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October 2013





October 2013


October 1 - 5 Weeks to 5K Series

If you want to run a 5K, this is your perfect training ground. Meet once a week to get your weekly workouts and to train with a group. When you sign up for this course, you’re automatically registered for the Dukes Homecoming 5K on Nov. 2. By the end of the 5 weeks, you get to show off your hard work at the Dukes' Homecoming 5k! All fitness levels welcome.

This is a five-week series: Tuesdays, Oct. 1-29

Location: UREC Student Leadership Office (3rd Floor)

Register by October 1 (for the full 5 week program) - or by October 7 (late registrations will be accepted up until this point) at the UREC Program Registration Desk with FLEX. The cost is $15 (includes registration for the Dukes' Homecoming 5k).

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October 1 - Belay & Climb

You have climbed a few times before, so are you ready for the next step? Through this program you will learn how to use the equipment and safety systems for belaying other climbers at the wall. After completing this program you will be ready to take the written and practical belay certification assessment. 

Register online by the day of the program.

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October 1 - Adult Swim Lessons

Are you a JMU student, faculty or staff member looking to improve your swimming skills? The class series is designed for participants who are comfortable swimming in shallow water and have experience swimming in deep water. The course is designed to provide participants the ability to swim distances greater than 25 yards comfortably using more than one defined swimming stroke. Improving stroke technique to allow for continuous lap swimming is the primary goal. The general goals include increased proficiency in the basic strokes, development of more advanced strokes and turns, greater understanding of safety, and the ability to use water as a medium for recreation and fitness.

This is a three class series: October 1, 8 and 15, 2013.

Register for the series with $20 FLEX only at the UREC Welcome Center by the Friday prior to the start of the session.

For current JMU students, faculty, staff members, and affiliates only.

Questions? Contact Matt Lovesky.

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October 2 - Go Hard or Go Home: Monitoring Intensity with Heart Rate Monitors

Are you working at the intensity you need to in order to get the most out of your workouts? Learn how to use Heart Rate Monitors to maximize your workout.

Location: UREC Student Leadership Office (3rd Floor) & Cycle Studio

Wellness Passport

Register online by the day before the program!

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October 2 - Fitness 2 Orientation

Sign up for an orientation to become more familiar with Fitness 2 (second floor of UREC - the Cardio and Cybex equipment area).  Come prepared to exercise.  Jeans and open toed shoes are not permitted in the fitness areas!  Spaces are limited.

Register online 24 hours prior to the start of the session.

Wellness Passport

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October 2 - Trail Running

Would you like to vary your running routine? This is your chance. We will join the Rocktown Ridge Runners for their weekly Wednesday evening run. This group run is open to runners of all abilities, no previous trail running experience is necessary. The Ridge Runners will guide you to one of our local trails and make sure you don’t get lost! Experience the joy of running a ribbon of trail through the forest.

Register online by the day of the program.

Wellness Passport

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October 2 - Healthy Cooking 101

Join the UREC Nutrition staff for one of our healthy cooking classes. These classes will focus on creating healthy main course meal options with limited space, time, and resources. Participants will prepare food, cook and eat the meal they are creating. 

Location: HHS 0009

Register online 48 hours prior to the start of the class.

Wellness Passport

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October 3 - Get Happy Through Exercise

Exercise makes us feel better in many ways. Learn how exercise is beneficial to your mood.

Location: UREC Instructional Room

Wellness Passport

Register online by the day before the program!

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October 4 - Yoga for Cyclists

If you’re a cyclist, you’re getting a great cardio workout. This Yoga class will help you balance your body through flexibility of the back, hamstrings, and calves.

Location: Godwin Multi-Purpose Studio

Wellness Passport

Register online 24 hours to 15 minutes before the program!

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October 5 - Family Weekend Morning High Knob Hike

We will meet at UREC then travel to border of West Virginia for a scenic hike to the historic High Knob fire tower. This moderate 2 mile round-trip trail hike includes some uphill hiking. Your efforts will be rewarded with a 360- degree view of the Allegheny and Blueridge mountains from the top of a fire tower. Brunch will be served after the hike at a scenic pull off on the top of Shenandoah Mountain. Program meets at the UREC loading dock. We will be back before the football game kickoff. E-mail questions to Guy deBrun at debrungb@jmu.edu.

Register at UREC with $25 FLEX (per person) by October 3. Price includes leaders, transportation and brunch.

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October 5 - Family Weekend Canoe Trip

Looking for something active and fun to do with your family on Family Weekend? We will head west to the border of West Virginia for a scenic hike to Hidden Rocks. This moderate two-mile round trip trail follows a mountain stream through a beautiful stand of rhododendron. We will also travel to Reddish Knob (elevation 4,398) for spectacular panoramic views of Virginia and West Virginia. All you need to bring are your daypack, water, hiking shoes (no sandals) and comfortable clothes.

Program meets at the UREC loading dock. We will be back before the football game kickoff. Questions? Contact Guy DeBrun at debrungb@jmu.edu!

Register at UREC with $25 FLEX (per person) by October 3. Price includes includes leaders, transportation and brunch.

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October 5 - Family Weekend Bike Ride to Farmers Market

Looking for something active and fun to do with your family on Family Weekend? Meet at UREC then bike ride a short distance to the Harrisonburg Farmers' Market where you can purchase great local breakfast items. After enjoying the Farmers Market, you are welcome to explore downtown before riding back as a group to UREC. 

Note that we have adult-sized bikes only. The program meets at the UREC Loading Dock. We will be back before the football game kickoff. E-mail questions to Guy deBrun at debrungb@jmu.edu!

Register at UREC with $10 FLEX (per person) by October 3.

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October 5 - Family Weekend Rock Wall Climbing

If you want to add a challenge to your Family Weekend, then look no further.  Parents, siblings and friends are welcome for a morning of fun on our 33-foot indoor climbing wall. We will cover all you need to know for your first climb. No fee!

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October 7 - How to Plan a Special Event

Interested in learning how to plan a special event? The Intramural Sports and Special Events staff at UREC will teach you how to plan a special event regardless of the type of event.

Location: UREC Instructional Room

Register online by the day before the program!

Wellness Passport

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October 7 - Sports Supplements and Exercise

Do you know the science behind the shake? Pre and post workout supplements are an ever-growing subject in gyms; however the effects are not always understood. Join the UREC Fitness staff to examine the pros and cons of workout supplements and how to properly enhance your workouts so you can get the results you want!

Location: UREC Instructional Room

Register online by October 6.

Wellness Passport

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October 7 - TRX 101

Interested in getting more out of your workout? Learn more about TRX suspension training to take your workout to the next level. This session will give you the essential information necessary to use TRX as part of your regular fitness routine. Come prepared to exercise!

Location: TRX Training Center, 2nd floor UREC

Register online 24 hours to 15 minutes prior to the class.

Wellness Passport

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October 8 - Lifeguarding Pre - Requisite (Step 1)

To be eligible for the Lifeguard class, participants must first take the Pre-Requisite Test. If participants are able to pass the Pre-Requisite they will then be able to register for the lifeguarding class on a first come first serve basis. You must be on time to participate in the Pre-Requisite test.

The Pre-Requisite test includes a continuous 300 yard swim; participants must be proficient in front crawl (using rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing, propellant kick) and breaststroke (using a pull, breath, kick and glide sequence). The participants also will need to be able to tread water for 2 minutes without support and without stopping, using only their legs. Lastly, they will retrieve a 10 lb. brick from the bottom of the pool and swim 20 yards with the brick, without the use of goggles. The 300 yard swim is not timed, but it must be continuous; the brick retrieval and swim must be done within 1 minute 40 seconds.

Register at UREC with $20 FLEX by the day of the program. Participants may retake this course without an additional fee as many times as needed until they pass in a semester. Registered participants must arrive early for any of the Red Cross Courses that you register for (10 to 15 minutes is recommended). If you arrive later than the scheduled start time, you will not be permitted entry into the class and will not be eligible to receive a refund. 

Please note these programs are for current JMU students, faculty, staff members, and affiliates only. 

Do you have a group that needs certification? Please contact Matt Lovesky about setting up special certification sessions.

UREC Homepage / Facebook / Twitter



October 8 - Learn to Climb

Learn how to climb the UREC Climbing Wall! This is the program for participants who have not climbed before. No required knowledge, skill or physical ability. Our adventure assistants will teach you about the safety systems, equipment, and techniques used at our indoor climbing wall. By the end of this program you will have the knowledge and experience that will help you feel more comfortable while climbing and prepare for the Belay & Climb program.

Register online by the day of the program.

Wellness Passport

UREC Homepage / Facebook / Twitter



October 9 - Lifeguarding Pre - Requisite (Step 1)

To be eligible for the Lifeguard class, participants must first take the Pre-Requisite Test. If participants are able to pass the Pre-Requisite they will then be able to register for the lifeguarding class on a first come first serve basis. You must be on time to participate in the Pre-Requisite test.

The Pre-Requisite test includes a continuous 300 yard swim; participants must be proficient in front crawl (using rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing, propellant kick) and breaststroke (using a pull, breath, kick and glide sequence). The participants also will need to be able to tread water for 2 minutes without support and without stopping, using only their legs. Lastly, they will retrieve a 10 lb. brick from the bottom of the pool and swim 20 yards with the brick, without the use of goggles. The 300 yard swim is not timed, but it must be continuous; the brick retrieval and swim must be done within 1 minute 40 seconds.

Register at UREC with $20 FLEX by the day of the program. Participants may retake this course without an additional fee as many times as needed until they pass in a semester. Registered participants must arrive early for any of the Red Cross Courses that you register for (10 to 15 minutes is recommended). If you arrive later than the scheduled start time, you will not be permitted entry into the class and will not be eligible to receive a refund. 

Please note these programs are for current JMU students, faculty, staff members, and affiliates only. 

Do you have a group that needs certification? Please contact Matt Lovesky about setting up special certification sessions.

UREC Homepage / Facebook / Twitter



October 9 - Trail Running

Would you like to vary your running routine? This is your chance. We will join the Rocktown Ridge Runners for their weekly Wednesday evening run. This group run is open to runners of all abilities, no previous trail running experience is necessary. The Ridge Runners will guide you to one of our local trails and make sure you don’t get lost! Experience the joy of running a ribbon of trail through the forest.

Register online by the day of the program.

Wellness Passport

UREC Homepage / Facebook / Twitter



October 9 - Belay & Climb

You have climbed a few times before, so are you ready for the next step? Through this program you will learn how to use the equipment and safety systems for belaying other climbers at the wall. After completing this program you will be ready to take the written and practical belay certification assessment. 

Register online by the day of the program.

UREC Homepage / Facebook / Twitter



October 10 - Go Hard or Go Home: Monitoring Intensity with Heart Rate Monitors

Are you working at the intensity you need to in order to get the most out of your workouts? Learn how to use Heart Rate Monitors to maximize your workout.

Location: UREC Student Leadership Office (3rd Floor) & Cycle Studio

Wellness Passport

Register online by the day before the program!

UREC Homepage / Facebook / Twitter



October 10 - Dive-In Movie

Bring your suit and a towel for a movie in the UREC Pool! Float in a tube and enjoy a movie with your friends!

Movie: MEN IN BLACK I

Location: UREC Pool

Register online by the day of the program.

Wellness Passport

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October 11 - Laughter Yoga

Laughter is the best medicine. Reduce stress. Increase joy. Increase your energy. And over all, just feel good.

Location: Godwin Multi-Purpose Studio

Wellness Passport

Register online 24 hours to 15 minutes before the program!

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October 12 - Intro to Rock Climbing Trip

Join us for a fantastic day of climbing as we travel to one of our local climbing crags. These trips are open to all interested in the sport of rock climbing regardless of experience or ability. Ability to hike over rough terrain and carry a backpack is required. Our trip leaders will ensure that everyone learns and follows all the safety procedures and will set up climbs that provide the right amount of challenge for all levels and abilities.

Participants will be provided with any equipment needed for the activity but are asked to wear sneakers or hiking shoes and be prepared for changing weather. Since we are out for the entire day participants should plan to bring a bag lunch and 1-2 liters of water.

The trip leader will contact registered participants via email prior to the trip with where to meet, an exact departure time, and your approximate return time.

Register at UREC by the Thursday (11pm) before the trip with $30 FLEX.

Wellness Passport

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October 12 - PreSchool Swim Lessons

This American Red Cross program teaches children ages 3 years, 6 months to 5 years. Focus is on water adjustment and beginning skills.

This is a five class session from 10-10:30am on Saturdays: October 12, 19, 26, November 9 and 16, 2013.

Register for this program with $40 FLEX only at the UREC Welcome Center by 4pm the Friday before the program begins. There is a DART machine located in the UREC lobby that participants can utilize to deposit money into their FLEX account. This DART machine also provides DART cards. Visitors and participants can purchase the cards out of the DART machine for one dollar ($0.75 for the card and $0.25 credit put on the card). They can then put money on them to use for FLEX charges. For more information about FLEX, visit Campus Card Services.

For children of current JMU students, faculty, staff members, and affiliates only.

Questions? Contact Matt Lovesky.

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October 12 - Youth Swim Lessons

This American Red Cross Course is for participants 6 years to 12 years. Focus is on stroke technique and endurance. 

This is a five class session from 10:45am-11:15am on Saturdays: October 12, 19, 26, November 9 and 16, 2013.

Register for this program with $50 FLEX only at the UREC Welcome Center by 4pm the Friday before the program begins.  There is a DART machine located in the UREC lobby that participants can utilize to deposit money into their FLEX account. This DART machine also provides DART cards. Visitors and participants can purchase the cards out of the DART machine for one dollar ($0.75 for the card and $0.25 credit put on the card). They can then put money on them to use for FLEX charges. For more information about FLEX, visit Campus Card Services.

For children of current JMU students, faculty, staff members, and affiliates only.

Questions? Contact Matt Lovesky.

UREC Homepage / Facebook / Twitter



October 12 - Parent and Child Swim Lessons

This American Red Cross Course is for participants 6 months to 3 years, 5 months. Parent is in the water with the child and the focus is comfort level and water adjustment. 

This is a five class session from 11:30am-Noon on Saturdays: October 12, 19, 26, November 9 and 16, 2013.

Register for this program with $35 FLEX only at the UREC Welcome Center by 4pm the Friday before the program begins. There is a DART machine located in the UREC lobby that participants can utilize to deposit money into their FLEX account. This DART machine also provides DART cards. Visitors and participants can purchase the cards out of the DART machine for one dollar ($0.75 for the card and $0.25 credit put on the card). They can then put money on them to use for FLEX charges. For more information about FLEX, visit Campus Card Services.

For children of current JMU students, faculty, staff members, and affiliates only.

Questions? Contact Matt Lovesky.

UREC Homepage / Facebook / Twitter



October 12 - In the High Country - Trail Running Film

We will meet in the UREC atrium then ride bikes to Court Square Theatre for the film. Bikes are provided!

In the High Country is an impressionistic mountain running film: a visual essay about a life in the mountains. It looks at running from a new perspective, both visually and in the style of running. This kind of movement blurs the lines between running and climbing, between human and mountain. One way to learn our place in the world is through millions of accumulated steps: on gravel roads, glacial creeks, and over high mountain summits. Each stride imprints the terrain more deeply in the mind. The importance of any specific event falls away in the face of an ever-building accumulation of understanding. In the High Country is the result of a year-long collaboration between filmmaker Joel Wolpert and mountain-runner Anton Krupicka. The film follows Krupicka’s evolution in running from his roots in Niobrara, Nebraska, to the Roost, his pickup truck home, and the miles in between; from itinerant shenanigans to speed soloing on the Flatirons.

Cost: Bring $8.00 to pay for your ticket at Court Square Theatre

Register online by the Thursday (11pm) before of the program.

Wellness Passport

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October 13 - CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer

This American Red Cross course provides training for people who are expected to respond to emergencies as part of their job duties. As a professional rescuer, you will learn to recognize and provide care for respiratory and cardiac emergencies. You will learn how to correctly use an Automated External Defibrillator to aid in cardiac emergencies. This class is intended for those who seek a certification for the first time or for those who are renewing their certification. There will be videos, demonstrations, as well as hands on experience. You must be on time to participate in this class.

Register at UREC with $65 FLEX by 4pm the Friday before the program begins.

Download and print this Training Material before the course and bring it with you. Registered participants must arrive early for any of the Red Cross Courses that you register for (10 to 15 minutes is recommended). If you arrive later than the scheduled start time, you will not be permitted entry into the class and will not be eligible to receive a refund.

Please note these programs are for current JMU students, faculty, staff members, and affiliates only. 

Do you have a group that needs certification? Please contact Matt Lovesky about setting up special certification sessions.

UREC Homepage / Facebook / Twitter



October 13 - First Aid

This American Red Cross course provides training in recognizing an emergency situation. The participant will be able to: control severe bleeding, care for shock, soft tissue and musculoskeletal injuries, sudden illness, and heat/cold related emergencies. This class is intended for those who seek a certification for the first time or for those who are renewing their certification. There will be videos, demonstrations, as well as hands on experience. You must be on time to participate in this class.

Register at UREC with $25 FLEX by 4pm the Friday before the program begins.

Download and print Training Packet A and Training Packet B before the course and bring it with you. Registered participants must arrive early for any of the Red Cross Courses that you register for (10 to 15 minutes is recommended). If you arrive later than the scheduled start time, you will not be permitted entry into the class and will not be eligible to receive a refund. 

Please note these programs are for current JMU students, faculty, staff members, and affiliates only. 

Do you have a group that needs certification? Please contact Matt Lovesky about setting up special certification sessions.

UREC Homepage / Facebook / Twitter



October 14 - Fill Your Hands, Not Your Plate: A Guide to Portion Sizes

Are you concerned about the “all you can eat” dining options on campus? Are you having a difficult time preparing individual meals in your off campus apartment? This program will take you through easy-to-understand dietary guidelines for all food groups and will discuss ways to maintain appropriate portion size while maximizing nutritional content of meals and snacks.

Location: UREC Instructional Room

Register online by October 13.

Wellness Passport

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October 15 - Pick Up & Play: Climbing Wall Challenge

Interested in learning about more informal recreation opportunities at UREC? The Informal Recreation staff at UREC brings you: Pick Up & Play!

Participants may experience a variety of sports and activities such as Walleyball, Racquetball, Climbing Wall, Table Tennis, Volleyball, and Floor Hockey in the Fall semester.

Open to all skill levels. Come meet others with your same interest in recreation!

Location: Meet at the UREC Climbing Wall!

Wellness Passport

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October 16 - SPARK!

Exercise enhances learning. If you want to perform better academically, add exercise to your lifestyle. Find out what latest research says and how you can become smarter.

Location: UREC Instructional Room

Wellness Passport

Register online by the day before the program!

UREC Homepage / Facebook / Twitter



October 16 - Lifeguarding Pre - Requisite (Step 1)

To be eligible for the Lifeguard class, participants must first take the Pre-Requisite Test. If participants are able to pass the Pre-Requisite they will then be able to register for the lifeguarding class on a first come first serve basis. You must be on time to participate in the Pre-Requisite test.

The Pre-Requisite test includes a continuous 300 yard swim; participants must be proficient in front crawl (using rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing, propellant kick) and breaststroke (using a pull, breath, kick and glide sequence). The participants also will need to be able to tread water for 2 minutes without support and without stopping, using only their legs. Lastly, they will retrieve a 10 lb. brick from the bottom of the pool and swim 20 yards with the brick, without the use of goggles. The 300 yard swim is not timed, but it must be continuous; the brick retrieval and swim must be done within 1 minute 40 seconds.

Register at UREC with $20 FLEX by the day of the program. Participants may retake this course without an additional fee as many times as needed until they pass in a semester. Registered participants must arrive early for any of the Red Cross Courses that you register for (10 to 15 minutes is recommended). If you arrive later than the scheduled start time, you will not be permitted entry into the class and will not be eligible to receive a refund. 

Please note these programs are for current JMU students, faculty, staff members, and affiliates only. 

Do you have a group that needs certification? Please contact Matt Lovesky about setting up special certification sessions.

UREC Homepage / Facebook / Twitter



October 16 - AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers

This American Heart Association course is for healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings. It teaches the ability to recognize and respond to several life-threatening emergencies including: rescue breathing, relieving choking, one and two rescuer CPR, and use an AED on adult/child/infants.

Register at UREC with $60 FLEX by by 4pm the Friday before the program begins. Registered participants must arrive early for any of the Red Cross Courses that you register for (10 to 15 minutes is recommended). If you arrive later than the scheduled start time, you will not be permitted entry into the class and will not be eligible to receive a refund.

Please note these programs are for current JMU students, faculty, staff members, and affiliates only. 

Do you have a group that needs certification? Please contact Matt Lovesky about setting up special certification sessions.

UREC Homepage / Facebook / Twitter



October 16 - AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers

This American Heart Association course is for healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings. It teaches the ability to recognize and respond to several life-threatening emergencies including: rescue breathing, relieving choking, one and two rescuer CPR, and use an AED on adult/child/infants.

Register at UREC with $60 FLEX by 4pm the Friday before the program begins. Registered participants must arrive early for any of the Red Cross Courses that you register for (10 to 15 minutes is recommended). If you arrive later than the scheduled start time, you will not be permitted entry into the class and will not be eligible to receive a refund.

Please note these programs are for current JMU students, faculty, staff members, and affiliates only. 

Do you have a group that needs certification? Please contact Matt Lovesky about setting up special certification sessions.

UREC Homepage / Facebook / Twitter



October 16 - Trail Running

Would you like to vary your running routine? This is your chance. We will join the Rocktown Ridge Runners for their weekly Wednesday evening run. This group run is open to runners of all abilities, no previous trail running experience is necessary. The Ridge Runners will guide you to one of our local trails and make sure you don’t get lost! Experience the joy of running a ribbon of trail through the forest.

Register online by the day of the program.

Wellness Passport

UREC Homepage / Facebook / Twitter



October 16 - Learn to Climb

Learn how to climb the UREC Climbing Wall! This is the program for participants who have not climbed before. No required knowledge, skill or physical ability. Our adventure assistants will teach you about the safety systems, equipment, and techniques used at our indoor climbing wall. By the end of this program you will have the knowledge and experience that will help you feel more comfortable while climbing and prepare for the Belay & Climb program.

Register online by the day of the program.

Wellness Passport

UREC Homepage / Facebook / Twitter



October 17 - Mandala Meditation

Mandalas are sacred circles that have been long been used to facilitate meditation in the Indian and Tibetan religions. People create and look at mandalas essentially to center the body and mind. Experience a deep sense of calm and well-being with this form of meditation.

Location: UREC Multi-Purpose Studio

Wellness Passport

Register online 24 hours to 15 minutes before the program!

UREC Homepage / Facebook / Twitter



October 17 - Belay & Climb

You have climbed a few times before, so are you ready for the next step? Through this program you will learn how to use the equipment and safety systems for belaying other climbers at the wall. After completing this program you will be ready to take the written and practical belay certification assessment. 

Register online by the day of the program.

UREC Homepage / Facebook / Twitter



October 18 - GROOVE® Certification

If you are interested in learning how to teach GROOVE® classes, this certification class is for you.

Dates: Oct. 18 (7-9 pm), Oct. 19-20 (10-6 pm)

Location: UREC Group Fitness Studio

To register, visit http://theworldgroovemovement.com/facilitator-training-registration/.

UREC Homepage / UREC Facebook / UREC Twitter



October 18 - I LOVE ME!

We all say this. But what does it truly mean? How can we authentically live this? Join International speaker and creator of GROOVE®, Misty Tripoli, for an evening of exploring how to become a healthier, more vibrant, confident YOU. Misty engages her audiences to delve inside to find power they didn’t know they had. With over 25 years of experience, Misty has become well-known for her revolutionary and simple approach to dance and fitness that ripen the mind body connection and explode with her passion for self discovery, creative movement and self expression.

Location: UREC Multi Activity Center (MAC Gym)

Wellness Passport

Register online by the day prior to the program!

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October 18 - Bouldering Trip

Come out and have a great afternoon bouldering at one of our local areas. Bouldering has all the fun aspects of climbing without the equipment fuss! This trip is open to all interested in the sport of rock climbing. No previous knowledge or skill is required. Participants will be provided with any equipment needed for the activity but are asked to wear sneakers or hiking shoes and be prepared for changing weather. Since we are out for a few hours participants should plan to bring 1-2 liters of water.

The trip leader will contact registered participants via email prior to the trip with where to meet, an exact departure time, and your approximate return time.

Register at UREC by the Thursday (11pm) before the trip with $12 FLEX.

Wellness Passport

UREC Homepage / Facebook / Twitter



October 18 - Lifeguard Training

This American Red Cross Lifeguarding course will train the participants in all the skills and techniques necessary to become a professional lifeguard. This training course is intended for those who seek a certification for the first time or for those who are renewing their certification. There will be videos, demonstrations, as well as hands on experience. The class covers equipment based rescues, spinal injury management and post – rescue care. Participants will also learn how to interact with the public.

This is a three-day training:

  • October 18, 2013: 5-9pm
  • October 19, 2013: 9am-5pm
  • October 20, 2013: 9am-5pm 

Participants must successfully pass the Lifeguarding Pre-Requisite Session to register for this course. Participants must be on time and ready to partake in every session; if participant is late this will result in failure of the course. Upon successful completion of this course the participant will receive Lifeguarding/First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certifications valid for two years. Certification cards will be mailed to participants within one month of course completion.

Register at UREC with $100 FLEX by 4pm the Friday before the program begins. This fee is non-refundable if participant does not demonstrate skill competency or fails written test.

Download and print this Training Material before the course and bring it with you. Registered participants must arrive early for any of the Red Cross Courses that you register for (10 to 15 minutes is recommended). If you arrive later than the scheduled start time, you will not be permitted entry into the class and will not be eligible to receive a refund. 

Please note these programs are for current JMU students, faculty, staff members, and affiliates only. 

Do you have a group that needs certification? Please contact Matt Lovesky about setting up special certification sessions.

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October 18 - GROOVE® Party

Dance is part of being human. Our bodies were designed for movement and our soul is here to express. The truth is, we are ALL amazingly great dancers when we aren’t trying to dance copy or mimic someone else’s dance. The way your body wants to move to music IS the right way. See you on the dance floor.

Location: UREC Multi Activity Center (MAC Gym)

Wellness Passport

Register online by the day before the program!

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October 19 - Intro to White Water Kayaking Trip

We will introduce you to all the gear, find the correct boat for you, and make sure you gain experience handling and exiting the boat before we go to the river. The stretch of river we will be paddling offers numerous class I and II rapids and includes one class III rapid toward the end of the trip. We will provide all the equipment, instruction, and transportation. This class is designed for the adventurous participant that is new to the sport of whitewater kayaking. No prior knowledge, skill or physical ability required.

The trip leader will contact registered participants via email prior to the trip with where to meet, an exact departure time, and your approximate return time.

There is a required pool session September 19, 8pm-10pm at UREC. Register at UREC by the pool session before the trip with $40 FLEX.

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October 19 - Full Moon & Marshmallows Trip

Experience the beauty of a moonlight forest path on this night hike on one of the national forest trails. You will enjoy the starry sky and interesting light and shadows cast by the full moon. We will round out the experience with a campfire and SMORE’s!

The trip leader will contact registered participants via email prior to the trip with where to meet, an exact departure time, and your approximate return time.

Register at UREC by the Thursday (11pm) before the trip with $15 FLEX.

Wellness Passport

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October 20 - Duke Dog Challenge

Come put your skills to the test in this outdoor fitness challenge! Run, jump and lift your way to earning the title of the Strongest Duke! The competition will be fierce so lace up your athletic shoes and start training!

Location: University Park - Multi-Purpose Turf

Register online by October 19.

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October 21 - FAST (Faculty/Staff) Fitness

JMU Faculty and Staff, are you looking to exercise in the group setting with your colleagues? Then FAST Fitness is for you! These classes are for JMU Faculty and Staff only. Certified and Licensed Instructors from the community will lead each of the options for Fall 2013. These weekly sessions will run October 21 - December 6 (with the exception of Thanksgiving Week). Come and try out these classes October 14-18 for free! 

Hatha Yoga with Jennifer Matthais-Cottrell
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm  
Memorial Hall Auxiliary Gym
This class combines traditional yoga postures and modern fitness for an incredible mind/body workout that will increase strength, endurance, and flexibility. Expect basic to intermediate poses. All fitness levels welcome.

Hatha Yoga with Jennifer Matthais-Cottrell
Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 am 
Memorial Hall Auxiliary Gym
This class combines traditional yoga postures and modern fitness for an incredible mind/body workout that will increase strength, endurance, and flexibility. Expect basic to intermediate poses. All fitness levels welcome.

Zumba® with Cassandra Price
Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 pm
Memorial Hall Auxiliary Gym
Ditch the workout.  Join the party.  Zumba classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before participants know it, they’re getting fit and their energy levels are soaring! There’s no other fitness class like a Zumba Fitness-Party. It’s easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating. 

Cost and Registration Information: 
Pick one, two or three weekly classes to join! Pay $21 for each 6-week session. Please register for this program with FLEX (or check made out to James Madison University) at the UREC Welcome Center 24 hours prior to the start of the first session.  When registering, indicate which class you want to take.

Doesn't fit into your schedule or don't want to pay? Faculty and Staff are welcome to participate in any of UREC's 100+ weekly group fitness classes (no extra fee). View the schedule and learn how to register!

More information about UREC: http://www.jmu.edu/recreation/



October 23 - Trail Running

Would you like to vary your running routine? This is your chance. We will join the Rocktown Ridge Runners for their weekly Wednesday evening run. This group run is open to runners of all abilities, no previous trail running experience is necessary. The Ridge Runners will guide you to one of our local trails and make sure you don’t get lost! Experience the joy of running a ribbon of trail through the forest.

Register online by the day of the program.

Wellness Passport

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October 23 - Nutrient Timing for Athletes

Not sure if you’re dietary choices and caloric intake are meeting the demands of your active lifestyle? Attend this session to better formulate a caloric plan and learn how to adjust this plan to meet your individual goals.

Location: UREC Instructional Room

Register online by October 22.

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October 24 - TEAM Challenge Course Grand Opening

TEAM Course

Learn the Ropes at UREC's TEAM Challenge Course Grand Opening Event!

You are cordially invited to join UREC to celebrate the opening of the TEAM Challenge Course, a custom group adventure teambuilding program located at University Park on Thursday, October 24 from 4-5pm.

View an exhibition of high-rope elements, hear from Eric Nickel (Director of University Recreation), Dr. Mark Warner (Senior Vice President of Student Affairs), and Guy DeBrun (Assistant Director for Adventure and TEAM Programs), and tour the state-of-the-art outdoor facility. Learn how to take advantage of the TEAM program and how this new facility will serve the JMU community for years to come.

Want to take a ride on the zip-line? There will be 50 first-come, first-serve spots for any JMU students, faculty or staff who want to try it out!

Branded head buffs will be given out to attendees and light refreshments will be provided. 

You can access the TEAM Challenge Course via Turner Ashby Lane (off of Neff Avenue - ADA accessible) or via Devon Ave (through University Field Apartment Complex). The Address for University Park is 1090 Devon Lane, Harrisonburg, VA 22801. The course is located at the top of the hill by the UREC Disc Golf Course, Turner Ashby Monument and University Park large upper parking lots. Bike racks and a HDPT bus stop are located at the UREC Gatehouse.

Questions about the Grand Opening event? Contact Kristin Gibson. Questions about the TEAM Challenge Course? Contact Sasha Griffith.

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October 24 - Learn to Climb

Learn how to climb the UREC Climbing Wall! This is the program for participants who have not climbed before. No required knowledge, skill or physical ability. Our adventure assistants will teach you about the safety systems, equipment, and techniques used at our indoor climbing wall. By the end of this program you will have the knowledge and experience that will help you feel more comfortable while climbing and prepare for the Belay & Climb program.

Register online by the day of the program.

Wellness Passport

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October 24 - Lindy Hop Swing Lesson Series

Learn to dance Swing from the pre-World War II era. Edwin Roa will teach how to lead and follow as well as the steps for Lindy Hop. This is a high energy form of dance.

This is a four-week series: Oct. 24, Nov. 7, Nov. 14, Nov. 21

Location: UREC Multi-Purpose Studio

Register by October 22 at the UREC Program Registration Desk with FLEX. The cost is $20/individual or $30/pair.

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October 24 - Dive-In Movie

Bring your suit and a towel for a movie in the UREC Pool! Float in a tube and enjoy a movie with your friends!

Movie: TBA

Location: UREC Pool

Register online by the day of the program.

Wellness Passport

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October 25 - Kids' Night Out

Kids' Night Out is an opportunity for children ages 5-12 come to UREC to play, climb, swim and interact with other children, eat pizza and have a GREAT time! 

This KNO theme is Spooky Friday (Costumes are encouraged)! Celebrate Halloween a little early with UREC! Kids will enjoy a wide variety of treats, crafts, and activities which include a costume contest, rock climbing and swimming! Dinner will be provided.

Each KNO is supervised by our UREC Graduate Assistants. The cost is $20 and includes pizza and drinks for dinner.

Download the registration form!

To register, print the form above and return it to the UREC Program Registration Desk or mail it to:

Attn: Megan Flosdorf
James Madison University Recreation
MSC 3901 
800 S. Main Street Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Drop-off begins at the end of Driver Drive at 4:45pm and lasts until 5:15pm. Pick-up will begin at 9pm and we ask that each child is picked up before 9:10pm.

Contact Megan Flosdorf with questions.

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October 25 - So You Think You CAN'T Dance

If you can walk, you can DANCE! We’ll prove it to you. Deep down we ALL would love to have the ability to move our body confidently and creatively to music. YOU CAN… when you do it YOUR way. See you on the DANCEfloor to GROOVE®.

Location: UREC Group Fitness Studio

Wellness Passport

Register online 24 hours to 15 minutes before the program!

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October 26 - Backpacking Weekend Trip

We will provide you with your backpack, tent, sleeping bag, and cooking equipment. Our trip leaders enjoy the art of backcountry cooking and will show you how to make delicious meals on a backpacking stove. All you need to provide is sturdy shoes, and clothing appropriate to the season. These trips require a pre-trip meeting to make sure you are prepared with necessary clothing and gear. These trips are designed for the first time or experienced backpacker. No required knowledge is required. Ability to carry a pack over rough terrain is required.

The trip leader will contact registered participants via email prior to the trip with where to meet, an exact departure time, and your approximate return time.

There is a required pre-trip meeting 10/24/13, 8pm at UREC. Register at UREC by the meeting before the trip with $55 FLEX.

Wellness Passport

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October 26 - Female Fitness: Debunking Myths to Weight Training

Are you tired of the same old workout? Do you need something to mix up your routine? Weight training has a number of benefits that you’ll want to discover! Join us as we debunk the myths of the “UREC Man Cave”, and outline the reasons why weight training is an important part of any one’s workout! Come prepared to exercise!

Location: UREC Instructional Room

Register online by October 25.

Wellness Passport

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October 27 - CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer

This American Red Cross course provides training for people who are expected to respond to emergencies as part of their job duties. As a professional rescuer, you will learn to recognize and provide care for respiratory and cardiac emergencies. You will learn how to correctly use an Automated External Defibrillator to aid in cardiac emergencies. This class is intended for those who seek a certification for the first time or for those who are renewing their certification. There will be videos, demonstrations, as well as hands on experience. You must be on time to participate in this class.

Register at UREC with $65 FLEX by 4pm the Friday before the program begins.

Download and print this Training Material before the course and bring it with you. Registered participants must arrive early for any of the Red Cross Courses that you register for (10 to 15 minutes is recommended). If you arrive later than the scheduled start time, you will not be permitted entry into the class and will not be eligible to receive a refund.

Please note these programs are for current JMU students, faculty, staff members, and affiliates only. 

Do you have a group that needs certification? Please contact Matt Lovesky about setting up special certification sessions.

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October 27 - First Aid

This American Red Cross course provides training in recognizing an emergency situation. The participant will be able to: control severe bleeding, care for shock, soft tissue and musculoskeletal injuries, sudden illness, and heat/cold related emergencies. This class is intended for those who seek a certification for the first time or for those who are renewing their certification. There will be videos, demonstrations, as well as hands on experience. You must be on time to participate in this class.

Register at UREC with $25 FLEX by 4pm the Friday before the program begins.

Download and print Training Packet A and Training Packet B before the course and bring it with you. Registered participants must arrive early for any of the Red Cross Courses that you register for (10 to 15 minutes is recommended). If you arrive later than the scheduled start time, you will not be permitted entry into the class and will not be eligible to receive a refund. 

Please note these programs are for current JMU students, faculty, staff members, and affiliates only. 

Do you have a group that needs certification? Please contact Matt Lovesky about setting up special certification sessions.

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October 28 - Healthy Eating on Campus

Interested in making better dietary choices? Come to this educational session to determine the best places to eat on campus to obtain a nutritionally balanced diet.

Location: UREC Instructional Room

Register online by October 27.

Wellness Passport

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October 29 - Pick Up & Play: Table Tennis

Interested in learning about more informal recreation opportunities at UREC? The Informal Recreation staff at UREC brings you: Pick Up & Play!

Participants may experience a variety of sports and activities such as Walleyball, Racquetball, Climbing Wall, Table Tennis, Volleyball, and Floor Hockey in the Fall semester.

Open to all skill levels. Come meet others with your same interest in recreation!

Location: Meet at the second floor table tennis area near the Racquetball Courts!

Wellness Passport

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October 30 - Trail Running

Would you like to vary your running routine? This is your chance. We will join the Rocktown Ridge Runners for their weekly Wednesday evening run. This group run is open to runners of all abilities, no previous trail running experience is necessary. The Ridge Runners will guide you to one of our local trails and make sure you don’t get lost! Experience the joy of running a ribbon of trail through the forest.

Register online by the day of the program.

Wellness Passport

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October 31 - Nightmare at UREC

Haunted House Line

Every Halloween, UREC transforms from a recreation center to a spooky, haunted building on campus. 

Join UREC during Homecoming Week for UREC's 4th Annual Halloween celebration: Nightmare at UREC on Thursday, October 31, 2012 from 9:30pm-1am!

Your JACard is your admission ticket. Guests are $5 on FLEX. Children under the age of 16 are not permitted.

Be led through the Haunted House by a "Henchman" through a labyrinth of CREATURES OF THE NIGHT! Avoid ZOMBIES!

Additional GHASTLY ENTERTAINMENT includes a DJ and dance, costume and dancing contests, free food and inflatable games.

Do you dare?

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