At-Home Recreation and Well-Being Guide
Thank you for being a part of our Campus Recreation community at Ohio University. As programs and events are closing at Ohio University, we still encourage individuals to prioritize their well-being with activities that help them to fuel their sense of purpose.
In times like these, we must all do our part to protect ourselves and the surrounding community. That being said, it does not mean we cannot continue to participate in recreational activities that we enjoy.
Over the next few weeks of the semester, check out the programs, services, and resources brought to you by Campus Recreation that are available to help kick-start well-being from the comfort and safety of your own home and encourage you to BE ACTIVE, BE CONNECTED, and BE YOURSELF.
At-Home Bobcat Well-Being Programs & Services
NIRSA Recreation Movement Challenge
NIRSA is a leading country-wide Recreation Movement Challenge running from April 6 - May 3 that enables university students, faculty, and staff to participate and compete against other colleges and universities. Ohio University Campus Recreation and WellWorks are leading the initiative for OHIO through their collaborative virtual group fitness schedule and variety of pre-recorded fitness classes.
The OHIO community can access these online fitness and online fitness classes from over 40 schools classes through NIRSA's online Movement Challenge Platform, where they can self-report their minutes of physical activity. Self-reported physical activity does not need to come from participation in the virtual group fitness classes; it can come from any type of movement they enjoy doing.
The university with the highest self-reported active minutes will win the challenge and enjoy bragging rights. GO BOBCATS!
Virtual Group Fitness Schedule
Take part in your favorite group fitness classes and stay active from the comfort of your own home through a Virtual Group Fitness Schedule hosted collaboratively by Campus Recreation's Fitness program area and WellWorks, which will begin on April 6 and run through May 3.
Due to matters out of our hand, we were very saddened that we did not have the opportunity to provide you with the March 16th launch date for our new F45 program that all of your were looking forward to. But that does not mean it is not coming. The program will be launching in the Fall Semester of 2020!
For the time being, take part in the F45 Challenge, a training program focused on holistic well-being. The conmbination of F45's style of Training and the Challenge meal plans is designed to help you transform your life during this 45-day period!
Bobcat Well-Being Webinars
Tune in to Campus Recreation's weekly Bobcat Well-Being Webinars aimed to provide you with the tools and education regarding a different topic of self-care each week. These Well-Being Webinars will be hosted on Wednesdays from 12pm - 12:30pm beginning April 6 and will run through April 29.
Challenge your friends and stay engaged socially via Esports! Compete in online single and multiplayer video game competitions hosted collaboratively by Campus Recreation's Intramural Sports program, Bobcat Esports Club, the Campus Involvement Center, and the Ohio University Esport Industry Advisory Board.
Games offered include:
- FIFA 20
- Madden 20
- NBA 2K20
- Rocket League (3v3)
- Call of Duty Modern Warfare (2v2)
Register through IMLeagues by noon EST on Friday April 10! Tournaments will be scheduled through Battlefy. Create a Battlefy account and be sure to use your Battlefy username as your IMLeagues team name!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
CIC Smash Bros
Join the Campus Involvement Center in a one-day Super Smash Bros tournament on Saturday, April 18 at 6:00 PM! Register by filling out the google form and invite your friends to watch the tournament LIVE on Twitch!
For questions, contact Corbin Marsh at email@example.com
Join Intramural Sports in FREE live and virtually streamed weekly competitions of knowledge with other Ohio University students! Through our Twitch account, we will stream Tuesday nights at 7:30 pm EST.
Each night will have its own theme:
- April 14th: Sports
- April 21st: Pop Culture
- April 28th: General Knowledge
Register ahead of time at IMLeagues.com! Be sure to use your Twich username as your IMLeagues team name.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
RecWithoutBorders National Trivia Nights
Beginning April 1, recreation professionals across the country have united to form a weekly set of national trivia competitions streamed via Twitch hosted by the channel RecWithoutBorders each Wednesday at 8 p.m. EST throughout the month of April. Follow RecWithoutBorders on Twitch or scan the QR Code in the image above to join each Wednesday! Winners may receive prizes from colleges across the U.S. and Canada!
Free Fitness Resources
At-home fitness does not have to be intimidating! There are plenty of Free Fitness Resources out there to assist in providing you with fitness education and accountability as you work toward reaching your health & well-being goals.
Campus Recreation Fitness YouTube Videos
Maintain structure to your workout by following along to any of these pre-recorded Campus Recreation Fitness YouTube Videos developed by some of Campus Recreation's Group Fitness Instructors and Personal Trainers. Watch them at your own leisure from the comfort of your home!
Above is an example of one of our Group Fitness Instructors, Jacque Menchaca, and an at-home workout that you can do from your very own home! For a full list of all of our at-home Campus Recreation Fitness videos,check out the Campus Recreation Fitness YouTube Videos page!
Bobcat Well-Being Tips
Stay tuned for weekly evidence-based health & well-being tips that will provide you with education from accredited sources that will provide you with the tools to be active, be connected, and be yourself. These Bobcat Well-Being Tips will be shared weekly beginning April 1st - April 30th, posted each Wednesday.
Our Guide to Getting Outside by Outdoor Pursuits
Research has shown that time spent outdoors provides significant benefits to one's mental health. Gain ideas, tips, tricks, and strategies through Our Guide to Getting Outside to ensure you are comfortable getting outdoors during the COVID-19 Pandemic, brought to you by Campus Recreation's Outdoor Pursuits program.
Even though the Golf and Tennis Center is currently closed, we are still here to help you improve your game! Check out our weekly videos featuring our Learn to Play Golf and Tennis instructors and their tips and tricks for training at home via their Facebook and Instagram social media accounts!
It is getting warmer outside and Bird arena may be closed for the season, but that is no excuse to stop your training for any reason! Check out our weekly videos via our Facebook and Instagram social media accounts that feature our Learn To Skate instructors and their tips and tricks for training at home!
Ohio University Well-Being Resources
Did you know the amount of Well-Being Resources that are available to you here as a student at Ohio University? Check out our comprehensive list of resources that will help you find your purpose here at Ohio University.
NIRSA Recommended Digital Tools & Apps
Founded in 1950, NIRSA is an organization that comprises and supports leaders in collegiate recreation and is a leader in higher education and the advocate for the advancement of recreation, sport, and well-being. Check out the variety of Digital Tools & Apps which can provide you with strategies to focus on your personal well-being!
FREE FutureHealth is offering their Understanding Depression and Understanding Anxiety Documentaries FREE for 60 days. Their educational documentaries provide insight and coping strategies for dealing with mental health effects that students may be feeling during this crisis.
Coursera: The Science of Well-Being
The Science of Well-Being is a self-paced course from Yale University that will get you to engage in a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and build more productive habits. As preparation for these tasks, Professor Laurie Santos reveals misconceptions about happiness, annoying features of the mind that lead us to think the way we do, and the research that can help us change.
Contact Tony Gregory, Assistant Director of Well-Being & Fitness for assistance