University Recreation

UREC Cyber Maymester Mayhem

Join UREC for a series of programs and classes this Maymester!

Cyber Mayhem
UREC Cyber Maymester Mayhem

Join UREC for a series of programs and classes this Maymester to stay active and learn new skills from home! 

Live Group Exercise Classes & Workouts

UREC will be offering two Live Group Exercise classes per day Monday through Thursday starting May 18th. Check the weekly schedule here and subscribe to UREC’s YouTube channel to watch all the recorded classes. Follow UREC on Instagram for more Workouts of the Day and instructional Fitness videos as well!

Cyber Maymester Mayhem on YouTube

Tune into the UREC YouTube Channel at 4:00 PM (EST) Monday through Thursday for live premieres of the following programs. Save the dates!

Mondays: Harrisonburg Area Outdoor Guidebook

UREC’s Assistant Director for Adventure Programs, Guy deBrun, will be your guide for video tours of some great local spots and give you some tips for making the most of your adventures!

  • May 18: George Washington National Forest - Hone Quarry Recreation Area
  • May 25: Bridgewater’s Wildwood Park
  • June 1: South Fork of the Shenandoah River Access – Island Ford
  • June 8: Massanutten Resort Trails at the Western Slope 

Tuesdays: Taco Tuesdays

Try a new taco recipe each Tuesday as the UREC chefs share some favorite recipes and tips with you.

  • May 19: Ground Turkey Tacos with Homemade Taco Seasoning
  • May 26: Breakfast Tacos
  • June 2: Classic Tacos
  • June 9: Veggie Tacos with Homemade Guacamole

Wednesdays: Disc Golf 101 Series

Chris Jones, UREC’s Assistant Director for Sport Clubs and Inclusive Recreation, and the resident Disc Golf “pro”-fessor, will give you all the tips and tricks on getting outside for this fun and easy to learn sport!

  • May 20: History and Rules
  • May 27: Equipment
  • June 3: Throws
  • June 10: Putting

Thursdays: Crafting with Clair

Join one of UREC’s Inclusive Recreation Managers, Clair, for a weekly dose of creativity and fun!

  • May 21: Tie Dye Shirts
  • May 28: Rock Painting
  • June 4: Toilet Paper Roll Wreaths
  • June 11: Painting the Blue Ridge

Additional UREC Virtual Offerings:

Bookmark UREC’s Virtual Resources page to stay Motivated into Motion this summer.

UREC Strava Club

Join the UREC Strava Club on the fitness app to keep up with your fellow Dukes’ activities and for weekly group challenges to stay active. 

  • May 18: 1,000 Mile Challenge
  • May 25: 250 Hours of Activity Challenge
  • June 1: 500 Activities Challenge
  • June 8: Virtual Run and Virtual Bike Events

Intramural Sports Free Throw Contest

UREC will be hosting a virtual Free Throw Competition on social media from May 25th to June 8th.

1. Must be an active student, faculty, or staff member at JMU
2. Must follow @jmuUREC on Twitter
3. Each participant is allowed 20 attempts/shots
4. Place an object (ex. Cone) 15 feet from backboard
5. Must stand behind object while shooting free throw shots
6. In order to be considered, keep photos/videos clean and maintain social distance

How to submit your entry:
1. First submission is a picture of participant
2. Post the number of free throws player made out of 20 with the picture
3. Picture must be posted with the hashtag #URECFTContest and tag @jmuUREC

Competition Format:
1. After submissions are reviewed, staff will draw 8 participants and contact them to submit video of next 20 attempts. These videos should be submitted via twitter or emailed to
2. Videos will then be reviewed, and top 4 participants will compete in a live zoom competition for the free throw contest.

Submissions can be posted starting Monday, May 25th at 12:00PM ET, and will close Friday, May 29th at 11:59 PM ET.

Follow @jmuUREC on social media for details!

TEAM Challenge Course

Does your team or organization want to get a jump start on connecting during this period of physical distancing? UREC is now offering FREE virtual team building services for JMU groups! Fill out the request form at and members of UREC's staff will join your calls and facilitate programs!

Questions? Contact UREC at or visit

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Published: Thursday, May 14, 2020

Last Updated: Monday, February 22, 2021

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