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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!

Are you interested in working with a certified Personal Trainer? All personal training sessions will begin in a virtual platform. Packages can be purchased at myrec.wcu.edu. Keep an eye out for updates on our package offerings!

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 Fall 2020 Group Exercise Schedule is below. Join us for Free Week on Instagram Live @wcu_campusrec on Monday August 17th through Friday August 21st. Don't forget to join us for the Group X Jam on Instagram live @wcu_campusrec on Wednesday August 19th from 5-6pm! 

All Group X classes will transition to Zoom on Monday August 24th and will run until Friday November 20th, you must have a pass to attend. Select classes will be outdoor only classes. It is recommended to bring an additional face covering and mat or towel. Outdoor classes will require face coverings and physical distancing at all times. If there is inclement weather, a rain call will be made 45 minutes prior to the start time of outdoor classes and the class will be available virtually. The call will be made through social media posts. To purchase your Group X pass visit myrec.wcu.edu to sign up today and receive the class link for access! All classes will remain virtual until further notice. 

Discover the GroupX Schedule

Virtual Intramural Recreational Sports Programming

Check out the Fall 2020 Virtual Intramural Recretaional Sports offerings: 

  • NBA Playoffs Pick 'Em Tournament
    • Registration opens August 1st
    • Tournament begins August 17th 
  • NFL Pick 'Em League
    • Registration opens August 18th
    • League begins September 10th
  • ESports Tournaments
    • FIFA 20
      • Registration opens August 18st
      • Tournament begins Septebmer 21st
    • NBA 2K
      • Registration opens September 20th
      • Tournament begins October 11th
    • Rocket League
      • Registration opens September 20th
      • Tournament begins November 1st

For more information and to sign up, go to WCU IMLeagues. Please contact Kelsey Jones, Assistant Director for Intramural Recreational Sports, at kjones@wcu.edu with any questions or concerns.

Virtual Outdoor Programming

Fall 2020 Programs and Services

Outdoor Programs will have limited opeations and services starting August 17th.  Some of the programming that we plan to offer include, a Tuck River Cleanup Trash Challenge, on campus trips such as mountain biking and hiking that will include physically distanced travel.  We also plan to open our Adventure Shop for equipment rentals.  For more information check out basecamp.wcu.edu for details and updates on Adventure Shop hours and new equipment rental procedures.  

To learn more about our fall 2020 offerings and to register please check on myrec.wcu.edu .

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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