Time and time again we hear about the many benefits of engaging in regular physical activity. For some of us, it may also seem like time and time again, we run into a barrier that keeps us from maintaining a consistent routine or even getting started with exercise in the first place. However, by identifying barriers in advance, we can develop strategies to overcome them and keep moving!
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Something everyone has experienced when it comes to exercise is muscle soreness. Although it is often a by-product of exercise, it’s not desirable since it inhibits movement, decreases range of motion, and indicates inflammation in the body while it persists.
To our Notre Dame family, those at various intersections of identity, historically underrepresented people of color and other marginalized identities, and to the Black members of our family who are angry, do not feel safe, and are wanting change: we see you, we are here for you, and we will do our part to help you.
Setting a goal that you really want to achieve is a great start, but we need to be able to continue working at that goal if we want to achieve it.
Goal setting and proper goal planning are two of the best tools to help you stay motivated during and after quarantine. Pick a goal that matters to you - make sure it’s something that you want to do and learn about what benefits it provides to your daily life.
It's summertime and this means increased temperatures! It's important to stay safe while exercising in the heat.
RecSports has partnered with Wellbeats to gain access to the same on-demand fitness classes that we offer in our Private Fitness Studios in the Smith Center for Recreational Sports. Unlimited streaming access to Wellbeats on-demand fitness is available now through July 31!
Congratulations to the Notre Dame Class of 2020! Although this isn’t the way we envisioned the year ending, we are still Notre Dame, even when far apart. We will especially miss staff who have graduated and are now officially Notre Dame alumni!
The competition this year was the closest we had seen in the past four years. We are pleased to announce our Interhall Champions for the 2019 – 2020 school year.
If you have a body, you have a gym! It is important during this challenging time to maintain or even get active! Please be sure to adhere to your local government’s regulations at this time as well. Our tips are based on the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommendations for US adults.
Bengal Bouts has taught me the value of hard work and dedication – the lessons have been brutal at times, but the process has been the most fulfilling journey I know.
Didn't get a chance to try out your favorite Semester Registration Group Fitness Class or F.A.S.T. Class this semester? It's not too late! As of March 6, Semester Registration Group Fitness Classes & F.A.S.T. Classes are 50% off.
It was a beautiful day to crown 7 champions in Notre Dame Stadium. Congratulations to all!
Our marketing staff member shares about her experience in a recent cycling class.
Due to Easter Break, the Smith Center Facility Hours have been adjusted between Thursday, March 29 - Sunday, April 1.
Wishing you would have signed up for a Group Fitness or F.A.S.T. Class earlier this semester? Select classes are now 50% off!
Due to a special event within the Duncan Student Center, the Smith Center Basketball Courts will be closed March 25 from Noon - 5:00 p.m.
CONGRATULATIONS to Keenan & Keough Halls for winning our Interhall Men's Ice Hockey Championships!
2018 marks the 88th year of the University Boxing Championships – the Bengal Bouts – at Notre Dame. Around 200 young gentlemen who make up our boxing club will face off with their teammates and friends at the Purcell Pavilion (Joyce Center) for a piece of Bengal Bout History.
Next time you are in the gym, be sure to check out our new wall murals! See if you can find all three! For now, here is a little sneak peak of one of them up on the third floor by the TRX Synergy equipment.
Trying to get a workout in, but still need to study for that test? YOU CAN DO BOTH! The Smith Center for Recreational Sports offers a unique Life Fitness treadmill desk that allows you to walk at varying speeds, while still providing a good workout in the process!
RecSports offers American Red Cross Adult CPR/AED and First Aid certification courses. This blended course combines award-winning, engaging and interactive online simulation learning plus an in-person classroom session to learn and practice critical lifesaving skills for certification. Click here for more info.