through NDC’s myriad of hallways and stairwells through the Mall Level or take advantage of the walking/running track in the South Gym.

Exchange District Campus

The Exchange District Biz has laid out some walking routes.


Bike Share Program

Campus Well-Being’s Bike Share program is part of the College’s commitment to providing healthy, sustainable and convenient transportation options.

Four bikes are available to borrow from the North Gym on the NDC Campus.

Need to run an errand between classes? Just want to enjoy a leisurely ride? Visit the Customer Service Desk during regular operating hours to sign out a bike, you will be asked to sign a waiver

Each user receiving a bike will be responsible for:

  • Keeping it secure (the bikes come with locks)
  • Riding safely and lawfully
  • Returning it in a timely manner
  • Using a helmet (provided or bring your own)

The Bike Share Program is available to all members.

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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