Spring 2024 Grad Fitness Week

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Graduate and Professional Student Congress is inviting both new and returning graduate and professional students to the Spring 2024 Grad Fitness Week on Feb. 5-11 at the HPER Building. Grad fitness week is a weeklong event aimed at promoting physical fitness and utilization of UREC among graduate students.

Physical fitness plays a vital role in supporting the overall well-being and academic success of graduate students, leading to improved mental health, reducing the risk of depression and anxiety. Regular physical activity has also been linked to improved cognitive function, including better concentration, memory and problem-solving skills.

To access the HPER Building you will either need your student ID or the UREC App. Twenty-five graduate students who participate would be selected via random selection to receive a $25 gift card each. Food will be provided from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7.

Please find below the daily schedule of events.

Monday, Feb. 5

Class Options

Cycle 6:30-7:15 a.m. in the HPER Cycle Studio (Floor 1 by racquetball courts)
Strength 6-6:45 p.m. in HPER 216
Cycle Beats 7:30-8:15 p.m. in the HPER Cycle Studio (Floor 1 by racquetball courts)

Tuesday, Feb. 6

Class Options:

Cycle 6:30-7:15 a.m. in the HPER Cycle Studio (Floor 1 by racquetball courts)
Mobility/Flexibility 12:30-1:15 p.m. in HPER 216
Cycle 5-5:45 p.m. in the HPER Cycle Studio (Floor 1 by racquetball courts)
Cycle Express 6-6:30 p.m. in the HPER Cycle Studio (Floor 1 by racquetball courts)

Wednesday, Feb. 7

Student choice day! Take a quick tour, ask questions, try out some new equipment or check out the treadmills and ellipticals for some nice cardio inside.
GPSC Fitness Week Celebration 6-8 p.m. in HPER Gym 1 (Floor 2)

Thursday, Feb. 8

Class Options:

Cycle 6:30-7:15 a.m. in the HPER Cycle Studio (Floor 1 by racquetball courts)
Barre 12:30-1:15 p.m. in HPER 216
Cycle 5-5:45 p.m. in the HPER Cycle Studio (Floor 1 by racquetball courts)
Cycle Express 6-6:30 p.m. in the HPER Cycle Studio (Floor 1 by racquetball courts)

Friday. Feb. 9

Group Fitness Class: Latin Dance 12:30-1:15 p.m. in HPER 216

Saturday, Feb. 10

Open Swim in the HPER Pool 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (HPER Pool is located on the Floor 2, next to the women’s locker room)

Sunday, Feb. 11

Try climbing with UREC Outdoors! No experience or equipment needed – just ask staff for help, and if you’ve never climbed before, let them know!

Climbing Wall Open 4-8 p.m. in HPER Gym 1 (Floor 2)
Bouldering Wall Open 5-9 p.m. in HPER 102

For Group Fitness Class registration, sign up for class through the UREC Member Portal or UREC App. Classes open for registration 24 hours in advance!

Feel free reach out for more information/inquiry to GPSC President Kolade Olatunde, [email protected], or GPSC Health Committee Chair Smruthi Chintakunta, [email protected].

https://news.uark.edu/articles/69236/spring-2024-grad-fitness-week

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