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                                               Campus Rec News 8/30-9/5

Facility Update: All facilities are open and will follow the Fall 2014 facility schedule. Click the Informal Recreation tab on the left-hand side and then click Informal Recreation Schedule for the facility hours.

Don’t forget that IBC Locker sales will be taking place on Wednesday, September 3rd. Be sure to arrive early. Locker sales will begin at 6:30am and will be first-come-first-serve.

Intramurals: Registration for Fall Intramural Sports started on Monday, August 25th for Flag Football, Outdoor Soccer, Field Hockey and Volleyball. Grab a group of friends and sign up as a team, or fill out a free agent form and we will find a team for you! Register at www.imleagues.com/temple

Program Updates: Registration for the Couch to 5k program ends on Friday, September 5th. If you’re interested in running but don't know where to start, Couch to 5k is the program to participate in. The first 25 participants to register will take part in both a lecture series as well as engaging in group running sessions. The goal of this program is to have registered participants prepared to race in the City 6 5k Run on November 8, 2014. For more information, contact Anthony Alongi, Fitness Coordinator at anthony.along@temple.edu or 215-204-9697.

At Pearson and McGonigle Halls, Campus Rec has a pool located in the basement. Stay motivated and fit by logging your lengths at Pearson Pool 30 each time you come for a swim. Complete 20 miles by the end of the semester and receive a Campus Recreation prize! Visit the pool during any open hours to participate all semester long.

On Friday, September 5th Campus Rec will be hosting Net Night starting at 7 p.m. This event takes place every Friday night throughout the Fall 2014 semester. If you’re looking to play volleyball, badminton, or table tennis then come to the Pearson and McGonigle Halls 3rd Floor Rec Courts to join in on a night of fun!

Patrons can sign up at the beginning of the semester for the Mezzanine REWARDS card and be eligible to receive prizes based on attendance and completion of fitness challenges. Each REWARDS card is valid for one semester and can be redeemed at the Front Desk of the 2nd Floor Fitness Mezzanine in Pearson and McGonigle Halls.

Healthy Tip: Here is your simple checklist for a longer life. Read this article for 5 daily habits to lengthen life.

http://www.livestrong.com/article/545201-5-daily-habits-for-living-longer/

Featured Facility: Located at the corner of 15th Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue, the Independence Blue Cross Student Recreation Center (IBC) is Campus Recreation’s largest gym. The IBC includes a free weight area, several selectorized pieces of equipment, cardio equipment, group fitness sessions, an indoor track with 3 lanes, racquetball courts, and an outdoor court. Click the Informal Recreation tab on the left-hand side of our website and then click Informal Recreation Schedule to find the IBC’s hours.