Coping with Stress

23 1/2 hours

July 6, 2018 • Written by

by Mario De Negri, Rebels Rec Services Fitness Coordinator

Here is an interesting video I came across which speaks to me as I believe movement is medicine and should be taken daily. I think about movement as a pill and ask myself if I took it today or not. I often get caught up in the time it takes to move and why I can’t just swallow it and be done with it.

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More Fun = Better Grades

November 3, 2017 • Written by

As a student I was always looking for ways to get better marks and if possible with less work. Little did I know that shooting hoops with my friends and playing co-ed intramural volleyball was doing exactly that.

A recent article quoted a study from Purdue showed students “who visited rec facilities 15 times or more earned 3.08 GPAs, compared with 2.81 for those who made no visits.” Further evidence for the benefits of visiting your campus recreation centre are shown in a study that “Recreational sports and fitness center members achieved higher GPAs and completed more credits than non-members.” Read More →

Enhance your college experience

September 1, 2017 • Written by

Research has shown that being physically active has a positive effect on the academic success of college and university students.

Playing on a varsity sport team is a great way to meet new people, stay active and enhance valuable skills such as leadership, organizational and communication that will help you secure future employment.

You must be a full-time student at Red River College to participate.  We encourage you to fill out our recruiting form prior to attending the tryouts so we can connect you with one of coaches.
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If you want to pull on our jersey and be a Rebel, then we want to see you out at one of our upcoming tryouts.

Interested students should bring their student ID’s, proof of health insurance, and appropriate sport clothing to tryouts

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Therapy Dogs On Campus! April 24th and 25th

April 26, 2017 • Written by

The end of term can be a very stressful period, with students experiencing added pressure to complete projects and perform well on exams. In order to help students cope with this stress, we’re welcoming the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program to campus. Students will be encouraged to sit with, feel, touch and pet a trained dog, enjoying the relaxing effect this can have on their mind, body, and emotions.

According to St. John Ambulance, the nation-wide program boasts 3,354 volunteer teams who assisted more than 120,000 clients throughout 2015. Therapy dog teams visit hospitals, retirement residences, care facilities, schools and universities.

Therapy dogs have been on campus in the past, and many students have genuinely enjoyed the visits.

Please join us at the following times/locations:

Monday, April 24 in the Cave Lounge at NDC, 11:30am-1:00pm

Tuesday, April 25 in the Atrium of Roblin Centre, 11:30am-1:00pm

For more information, please contact Breanna Sawatzky at 204-632-2061 or blsawatzky@rrc.ca

TSN’s Michael Landsberg is Coming to RRC on March 22 and You’re Invited

March 17, 2017 • Written by

Michael Landsberg, TSN sports journalist and a face of Bell Let’s Talk Day, is bringing his #SICKNOTWEAK talk to Red River College. Come listen to his talk, ask questions and take part in a meet & greet! Help us break down the stigma related to Mental Health Problems – presented by Healthy Minds, Healthy College.

Date : Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Where: North Gym, Notre Dame Campus – Livestreaming will be available at all other campuses

This event is for ALL staff, faculty and students. Come early for a FREE pizza & pop lunch!

Check out this video from Michael promoting his visit to RRC >> https://twitter.com/RRC_News/status/841358389586341893Michael Landsberg digital invite

Triple Threat Workout: The Final Installment of the Rebels Rec Home Workout Series

February 3, 2017 • Written by

Got the post holiday blues? Hate getting into a cold car to head to your fitness centre?  Too cold to go outside to be active?  If you answered yes to any of these questions then Rebels Rec may have the solution for you.   We asked each of our fantastic fitness instructors to provide an exercise routine that anyone can do by themselves in the gym or at home. The final installment in our home workout series is from Lesley:

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Tips for Balancing Life/School/Work

January 27, 2017 • Written by

When I went to university half way into the school year, I still hadn’t found that feeling of being in stride with it. I understood the routine of getting up for classes and making sure I caught my bus at the same time every time, I felt the stress of workload piling up on me and I could barely see any free moments to spend time just relaxing and not thinking, just still being young and having fun.

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I thought my new goal resolutions would’ve held out but who was I kidding. I knew it would be the same pattern as every time I tried years before which, even just that thinking had already set me up for failure. I knew that if I was to succeed with what I wanted out of life I had to really take a good look at myself. Really see who I was and face some of the unwanted answers that might be me. This would mean I would have to make some tough decisions as well as maybe change the way I live and recognize some patterns.

Here are some tips which have helped me and still to this day have made my life one that I design for myself and not something that others have programmed for me. Read More →

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