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Spring 2021 Update

Dear Campus Recreation members,

Despite not being on campus, we are still here for you. We'll be offering opportunities to stay active and engaged through our social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube) and our newly created Discord server.

We are continuously adding virtual/remote programs so please check below and in the left navigation bar for current and up-coming programs. If you have any suggestions, comments or questions, feel free to email campusrec@msudenver.edu. Your patience is appreciated, as our response time might be slower than usual.

Sincerely,
The Campus Recreation Team


Campus Recreation - Virtual/Remote Programs

Since you can't come to campus, we'll come to you! Join us for virtual and remote programs and live group fitness classes. As we confirm more programs we'll add it to the dropdown lists below. If you have program recommendations, please let us know at campusrec@msudenver.edu


Can you accomplish all 25 goals in 25 consecutive days? Make sure you’re accomplishing at least one per day!

Click 25-Day Challenge for a printer-friendly version!

25-Day Challenge

A provisional CPR/AED/First-Aid opportunity will consist of a FREE review of first aid, SAMPLE, assessing a scene, obtaining consent and more. Those who pass the provisional course will obtain a provisional certification for a year. To receive the official two-year Red Cross Certification that meets OSHA requirements, individuals with the provisional certification will need to purchase the certification course ($60) and successfully complete the in-person skill session within that year. To register contact Jordan Morgan at jmorga76@msudenver.edu 

DISCORD - A NEW WAY TO ENGAGE WITH CAMPUS REC!

Stay socially connected and have fun with text, voice and video all in one place.

Join the MSU Denver Campus Recreation Discord Server.

Discord is a great way to stay connected with your communities and friends over voice, video and text in an all-in-one communication app. Chat and have fun in organized text-channels, talk to friends in open-voice channels, plan your next virtual meetup, or just keep in touch throughout the day. Video calls for up to 10 people is a newly added feature!

• Organized text-channels give you plenty of room to share videos, coordinate meetups, or just talk about your day without clogging up a group chat. Wave hello over video, easily watch friends stream their games, gather up for a screen-sharing session any time, or express yourself with all the GIFs and reactions you need.

• Open voice-channels make group hangouts easy. Grab a seat in a voice channel when you are free, and friends can instantly jump in without having to call. Up to 100 can join at the same time!

• There's an app for that! You can seamlessly switch between Discord on mobile and desktop.

Campus Recreation will be hosting daily Jackbox Party games, playing Kahoot Trivia Challenges, posting links to workouts you can do from home, sharing socially-distant engagement ideas and so much more!

Create your free account, check out our server and start having some stress-relieving fun with your friends and classmates today!

NEW TO DISCORD? Click here for our tutorial of how to get started.

Come challenge a friend, or make a new one, and compete for special prizes and bragging rights. 

There is no additional cost to participate in these tournaments - you just need to be a currently enrolled MSU Denver student this semester.

Register here for Super Smash events!

FIFA 20, Rocket League, Madden 21, and MTG Arena registrations open soon. Check back here or on our social media platforms for announcements about when those registrations open up!

 

Tournament Tuesdays!

These are one-day, single-elimination tournaments offered every other Tuesday and prizes will be given out to the champion(s)!

September

9/1: Super Smash Bros - 1v1 (Switch)

9/15: FIFA 20 - 1v1 (PS4/XBOX)

9/29: Rocket League - 3v3 (PC)

October

10/13:  Super Smash Bros - 1v1 (Switch)

10/27: Madden 21 - 1v1 (PS4/XBOX)

November

11/10: Super Smash Bros - 1v1 (Switch)

11/24: Magic: The Gathering Arena - Traditional Standard Format (PC)

 

Email Dave Lamothe at dlamothe@msudenver.edu if you have any questions or suggestions.

Spring 2021: Tuesdays @ 8:30 a.m.
STARTING January 26

(If you can’t join us live, be sure to watch the recordings on our YouTube channel)

Power Barre is a total body workout that alternates movements to improve balance, muscular strength and endurance. This class combines light cardio (optional) with body weight exercises to bring you a dynamic and fun workout. No equipment necessary. Open to all skill levels.

Join the class via Teams (here). We are using this platform (instead of FB/Instagram Live) so that you can share your camera if you'd like Chasity to assist you on your form. You can still join and not share your screen if you are not comfortable with that.

 

About your instructor: Chasity Gentry (certified by Power Barre)

I’ve always had a love for being active. When I moved to Colorado in 2016, I was most excited for all of the hiking trails and going to the mountains. I grew up in Nebraska, then moved to South Carolina before deciding to move to Colorado.  After taking a year to work and look into what schools I wanted to attend, I found MSU Denver and applied to get my degree in Public Health. I am beyond excited to see what this school has in store for me and to help others along the way! Come meet me at the Barre!

Spring 2021 ~ Fridays @ 9:30 a.m.
STARTING January 29
(If you can’t join us live, be sure to watch the recordings on our YouTube channel)

Tabata is a high-intensity interval training program that consists of eight sets of fast-paced exercises each performed for 20 seconds interspersed with a brief rest of 10 seconds.

Join the class via Teams (here). We are using this platform (instead of FB/Instagram Live) so that you can share your camera if you'd like Chasity to assist you on your form. You can still join and not share your screen if you are not comfortable with that.

 

About your instructor: Chasity Gentry (certified by ACE)

I’ve always had a love for being active. When I moved to Colorado in 2016, I was most excited for all of the hiking trails and going to the mountains. I grew up in Nebraska, then moved to South Carolina before deciding to move to Colorado. After taking a year to work and look into what schools I wanted to attend, I found MSU Denver and applied to get my degree in Public Health. I am beyond excited to see what this school has in store for me and to help others along the way! Come meet me at the Barre!

While our guided outings and rental gear are on hold for the time being, check out OP Online, our brand new (and evolving) Outdoor Pursuits online resources page. This page will be populated with great places to visit, resources and knowledge about safe travel in the backcountry, and ways to engage in and stay connected to the outdoors. Please send us good vibes along with ideas, links, resources and your thoughts, musings and writings about the outdoors, teambuilding, leadership development, or a related topic to Bryan Ferguson (bfergus3@msudenver.edu).

 All students, staff and faculty are invited to join our 10-week healthy challenge (late comers are welcome). Participate in group fitness classes and weekly exercises to see how far you can climb our leaderboard. This program is for all fitness levels as you are scored based on time commitment rather than strength or endurance. Prizes are offered throughout and to our leaders!

Two Leaderboards:

  1. Top individuals
  2. Teams (student orgs/clubs, sports teams, Staff Senate and Faculty Senate). Don't let your team down and make sure to recruit your classmates and colleagues to help your team get to the top.

Register here!

Earn points in three ways:

1) Attending Chasity's 30-minute LIVE group fitness classes will earn you 40 points/class. Can't make the live session? Follow the YouTube version for 35 points.

Tuesdays @ 8:30am ~ Power Barre
Fridays @ 9:30am ~ Tabata

2) Stretching/Yoga. Getting your blood flowing and muscles moving is super important to ward off sore shoulders, a throbbing back and hurting hips. We recommending stretching and/or Yoga in the morning and after sitting for a long time. Earn 1 point for each FULL minute. Bonus - it can even help your posture, calm your mind, relieve stress and even decrease tension headaches. Your eyes need a break from the screen, why not stretch while doing so.

3) Each week (Monday-Sunday) will feature a new [classic] exercise. You earn 1 point for each FULL minute of completion - these do not need to be consecutive minutes, just keep track throughout the week and report it the following Monday. Visit the "Roadrunner Rally" Office 365 Team chat to see a video demoing each exercise with easier and harder variations. You should be completing the variation that matches your ability and listen to your body - do not overexert yourself. These videos will be posted Monday mornings.

Connect with the instructors and other participants:

Join the "Roadrunner Rally" Office 365 Team to post in the chat and find video links.

Instagram: learn some fun tips/trips/facts from our #RowdyRECs series; follow our daily stories to test and share your knowledge with us

Facebook: check back weekly for interactive posts that can win you prizes

Youtube: get in depth with our staff about the outdoors, fitness, sports, leadership and professional development

Virtual Engagement @ MSU Denver

A coalition formed on our campus to centralize the efforts of departments and offices through MSU Denver to bring students virtual engagement opportunities. Our very own Dave Lamothe was invited to join this group of involved, caring individuals. Visit msudenver.edu/virtualengagement to learn more about how you can connect with your classmates and community.


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Campus Recreation
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1255 10th Street
Denver, CO 80204

campusrec@msudenver.edu


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303-615-1500

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303-615-1499