With finals week fast approaching, there is no better time to step away from the stress of school and get focused, take a break, or even dance away the stress with Auburn’s Campus Recreation.
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This year, Campus Recreation is hosting Relaxation Week, an opportunity for students to get their minds and bodies active during the ever-stressful finals week. Starting Monday, April 30 and continuing through Thursday, May 3 Campus Rec will offer group fitness classes as an extension of their regular schedule, which ends this semester on April 25.
On Monday through Thursday yoga classes will be taught at noon by members of the yoga team. If yoga is not your style, upbeat dance and cardio classes will be at 3 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
“On Monday, we have Dance Jam with Melissa, who is graduating soon, so this will be students’ last chance to have a class with her,” said Pam Wiggins, the assistant director of group fitness for Campus Recreation. “Then, Tuesday we have a cardio and tone class with Emily and there will be Zumba on Wednesday with Christy.”
All of the classes will be in the Student Activities Center. The noon yoga classes will be held in room 205, and the 3 p.m. cardio and dance classes will be in room 207.
Also, all of the classes this week are free to all students. There is no need to purchase the $10 group fitness card needed for the regular group fitness schedule. All you have to do is show up to the classes and present your Tiger Card.
“While everyone is studying for exams, we want to give them a break from monotony and the opportunity to step out from their normal schedule,” said Christy Coleman, the group fitness coordinator for Campus Recreation.
In addition to providing a mental break from all that studying, there are other benefits as well.
“Studies have shown that people who participate in recreational programming on their campus have higher GPAs than those that don’t,” said Adam Sardinha, the new assistant director of marketing for Campus Recreation.
“In the past, we have not been able to have classes during finals week, and we want to see people using it,” said Coleman.