CRC Implements Virtual Fitness While Closed
Jun 10, 2020 | Atlanta, GA
The Campus Recreation Center (CRC) has been closed for nearly three months now, but that hasn't stopped the staff from creating virtual content to keep the Georgia Tech community connected during this unprecedented time. Along with a robust closure resource page, the CRC has created a virtual fitness page specifically for fitness opportunities you can do right from your room.
“Students, faculty, and staff often depend on the CRC and its programming to support their well-being,” said Caroline Dotts, associate director of Healthy Lifestyle Programs for Campus Recreation. “Wellness and self-care have been incredibly important to focus on during the Covid-19 pandemic and we wanted to make sure we can still offer similar programming, even though we are closed.”
Content is uploaded regularly and includes workouts of the day, on-demand fitness classes from boot camp to yoga, as well as other online resources for the Tech community to check out. The workouts of the day, also available on Instagram at @crcatgeorgiatech, offer participants quick, 20 minutes-or-less challenges that get the heart pumping with minimal to no equipment. There is even a virtual leaderboard where participants can submit their scores or times and see how they stack up to fellow Yellow Jackets.
“We have found that these challenges and a little competition have helped students maintain some connection to campus and their peers,” Dotts said.
On-demand fitness classes have been added to the CRC resource library, offering 20- to 60-minute classes from some of CRC's favorite instructors. Participants can take a yoga class with Will, a HIIT class with Becky, Muay Thai Kickboxing with Troy, and Zumba with Dana. Saidah, one of the CRC's Level 3 Personal Trainers and fitness instructors, also shares fitness tips.
Visit crc.gatech.edu/virtual-fitness to get started. Check back regularly for new classes and content or let us know what you would like to see next from the CRC. Follow the CRC on Instagram and Facebook.