Tag: Campus REC

  • Ship Talk Episode 3: Outdoor Programs & Campus Rec

    Ship Talk Episode 3: Outdoor Programs & Campus Rec

    Episode 3 of Ship Talk, the new Portland State University Admissions podcast, is out today! Listen as Chris Bullard, Senior Coordinator for the Outdoor Program, talks with co-hosts Stacey and Kanani about the Outdoor Program and Campus Recreation at PSU. We learn how students can explore Oregon’s great outdoors with the Outdoor Program’s many guided…

  • A New Fit Experience

    by Beth Royston Earlier in the year, I had the opportunity to try something I’d always been curious about — working with a personal trainer. I was fortunate enough to try purchasing sessions with a personal trainer from campus Rec, with the hopes that I could get assistance developing an at-home routine that would help…

  • Getting Active

    Getting Active

    by Beth Royston I used to play a lot of sports, but stopped playing in high school for various reasons before an injury put all sports on hold. I’ve played soccer, tennis, lacrosse, and volleyball, and really enjoyed all of them. I knew I wanted to get more active again, and hoped to find something…

  • A Healing Hiatus

    A Healing Hiatus

     By: Anna Sobczyk Exercise is my catharsis, and it takes something major to throw me off my routine. A year ago, that unexpected “something major” happened. I developed sesamoiditis, the inflammation around two tiny bones in the ball of the foot, and it caused severe pain when I ran. I stupidly kept running on it…

  • ’80s Night at the Rec

    ’80s Night at the Rec

    Being the photographer and designer for the Rec Center means a couple things. I get to know about a bunch of great events happening here early, and I get to be included in most of them. My job includes everything from photographing the events to designing most of the materials used in them and to…

  • Fitness for Haters

    Fitness for Haters

     By: Xylia Lydgate As the Marketing and Outreach student coordinator for Campus Rec, part of my job is encouraging students to use our facilities and programs. When talking with students at the Rec Center’s information table, I encounter many fitness haters. Oftentimes I notice it is because they have misconceptions about the programs we offer…

  • Wim for the Win!

    Wim for the Win!

     By: Xylia Lydgate For those of you who don’t know, Wim Wiewel is the president of Portland State University. He took a break from the office on May 6 and walked over to the Urban Plaza to play a round of kickball at Campus Rec’s Pride Kickball event. I’d had the opportunity to meet with…

  • How Technology Has Improved My Fitness Habits

    How Technology Has Improved My Fitness Habits

     Photos and Post by: James Wilson Being a full-time student on top of working and maintaining a connection with family and friends is already hard enough. Adding the right time to get any bit of a workout or any form of physical activity adds just another layer. Technology for me has already made that first…

  • My Epic Snowboarding Experience [for Beginners]

    My Epic Snowboarding Experience [for Beginners]

      By: Xylia Lydgate This past weekend was my second time snowboarding and I had a blast, thanks to Campus Rec’s Ski Shuttle. I was more than ready to make a comeback from my first snowboarding experience, which involved me not having snow pants and falling down the mountain every five feet. This time I…