Coping with Stress

10 Rules of Gym Etiquette

January 13, 2017 • Written by

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 →

What’s love got to do with it? Getting started on being active

December 30, 2016 • Written by

For many people exercise presents a special set of challenges. Here’s a realistic guide for getting started and not getting discouraged.

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.       Read More →

30 things to stop doing to yourself

December 16, 2016 • Written by

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. Read More →

Exam and Holiday Stress: 7 Stretches You Can do at Your Desk.

December 9, 2016 • Written by

It is December and the stress of exams and the holidays can take its toll.  The day can get by without noticing how long we’ve been sitting. From the breakfast table at home, driving in the car, to sitting at the desk, our bodies spend a lot of time seated and are not designed for this.

stretchSitting for too long can cause muscle imbalances where it can cause weak and tight muscles. Our backs suffer from weak abdominal muscles giving the back poor support and the forward pull of gravity to flex it forward. With so many ailments today of tight hamstrings and lower back pain we need find some balance to being seated so much in today’s culture.

Here are seven stretches that can be done at your desk and don’t draw too much attention to you for doing them. They take only few minutes and doing them a couple of times a day can dramatically change how you feel. Start with going through them once then take a break and go back to what you were doing. As you become more comfortable you can repeat them and do a couple of sets to get a longer lasting response from the body. Enjoy.

Mario De Negri

Fitness Coordinator at RRC

 

The Awesome Workout-Part One of the Rebels Rec Home Work Out Series

November 25, 2016 • Written by

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:

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Enhance your college experience

June 16, 2016 • Written by

Research has shown that being physically active has a positive effect on the academic success of college and university students.  Beyond that taking part in recreation and athletics and is a great way enhance your student experience while at Red River College.

Each fall Rebels Athletics hosts open tryouts for all six of our Varsity Sport programs.

Being a part of the Rebels is about giving you a complete student experience as you take part in your studies.  It is about the thrill of competition, the pride of pulling on the jersey, and the friendships that will last a lifetime.bbaction1516 (19)

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

We encourage you to fill out our recruiting form prior to attending the tryouts. Read More →

Workshop for All RRC Students – Test Anxiety: Skills for Managing It

October 14, 2015 • Written by

This experiential workshop will explore various strategies for managing test anxiety such as breathing and visualization exercises, progressive muscle relaxation, negative thought stopping and grounding techniques. Space is limited, so registration is preferred.

Test anxiety 2To register please call 204.632.3966. At the same time, drop-ins are welcome if you decide last minute!  All students are welcome!

Thursday, October 15th – 4:00-5:00

E109 at the Notre Dame Campus

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