Strong Start: Five rec activities increase know-how, fitness, and fun for a new semester

Monday, January 23, 2023 Strong Start: Five rec activities increase know-how, fitness, and fun for a new semester

A University of Nebraska–Lincoln student walks on treadmill inside the Campus Rec Center.

The dawn of a new year and new semester is the perfect opportunity to refocus your personal goals in addition to your academic priorities.

However, the cold and unpredictable outdoor winter weather can thwart your enthusiasm for anything related to fitness and sport.

You can easily stay on track with these five training and instructional activities offered by Campus Recreation. All the sessions meet indoors and are instructor-led in small-group settings.

Click the name of each class to register online.



This small-group training is specialized to help participants improve on a group-specific goal related to strength, balance, hypertrophy, or endurance. Each session will be a fast-paced, 60-minute workout to teach proper weight-lifting etiquette, technique, and routine. Participants meet 3x weekly for six weeks.

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, January 30 – March 10, 2023
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Campus Rec Center, Strength Training & Conditioning Room

$90 per person



During each exercise session, a trainer leads participants in a total-bodv functional workout that incorporates an active warm-up, low-impact cardiovascular exercise, balance training, strength training, stretching, postural, and core strengthening. Participants get (10) 1-hour exercise sessions.

Tuesdays & Thursdays, January 31 – March 9, 2023
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Campus Rec Center, Cook Pavilion

$60 per person



This 6-week class caters to any runner, from those who are interested in taking on running for the first time to experienced individuals wanting to improve their current abilities. Participants meet 2x weekly for six weeks.

Tuesdays & Thursdays, January 31 – March 9, 2023
3 to 4 p.m.
Campus Rec Center, Treaadmill Loft

$60 per person


Athletic Training Basics

A 10-week non-credit instructional class. Learn the basic skills for first aid; measuring blood pressure; taping and wrapping; stretching; and basic injury evaluation. Class is open to any student interested in working for Campus Recreation’s Injury Prevention & Care or any health major wanting to learn more about sports medicine. Registration deadline: January 31.

SECTION 1: Wednesdays, Feb. 1–April 12, 2023
SECTION 2: Thursdays, Feb. 2 – April 13, 2023
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Campus Rec Center

$50 per person


CookWell Class: Taste of Vietnam

A one-night class to travel your tastebuds across the globe in an interactive cooking activity in which you practice making fresh and tasty Spring Rolls; a delicious hoisin dipping sauce; and Chè Thái, a traditional Vietnamese fruit cocktail. Registration deadline: February 6.

Thursday, February 9, 2023
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Rec & Wellness Center, Wellness Kitchen

$10 per person

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