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Virtual Programs and Services

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Beat the Quarantine Blues by Staying Active!

Campus Recreation and Wellness has created a number of programs and educational resources for students, faculty and staff to participate in whether they're at home or out in their own yard.

Explore our virtual programs, resources, and wellness challenges.  Follow us on these social media accounts to see all of our programming.

Starting May 1st 2020, each week @wcu_campusrec and @basecamp_cullowhee will post daily challenges that allow for social distancing and encourage you to get active, get outside and most important keep you engaged! Challenges will include fun activities like...

  • Outdoor Activities
  • Wellness Wednesday Tips
  • Cooking Outdoors
  • Fitness Challenge Fridays
  • CRW Wellness Challenge

Virtual Fitness Programming

Campus Recreation and Wellness currently has a YouTube channel that has a variety of home workouts for individuals to enjoy.  Access all our videos via our YouTube Channel or click on the video below and navigate to our YouTube channel by selecting the YouTube icon in the bottom right of the video.  Enjoy!

Always consult your physician before beginning any exercise program. If you experience any symptoms of weakness, unsteadiness, lightheadedness or dizziness, chest pain or pressure, nausea, or shortness of breath, stop immediately.  Consult with your healthcare professional to design an appropriate exercise prescription tailored to your needs. 

The May Group Exercise Virtual Schedule is below. Classes will run Monday May 4th to Friday May 29th from 12p-1p. Join in each day by using the specific class meeting ID & going to

  • Mondays | Zumba | Meeting ID: 163-199-134
  • Tuesdays | Piyo | Meeting ID: 980-9653-2397
  • Wednesdays | Zumba | Meeting ID: 163-199-134
  • Thursdays | Yoga | Meeting ID: 986-5302-9990
  • Fridays | Zumba | Meeting ID: 163-199-134

5K at Home Training Program

Join Campus Recreation and Wellness for a four week running program that focuses on preparing and training you for a 5K (3.1 miles). Each week, you will receive a detailed plan for workouts as well as different topics vital to running such as hydration and stretching techniques. The best part is you get to run where you are most comfortable and at your own pace! We can't wait to run with you and assist in reaching your goals. Regsitration begins May 17th, and participants can register at any time during the program.

Virtual Outdoor Programming

Appalachian Trail Challenge

Dates: June 1st - July 31st

The Appalachian Trail is a prolific trail that ranges from Maine to Georgia covering 2,193 miles and crossing 14 states in the process.  Join us in a 61 day challenge as we attempt to complete all 2,193 miles of this legendary trail together!  Log any hike, run, walk you do to count towards these miles.  Join Anytime. Post pictures of your journey along the way and tag @basecamp_cullowhee and @wcu_campusrec. #WCUoutdoorsocialdistancingchallenge


  1. Register to participate Register Now
  2. Log and keep track of your mileage, when you finish a run, hike or walk via the spreadsheet that we send out upon registration.

Tips for Social Distancing Outdoors

Here is some helpful advice from Outdoor Programs on how to get outside while social distancing:

  • Stay local. Now is not the time to go on that next big adventure. Traveling long distances can further spread the virus. Try exploring your local trails and parks.
  • Let’s meet up. Try to meet others at your destination and maintain social distancing once you arrive. It's better not to travel inside a car with others. Riding your bike is also a great option!
  • Avoid busy times on the weekends and afternoons. Fewer people out and about will reduce your likelihood of coming in contact with the virus. 
  • Avoid in-person interactions in stores, gas stations, restaurants, etc., when getting supplies and traveling to your local destinations. 
  • Keep it clean. Bring some portable hand sanitizer with you to keep your hands clean. Whenever possible, wash with good old fashioned soap (antibacterial) and water. 
  • Make good choices. If in doubt, err on the side of caution. The great outdoors isn’t going anywhere.

Articles and Resources about social distancing outdoors

Other Outdoor Resources:

All information posted is merely for educational and informational purposes. The links provided are not affiliated with WCU or WCU Campus Recreation and Wellness.  Remember that it is at your discretion whether to create accounts on externally linked platforms (remember to check how your account information is being protected and how it will be used). 

Catamount Wellness Ambassador Tips

Check out the video tips below on how to stay socially and physicall well during quarantine and finals week!

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