For indoor rock climbing, we need a group of at least 10 people to get the group rate. With 10 people, it is $20 a person for two hours of climbing. Each additional person would be $15. If you are interested, email me back and we will see if we have 10 people willing to go at that price. This will most likely happen on a Friday evening or Saturday during the day in late March or early April.
For whitewater rafting: We found only one place open in the Poconos that is open on the weekend before finals week. It will be approximately $65 per person, which includes the raft and lifejackets. Since this is a higher ticket price, once we set a date, I will be asking for a $35 deposit from anyone interested in going on the whitewater rafting trip.
For Appalachian Trail hiking: This event is free, we just have to figure out transportation once we know how many people are interested. I’m going to set a tentative date of Saturday, April 25th for an AT hike . . . this will depend on the weather. However, we will be doing some local area hikes before then, probably on Saturdays and Sundays. If you are interested in hiking, particularly for the AT trip, make sure you have good, solid hiking boots and some type of backpack that can carry at least 32 oz of water (preferably more). As it will be cool in the mountains, you should also have some type of wind resistant jacket to take along.
Our next meeting is on Thursday, March 26th at 3:15 in Ruby Jones Hall where we will be making fruit and vegetable smoothies.
Thanks to those of you who showed up for the physical assessment at the Health Center. If you could provide me with a few comments of feedback on whether or not you found this helpful, it would be appreciated.
I don’t have anything in particular scheduled for this upcoming week, however, if there is no objection, I wanted to see if anyone would be interested in using 20 minutes of our time on Thursday to go through some of the Kenpo X routine from the P90X DVD. In particular, Kenpo X integrates martial arts moves (kicks, blocks, punches) as a form of exercise. After a short warmup . . . we could go through the very end of the DVD which consists of blocks, and hand strikes. I think this is also good for self-defense. If anyone is interested in doing this, please respond and if we do this, you should wear sweat clothes. Even though it is a short workout, you don’t necessarily want to do it in your school clothes. However, you can if you want to. Unfortunately, there are no other rooms that are available for us to do this other than RUB 202.
We could follow this with a 10 minute cool-down relaxing sessions . . . which at this time of the semester, everyone needs.
And, of course, we can review the standings for the miles competition, in which I have been rather lax.
Current leaders in miles are:
Patrick 35.5 miles Kelsey 92.5
Dominec 32.2 Chynna 40.2
Sam L. 14.3 Linda 22.8
However, we have 163 days to go . . . so a lot can change!
The following meeting, November 20th . . . we will have a guest speaker, Jamie Robbins who specializes in Sports Psychology. She will be talking to TEAMfit members about “Staying Motivated”.
The last meeting of the semester will be on Thursday, December 4th and I want to concentrate on “mental wellness” at that meeting. It will be a very relaxing session (right before finals week) and I will provide a nice array of food and beverages. I also would like to discuss possibly forming a TEAMfit leadership committee (made of students) for the future, investing in some TEAMfit apparel, and helping Dr. P organize next fall’s regional conference . . . which will include a physical agility test for CRJ students from all over.
Dear TEAMfit members,
Our next meeting is on Thursday, September 9th. We will briefly check the results of our Miles Challenge that started on October 1st. Because some people missed the deadline, I sent a second challenge out to start on October 7th. If you missed the first deadline, please accept the challenge for the 7th. It means you are a week behind, but over the course of 8 months, that really doesn’t make a difference.
Members from the Wellness Promotion team on campus will be providing a brief talk about alcohol, alcohol use, abuse, and addiction.
I’m looking for some TEAMfit Leaders. If you feel that you have a skill in the area of fitness, nutrition, or mental health . . . and want to volunteer to help others at least one time during this academic year, please contact me and volunteer to be a TEAMfit Leader. Examples would be, posting a date and time to run, hike, (any sporting activity) leading one of our classes on fitness, nutritional, or mental health issues and/or organizing a TEAMfit trip rafting, hiking, 5K, 10K, walk, etc.
Kelsey Ulrich has will be a TEAMfit Leader for 2014/2015. Watch for her posts. If you are interested in learning how to prepare for runs or want to run with her, feel free to contact her.
Last, but not least, I plan on running in the Citizen Advocacy Run on Saturday, October 25, 2014. They offer a 5K and a 10K, and I am registering for the 5K. If you are interested in participating in this run, either sign up here http://www.phoenixvillerun.com/index-1.html ($28 donation) or contact me. You can register on the day of the run, but I find that people who wait to register tend to back out at the end.