Welcome back to Purdue, Boilermakers! Hope everyone is ready for a great Spring 2014 semester ahead!
What are your plans to stay active in our biting winter cold? If you’ve never visited the Co-Rec before, what are you waiting for? Here are 8 things you should know about the Co-Rec.
1. Two indoor running tracks in the building
Even if there’s snow on the ground and it’s frosty outside, you can still get yourself moving without having to resort to a treadmill. The Co-Rec boasts two indoor running tracks, one on the third floor and another on the fourth. Expect to do about 10 laps/mile on either track, but having the option to actually move while running makes this compromise doable.
2. Get certified at the Co-Rec
The Co-Rec provides instruction for several different certifications year-round. Get a group of friends together for a class of 8. Their CPR courses are once a month at an affordable rate. See the different aquatics and CPR courses available here. In addition, you can also take belaying workshops on the climbing wall.
3. Personal Trainers are here to help
Want to start an exercise regime, but just have no idea where to start? The Co-Rec provides great personal training programs for students to reach any fitness goals. Too shy for one-on-one sessions? Grab a friend and sign up for a buddy-session instead! If you prefer to workout by yourself but just want some initial guidance, the Co-Rec also offers Jumpstart sessions where a personal trainer will give you a fitness assessment and an overview of a workout plan over two sessions. Have your new year’s resolution made? Rock Your Resolution is a new group fitness program coming this semester to help you meet your resolution goals! There’s a small group session to meet your every need!
4. Massage Therapy
Two words. Massage. Therapy. The Wellness Suite in the Co-Rec has certified massage therapists ready to give you a soothing massage in their spa after a long day. Appointment required. Now also available is the Light Therapy program, aimed at chasing away those winter blues caused by dark gloomy days.
5. Kitchen demonstrations
As we know, diet is a huge part of wellness and health. Join instructors at the demonstration kitchen all year round to get culinary skills, recipes and tips for healthy eating. Sessions range from recipes specialising in nutrition to easy, college-friendly meals, to international flavours. See what’s coming up for the semester.
Students, staff and faculty may also reserve the demonstration kitchen for functions or private cooking demonstrations for a small fee.
6. Boiler Challenge Course
Need a fun teambonding event for your student group? Grab your friends and sign up for the Boiler Challenge, a challenge course with activities just above the ground to up to forty feet high! Take the course outdoors or ask for the portable version to play indoors at a venue of your choice instead. The outdoor course is available year-round, but is still dependent on weather and requires appropriate clothing.
7. A full-sized Aquatics Center
The Boilermaker Aquatics Centre is made up of three pools, the Competition Pool and the Dive Pool. Also available for students to use is the Rec Pool where you can take various classes like Aqua Zumba and indulge in a spa hot tub. Who knows, you may even get a chance to see our very own Olympic Gold Medallist David Boudia making practice dives with the University Swim and Dive teams!
8. Open Multipurpose Rooms
There’s something for everyone at the Co-Rec! Even if you aren’t interested in the gym equipment in the Co-Rec, there are plenty of other things to do at the Co-Rec including Zumba, Ballet and more. In fact, the Co-Rec has large open rooms and spaces that any student group can use, as long as there isn’t a prior reservation in place.
With all this and more, what are you waiting for? See you at the Co-Rec!
3 February 2014: This article had some errors in terminology before, they have since been updated in the article above.