Need a little routine in your life right now? How about a little fitness? You’re in luck: Cougar Fit is back!

Campus Recreation Services (CRS) is once again offering the free circuit training/HIIT–based class dedicated solely to faculty and staff. The classes will be held from 5:15 to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays live via Zoom from September 1 to November 19, 2020. (To add all the Cougar Fit sessions to your calendar, download and import the iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.)

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Providing a fitness challenge while emphasizing injury prevention through correct form and technique, Cougar Fit is for faculty and staff at all fitness levels. And, this new, virtual version of the class does not require equipment.

“The workouts are all designed with the limitations of working out at home in mind,” says Fitness Coordinator Sara Coleman ’17, who is leading the classes, noting that the live Cougar Fit sessions are recorded so that faculty and staff may access them at any time on demand. “I’m excited for people to see how much they can do from the comfort of their own home!”

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Join a Cougar Fit session through this Zoom link or sign up through the CRS group fitness website. The Zoom link is also accessible through the Faculty and Staff Fitness Team in Microsoft Teams, where all the recorded Cougar Fit sessions, as well as additional workouts, tips and fitness facts, are available.

In addition, faculty and staff may use the group fitness calendar to join any of the group fitness classes that CRS is offering online. A full schedule of virtual classes – as well as recordings of previous sessions – is available on the CRS webpage and currently features the following:

  • Power Yoga – Mondays, 6:30 p.m.
  • Morning Yoga – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 a.m.
  • Cougar Core – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.
  • Restorative Yoga and Meditation – Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.

More information is available on CRS’ Faculty and Staff Fitness Program webpage. For further questions or to be added to the Faculty and Staff Fitness group in Microsoft Teams, email Bucky Buchanan ’08, assistant director of fitness.