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Campus Recreation News

Spooky Home Workouts to Get in the Halloween Mood: Spooky Home Workouts to Get in the Halloween Mood

These quick and fun dance workouts are sure to get you in the Halloween spirit.

It’s almost Halloween! What better way to get into the holiday spirit than to have fun and enjoy some quick, easy Halloween themed dance workouts that you can do from your home? Check out these Halloween dance workouts that range from 5-30 minutes. Some videos feature one song, while others include a medley of Halloween classics. Look below and see what Halloween dance workout might be the best one for you!

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3 Spooky Places to Visit in West Virginia this Halloween: 3 Spooky Places to Visit in West Virginia this Halloween

Check out these local West Virginia “haunts” this Fall!

Mercer County, WV was once home to a Native American tribe, until a European family attempted to settle onto the same land, causing bloodshed on both sides. Years later in the 1920s, a businessman bought the land and turned it into an amusement park, and for a few years, everything was fine.

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Have Fun This Fall: Have Fun This Fall

Wonder why we call this place Almost Heaven? Explore the state in the fall.

West Virginia is known for its rolling hills, scenic views and crisp mountain air. Those who visit the Mountain State often say they have never seen anything like it, especially in the fall. While the trees may be changing color and bracing for the crisp winter ahead, the mountains truly seem to come to life. Now more than ever, we get to experience what Almost Heaven has to offer. There are so many ways to take in the sites and sounds of autumn, and so many places to explore the great outdoors. 

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Leave it all on the field: Intramural Flag Football Championship: Leave it all on the field: Intramural Flag Football Championship

There’s nothing like team spirit (and a free t-shirt)!

WVU’s Intramural Sports program offers students of all skill levels a unique opportunity to develop leadership and team building skills alongside their peers. Intramural sports programs vary by session, but each sport provides participants with a competitive league format.

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Rec Center hosts WVUGo Job Fair: Rec Center hosts WVUGo Job Fair

On Wednesday, September 23rd, the WVUGo Job Fair took over the Student Recreation Center’s Upper Courts, where prospective employees were able to learn more about open positions within the Campus Rec and Adventure WV departments. The wide array of offerings included positions in Communications and Marketing, Competitive Sports, First Year Trips and more. Interested students were able to hear more about the departments from current staff and apply to jobs on the spot.

For those like Alex Kew, the Climbing Wall Graduate Assistant for Adventure WV, being involved in these programs has helped him feel confident in his future plans. Kew has been involved with the climbing wall for two years, managing and helping mentor patrons and employees.

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Campus Recreation Celebrates 20 Years of History and Exciting New Developments: Campus Recreation Celebrates 20 Years of History and Exciting New Developments

On Tuesday, August 17th, West Virginia University celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Student Recreation Center and hosted a dedication of new outdoor fitness courts. 

Snacks and refreshments were provided, along with special anniversary t-shirts and photo ops with the Mountaineer. We heard public remarks from University and Campus Recreation leadership, including President E. Gordon Gee, Dean of Students, Corey Farris, Campus Recreation Director, Andy Darling, and student operations supervisor, Matt Stahl. Afterward, a ribbon-cutting ceremony took place to dedicate the recently-opened Towers Rec and Fitness Courts, which have been under construction for the past year.

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Does Bretman Rock’s “Absolutely Not” Workout Work: Does Bretman Rock’s “Absolutely Not” Workout Work

Bretman Rock is an internet personality who grew to fame on YouTube and Vine while a teenager. Now 22 years old, Rock has over 17 million followers on Instagram alone. Mostly known for his makeup looks and humor, there is something else that people are talking about now.

The Bretman Rock Absolutely Not workout. The workout was included in this video titled “ 3 EASY Workouts to look Cute”. In the video, there were other workouts included, but the ab workout caught the internet by fire. In the video, Bretman Rock states that he is not a professional trainer, but was an athlete and has trained before.

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Focus on Self-Care: Spring Wellness Retreats: Focus on Self-Care: Spring Wellness Retreats

How can students focus on their physical and emotional wellbeing? WVU holds retreats to do just that!

At the conclusion of a rigorous and unprecedented academic year, many students looked for a way to focus on self-care. A free retreat was held in the Fall and additional wellness retreats were held during the Spring 2021 semester. The purpose of these retreats was to encourage students to focus on their holistic well-being, while emphasizing relationship building with other students. With online classes and limited interactions becoming a norm on our campus, these retreats provided opportunities to meet fellow mountaineers.  

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