By: Xylia Lydgate
I have been coming to Campus Rec for a little over two years now but only recently watched (and rewatched) this video— gives me goosebumps every time! What strikes me most about it is how it really accentuates the inclusivity at Campus Rec. It is more than just a building or a gym; it’s a community that welcomes all students and community members with open arms.
As a Campus Rec employee, I find myself here all the time; partly because I work here but also because it’s a place where I can relax and unwind after a long day. When I’m done with school and work, I stay and hit the Fitness Center. I’ve never been much of the athletic or “sporty” type— and for the record, I’m probably the most uncoordinated person when it comes to hitting, throwing or dodging balls— but I simply enjoy working out on my own. Moving from the cardio floor to the weight room, I become easily lost in the tempo of my workout routine, the catchy tunes of my playlist, the rhythm of counting my reps, and the constant beating of basketballs hitting wooden courts fade into the soundscape.
There’s a place for everyone here, even if you’re not a “gym junkie.” Hit the courts and play a youthful game of H-O-R-S-E, challenge your friends to a match of table tennis or grab a couple swim noodles and hose down a friend in the pool (yes, they do serve as multi-functional water guns). Of course ya can’t forget about our TV lounge and those comfy couches in the locker rooms! So the next time you’re waiting between classes or need a place to “hang out,” drop by the Rec and make yourself at home.
How do you like to play?
10 thoughts on “A COLLEGE STUDENT’S PLAYGROUND”
I like to go swimming in the pool and sometimes go running on that track.
I miss being a student at PSU
Being a PSU student is pretty awesome. I hope you’re able to stick around when the expansion is complete and use the Rec as an alumni!
ya I used the Rec Center when I was an alumni for several months, but I had to pay the $35 dollars fee for a certain amount of months. I wanted to expand my membership for $35 for 12 months, however the people at the front desk said it was too expensive. I was like no its only $100 so I went to La Fitness instead to go swimming. I really miss swimming in that pool and chatting with my friends in the sauna. Ohh hell ya I would be trekking around PSU once the expansion is finished. Do you know when it will be done?
I also enjoyed my time as a PSU student. I met so many new people that I didn’t know before, but it was interesting to expand my community of friends. PSU is definitely the place to be as a college student.
The expansion is projected to be completed by Viking Week (starting Sept. 21). There will be a personal-trainer led tour on Wednesday of that week from 11-12pm for anyone interested in testing out the new equipment and walking around the renovated space. It should be great fun! http://www.pdx.edu/recreation/events/exploring-campus-recs-evolution?delta=0
I also miss hanging out on those comfy couches, watch TV or either relax after I finished classes. Man those couches are the best!!
I really wanna go swimming. I plan on going this fall and I can’t wait!
I’m excited for you to start! If you get the chance, you should check out SwimX or our new Splash Fit class coming this Fall: http://www.pdx.edu/recreation/aquatics-and-safety. They’re both great programs for staying active in the water.
Ooo, thanks for the tip!