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
- Outdoor Activities
- Wellness Wednesday Tips
- Fitness Challenge Fridays
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 https://zoom.us/join!
- 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
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
- Register to participate Register Now
- 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
- 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
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
Catamount Wellness Ambassador Tips
Check out the video tips below on how to stay socially and physicall well during quarantine
and finals week!