July 23, 2024

UMW Fit Tip: Getting Outside

The weather will eventually get warmer and getting outside is a great way to change up your exercise routine. Here are some things you can do right here in Fredericksburg to get outside, get involved, and get active!

Wellness Updates

Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation Course:

Come join UMW Campus Recreation for a five-week introduction course in mindfulness and meditation!

Dates: Tuesdays, March 11 – April 8

Time: 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Location: Combs Hall, Room 4

Instructor: Bill Brooks, Manse Fields Mindfulness

You must preregister for this course. We ask that you commit to attending all five classes. To register, send an email request to ypanzhin@umw.edu. For more information, click here.

 UMW Weekly Fit Tips:

Be sure to check out this week’s Fit Tip video on how you can improve your warm-up and cool-down routines.

Wellness Updates

This week’s Fit Tip features tips on how to build some Olympian techniques into your workout routine and everyday life. Doing things like eating right, knowing when to rest, and focusing on your goals are all great ways to help you have a more successful workout program. Thanks for watching!


Guided Mindfulness Meditation Practice

Date & time: Feb. 20, 5-6 p.m.   Location: Monroe Hall 211
Date & time: Feb. 24, 3:30-4:30 p.m.   Location: Monroe Hall 211

Take a pause from your busy routine — give yourself the gift of silence. This Mindfulness @ UMW activity will help you touch your natural ability to meditate. You will receive instruction on the nature of meditation and how to practice, be lead through a guided meditation, and have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss your experience meditating. This event is suitable for beginning and experienced meditators.

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Course                                                             

Date & time:  March 11 – April 8, 5:30-7 p.m.   Location:  Combs Hall 4

This 5‐week introductory course will answer the basic question: What are we doing when we meditate? You will learn about mindfulness meditation through instruction, discussion and guided practice. Specific training will be provided on obstacles to meditation and how to work with them. Upon completion of this series, you will have the tools and experience needed to continue an independent practice of mindfulness meditation. Preregistration required.
To register for this course, please email Assistant Director of Campus Recreation, Yuri Panzhin, at ypanzhin@umw.edu

Group Fitness Updates

After previous cancellations, the Wake-up Zumba class was resumed this week.  We hope to see you next Wednesday at 7 am. Bring water and a friend!

Additionally, T’ai Chi group fitness class will continue at 11 a.m. on Fridays. To learn more about T’ai Chi, please visit: http://students.umw.edu/recreation/campus-recreation-staff/group-exercise-staff/.

If you have any questions about Group Fitness or Mindfulness events contact Yuri Panzhin, Assistant Director of Fitness and Wellness at ypanzhin@umw.edu or 540-654-1098.

Intramural Sports

Signups for IM Outdoor Soccer and IM Cornhole are now open at www.imleagues.com/umw! Soccer signups end on March 12 at 11:59 p.m. and Cornhole signups end on March 26 at 11:59 p.m.
$25 IM Forfeit Fees are payable to the IM Sports Forfeit Fee Drop Box in the Fitness Center by cash or check.
If you have any questions about IM Sports contact Dan Gardner, Assistant Director of IM Sports and Sport Clubs at dgardner@umw.edu or 540-654-1126.