Try something different at MRU Recreation
Our top three out-of-the-ordinary on-campus workout picks
This year’s 2014 MRU Fall Rec Guide offers a huge variety of traditional and non-traditional ways to get active for all abilities and interests. From top-grade swimming and climbing facilities; to fitness classes including yoga, belly dancing, and Tai Chi; to intramural sports including dodge ball, flag football, and futsal there is an activity for everyone. The 2014 guide also offers a lot of ways for those who want to try something different. Ask yourself the following questions and see what unique activities might interest you.
Do you find yourself regularly skipping arm days at the gym but enjoy shooting hoops?
Try wheelchair basketball. Your arms might not be used to the movements used to navigate a wheelchair causing major gains. The MRU league is open to people of all abilities. The rookie/junior league requires no experience, and instruction before games is provided by the Grizzlies Wheelchair Basketball Association. MRU students get 15 classes for $15 dollars and drop-ins are also available. Classes start on September 24.
Do you find sumo suits hilarious and know how to kick a soccer ball?
Sign up for bubble soccer. Team members wear ‘bubble suits’ that cover the majority of their body and legs while playing a modified version of soccer. This is real and yes, it’s ridiculous. So give it a shot and laugh on the court while you burn calories. You can register, before November 17, with MRU Recreation for $30 dollars a team (of six) or $8 dollars for an individual. The league starts in November.
Do you have a lot of anger built up from waiting in the Tim Hortons coffee line-up?
Release your anger and get an incredible workout in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). The training program offered at MRU works your entire body. You don’t have to be a ninja or ultimate fighter to participate, but it’s a unique way to take your fitness routine to the next level. There are even opportunities to become an MMA competitor. To participate, you must first become a MMA Club member for $5 dollars. Registration rates are $55 dollars to $99 dollars for repeated sessions. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out the full list of MRU recreation activities available in the online 2014 MRU Rec Guide at www.mtroyal.ca under the ‘Campus Services’ tab.