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February 2012 News Releases

National Recreational Sports and Fitness Day, Feb. 22

Washburn University Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC) will celebrate National Recreational Sports and Fitness Day from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 22 with the following activities:

6:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. All Washburn Faculty and Staff are allowed to use the SRWC free of charge. Faculty and staff must present their Washburn ID at the SRWC front desk.

6:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. All current SRWC members may sponsor one guest (18 years or older) for free. All guests must fill out a guest pass form and present photo identification at the SRWC front desk.

6:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. Complete the President’s Challenge – Adult Fitness Test. Complete the challenge for fun or on your way to completing Tier 3 of the Employee Wellness Program. For more information, visit

6:35 a.m. - 7:20 a.m. Cycling. An intense indoor cycling activity that challenges the aerobic system while increasing muscular endurance. Class size is limited. Individuals can sign-up for classes 1 hour in advance.

4 p.m. - 4:25 p.m. Core Strength. Twenty-five minutes of strengthening your abs and back using a variety of safe and effective exercises.

4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Climb the Rock Wall. Uncertified individuals may climb or boulder under the supervision of a rock wall monitor. All tie-ins, knots and equipment checks will be made by rock wall monitors. Uncertified participants will not be allowed to belay climbers, regardless of prior experience.

6:45 p.m. – 8 p.m. Cycle-N-Body. This class combines cycling with full body toning. The class will get your heart in shape along with toning your body.

In April 1999, NIRSA (National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association) Members passed a resolution to encourage an annual national celebration of its founding date, February 22, 1950. This celebration promotes the tremendous benefits of participation in recreational sports, and honors the representatives of 11 Historically Black Colleges/Universities who first met at Dillard University in New Orleans to form the National Intramural Association, NIRSA’s predecessor. Source:

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