Breaking a Sweat

Welcome Back to the Green Eagle Blog.  The past few weeks you have probably gotten used to the routine of going to class, studying and preparing for your next class.  This week I want to talk to you about getting involved.  Last week many of you shared with me that you want to get involved on campus but you are not sure where to start.  This week I am going to tell you about all of the ways you can get involved at UNT.

There are many ways to be involved at UNT and the first way is by heading to the REC Center.  While the REC center does have awesome facilities to work out, it also has so much more to offer you…


Do you enjoy the outdoors?  Then check out the Outdoor Pursuits program offered through the REC center.  If you love to camp, then you should check out the Canoe and Camping trip on October 3 and 4.  For $55 you can canoe the Brazos River in Texas and camp out overnight.  You forgot your tent?  Don’t worry you can rent a tent, GPS and more through Outdoor Pursuits.

Are you competitive?  Grab a few friends and join intramural sports.  Bump, set and spike in the Volleyball league that starts October 12 (sign-ups end on October 6th).  Take it back to the playground with the kickball mini-league (you can sign up through October 6).  If you can’t commit to a season, they also have single day tournaments like the tennis singles tournament and the Homecoming fun run.

Do you want to avoid the “Freshman 15”?  Then head over to the rec and attend one of the group fitness classes.  Tonight at 7:30pm you can Belly Dance or tomorrow you can check out Turbo Kickboxing at 5:15.  The rumor is that turbo kickboxing is the most popular fitness class so you should get there early to reserve your spot.

Maybe you thought getting involved at UNT meant being the president of a student group, but I want you to know that being involved can be many things.  Whether you join hall government, get a campus job or grab a few friends and join the kickball mini-league, you are involved.  Tomorrow I will tell you about the involvement opportunities associated with your major and academic interests.

All of this talk about the REC center has me motivated to go work out.  Have you been to the REC center?  If so, what do you enjoy about the REC center.  Tell us in the comment section and get entered into our weekly drawing this Friday.


7 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Stephanie Williams on September 21, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    yes i have been to the REC center many times already i go like everyday if i can, i love running so the track is usually where you will find me in there, the bike is an other fav. or you can find me swimming a few laps, it all depends on my mood. i also like the weights because it helps out with keeping fit but i don’t really use them that much


    • Posted by Lindsey Taflinger on September 21, 2009 at 6:50 pm

      Hey Stephanie,
      If you enjoy running outdoors Southlakes Park off Teasley Lane in Denton is great for outdoor running! The trail follows around a small pond and every 1/8 mile is marked for you to track yourself! It’s great, especially since the weather is cooling off a bit! 😉 I am out there a couple times a week and there are usually other UNT students as well, so it’s also a great way to meet people that have something in common with you!


  2. Posted by greeneagles on September 21, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Stephanie…sounds like you know the REC….I wish I was as committed as you 🙂

    So, you like to run? Have you thought about entering the homecoming fun run? just for fun 🙂


  3. Posted by Rachel Slovacek on September 22, 2009 at 1:05 am

    I hate running, I used to be a really competitive and committed swimmer but quit the team and it hasnt quite been the same. I do laps every once in a while at the pool at the Rec Center but mostly do the cardio machines with the feet rests that look like moon boots with yellow tips, I like how you can vary the range of motion on those.

    Did anyone who reads this go on the canoe trip last weekend?


    • Posted by Lindsey Taflinger on September 22, 2009 at 12:49 pm

      Hey Rachel,

      Those cardio machines are called Ellipticals! They’re probably my favorite too! 😉
      I love the analogy of the pedals looking like moon boots! Those were the BEST things ever, I wish I hadn’t thrown my out when I was young! LOL
      I didn’t go on the canoe trip, but I’d be interested to hear if anyone did as well!
      Have you tried any of the free classes the REC offers? Here’s a link for the schedule if you’re interested! They are good for toning, stress relief, or fat burning – there’s something for everyone! 🙂



  4. Posted by Travers Swan on September 23, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    I played indoor soccer. It was pretty fun. Scored a goal.


  5. Posted by Jessica on September 28, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    I really enjoy working out at the REC! I have tried to go everyday! (except when i was sick! BLAH), i love being in shape and am trying to shed some weight as well! the REC is awesome, and I cant wait to sign up for volleyball!!


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