With winter upon us, our thoughts turn to indoor activities. Even though we are inside more than we like, there is no reason why we cannot continue to exercise and be active. Rebels Rec has asked each of our fantastic fitness instructors to provide an exercise routine that anyone can do by themselves in the gym or at home. Second in our series is Ashleigh:
What’s love got to do with it? When it comes to fitness, in the end, love is all that matters. Exercising in public when you’re out of shape can be an emotionally bruising experience. Huffing and puffing to keep up, you feel inadequate and self-conscious, hating every moment you spend on the treadmill or pacing the track Maybe you’re trying to tell yourself something.
One of the most common mistakes people make when starting to exercise is trying an exercise program that doesn’t suit them or was designed for someone else. People make the decision that they are going to “Do it right”, they join a health club and get a program and commit to working out four times a week. Most people taking this approach fail and failing makes them even more disheartened. What they don’t realize is that it was the wrong approach.
The first goal is to increase your physical activity and not to punish yourself for being out of shape. Begin by recognizing the benefits of diversity and explore the many options open to you and your individual interests.
Learn to dance, take up a martial art, learn to swim, dig a garden, take up wall climbing, find a tennis partner. The City of Winnipeg Leisure Guide has a wide range of activities. Not in Winnipeg? Call your local recreation department to get more info about what is available in your community. What’s important is to find something that you enjoy and works for your lifestyle. Recreation Services on campus offers a wide variety of different programs that will help get you active. Visit our website at http://blogs.rrc.ca/rebels/ for a complete listing of classes and start dates.
Regardless of what shape you are in, you can derive tremendous benefit from physical activity. Research indicates that exercise can reduce risk factors for cardiovascular disease, for example, and can mitigate the effects of stress and depression.
For most people beginning an exercise program, the biggest considerations is losing weight and this in turn can also be the biggest emotional hurdle. An exercise program may or may not lead to weight loss, but it definitely will lead to an improvement in physical, metabolic and emotional fitness. When we learn to let go of ‘losing weight’ as the main goal of fitness training it frees us to focus on the real benefits and achievable goals of exercising.
In their eagerness to get started, the non-active people frequently fall into a pattern of error, which can sabotage the project before it gets off the ground.
Common mistakes are excising too hard and exercising too easy. There are those who try to get started with an exercise program, fling themselves at it only to get exhausted, injured, and realize few improvements in their health and fitness: they try to exercise too hard. Conversely, there are those who spend plenty of time exercising but don’t get their heart rate up enough to realize the benefits they are seeking.
Don’t swim laps just because someone says it’s an ideal exercise even though you hate it. Learn to ballroom dance, fence, ice skate, or snowboard. Join a sports team. Many leagues let you sign up as an individual with a free agent team or as team with a group of friends. This type of social(yet physical) activity could be just the thing to get you kick started on the road to a healthy active lifestyle.
The main determinant of whether an exercise program is successful is how hard it is in relation to your current level of fitness. No program will get results unless you stick to it, which is why you have to find an activity you love. One of the main reasons for people not sticking to their exercise plans is lack of time, so don’t waste time with an exercise program that might not work for you. Tailor your program to your fitness level and unique emotional, and physical characteristics and you will be sure to achieve your goals.
The new year is upon us and getting in shape is often high on the list of new years resolutions. Make sure you’re not the one who’s turning heads for all the wrong reasons by following some simple rules of gym etiquette. RRC Recreation Services has put some tips together to help everyone have a good experience. Read More →
I came across this blog when I was feeling a fair bit of turbulence in my life. I personally was doing great. Everything was in line, I was working at my best, and being my best self which warrants recognition as that’s something I have failed to do in my past, and can image others feeling something similar in their lives.
Something was affecting my life from the outside and I had the choice to sit there and take it or stand up and step to the side. I had made some tough decisions to try to keep myself on a healthy path but I couldn’t help shake the pain in my heart. Sometimes clarity of the mind doesn’t mean you’ll find peace in the heart right away. Sometimes the aches in the heart are real but just growing pains we must endure for our own personal growth as a person. Every time I look back at times this has been true I can feel peace in my heart now, but wasn’t so in the moment at that time.
This blog brings to lights some of those tough self-questions we need to be asking ourselves to see if we are on our true path. So many of the points highlight quite directly some of the fears about myself I had to face and to accept if I was to move forward on my path. Hopefully they can bring some insight onto you as they have re-affirmed in mine.
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In his fifth season of eligibility in the MCAC, 6’2″ guard Taylor Brown has started the 2016-17 season averaging 20.2 points a game and shooting 40.6% from the field. But more importantly, his Red River College Rebels are 5-0 and ranked first in the conference.
In Week 12, Brown racked up a monster 25 points, 15 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals in a 98-74 win over second-place Canadian Mennonite University. Brown also led all players in minutes, playing 34:22 against CMU and averaging a team-high 28.2 on the season. The win gives the Rebels a stranglehold on first place with 10 points, a huge 4 points ahead of CMU and Providence University College.
Brown is a Business Financial Services student at Red River College, and fans of the MCAC will remember that Brown was named Most Valuable Player of last year’s MCAC Championships after his Rebels beat CMU in the Final to hoist Red River’s 5th-straight men’s basketball trophy. So far this season it appears they haven’t missed a step.
The Rebels teams competed in their final MCAC games of 2016 this weekend, wrapping up the first half of the schedule.
The men’s volleyball team captured their first victory of the season, defeating USB in a five set thriller 3-2 (20-25,25-18,19-25,25-20,15-11). The win keeps the Rebels thin playoff hopes alive, and provided a most needed confidence boost going to into the holiday break. The women’s team however was unable to end 2016 with a win, falling to USB 3-1 (17-25,25-16,25-23,25-13). However, they are sitting in 3rd place with a 5-6 record, ready to make a run at the playoffs, a place they haven’t been in over 3 years.
For men’s basketball, the drum beats on, defeating U of Winnipeg 77-62. They remain undefeated in league play with a 6-0 record and on their way to defending their MCAC crown, for the 9th consecutive time. The women’s team provided a Sunday sweep of the Wesmen, 78-33. The Rebels look to make a run at the league leading CMU Blazers in the new year with a full roster of players.
On behalf of Rebels Athletics, we would like to thank all of the family, friends,and fans who have supported us over the year. We wish you all a happy holidays and look forward to seeing you back in the gym in the new year!
With winter upon, our thoughts turn to indoor activities. With the stress of exams and holidays right around the corner make sure you take some time to look after you. Taking a few minutes each day will help combat the stress and make the season more enjoyable. Even though we are inside more than we like, no reason why cannot continue to exercise and be active. Rec Services has asked each of our fantastic fitness instructors to provide an exercise routine that anyone can do by themselves in the gym or at home. First up is Cameron:
Rebels Volleyball Earn Double Silver at Western Canadian Championships:
Both Rebels volleyball team struck silver in Brandon this weekend at the 2016 Western Canadian Championships.
The women’s team battled all weekend with a short bench, defeating Great Plains 2-0 (25-22,25-12), losing to Saskatoon 2-1 (25-21,15-25,16-14), and CMU 2- 0 (25-18,25-19) and finally beating USB 2-1(25-16,23-25,15-9) in the round robin on Saturday. The women’s team got on a roll in the playoffs on Sunday defeating Moose Jaw 25-23, 25-26 and USB 25-18, 25-22 in quarters and semis. They finally ran out gas in the final losing to CMU 2-1 (21-25, 25-22, 13-15) in the final.
The men’s team needed to make some positives this weekend after a tough first half in MCAC play. They achieved just that beating 3 Saskatchewan teams on Saturday in round robin play; Great Plain 2-1 (25-9,25-27,15-10) ,Moose Jaw 2-0 (25-16,25-19) and Saskatoon 2-0 (25-13,25-21) in the round robin. On Sunday they beat Moose Jaw in the quarters (25-23, 27-25) and rivals USB 2-0 (25-18, 25-22) in the semi only to fall short to CMU 2-1 (21-25, 25-22, 13-15).
Both teams hope to build on their silver medals and finish the 1st half of the MCAC season strong. They travel to Providence to face the Pilots tonight starting at 6pm, then finish up at home against USB, Friday December 2nd starting at 6pm.
The Rebels men’s basketball game remain unbeaten in MCAC play after defeating U of Winnipeg 69-43 at home on Friday and the CMU Blazers 98-74 in the North gym Saturday night. Veteran guard Taylor Brown is 2nd in league scoring with 20.2 points a game while pg Jon Wilner is 4th in league scoring with 18.0. Against CMU on Saturday, Brown and Wilner combined for 43 points, 19 rebounds and 7 assists.
For the women, mixed results, a 61-32 win over U of WInnipeg and a 70-44 loss to the CMU Blazers. Zera Lynn Panesa leads the MCAC in scoring with 20.7 points, with forward Brita Enns-Kutchy leading the league with a whopping 14.3 rebounds per game. The Rebels sit in 3rd place with a 2-3 record. Both basketball teams finish the 1st part of the MCAC season on the road against the UW Wesmen, Sunday December 4th starting at 2:00pm.