The fitness program at Recreational Sports provides a variety of fun and innovative programs to encourage a healthy and active lifestyle. We believe that each and every person should have the opportunity to enjoy physical activity and do so in a safe and supportive environment.
Our Fit Pass Class evaluations are now available online! Please click on the following link to fill out an evaluation for any Fit Pass Class you've attended: https://surveys.bus.oregonstate.edu/main.aspx?SurveyID=4933
Looking for a challenging workout or to relieve stress in a safe and supportive group environment? With over 80 classes offered each week, Fit Pass Classes allow you to pick and choose classes as they fit in your schedule and meet your fitness needs.
To participate in a Fit Pass class, OSU students or Recreational Sports Members must purchase a Fit Pass at Recreation Services. You can purchase a drop-in single class pass or you can choose from annual, 9-month and term pass options all of which give you unlimited access to all Fit Pass Classes. Times, days of the week, locations, and descriptions of classes can be found in the Fit Pass Schedule & Descriptions.
Once you have purchased a FitPass you must show your student ID at west entry and request a pass for the class you wish to attend. Passes will be available from 15 minutes prior to class up until class begins.
Nationally certified personal trainers are here to help you reach your fitness goals and be a healthier, happier you. Whether you are new to working out and looking to get sarted, or if you want to improve your strength or performance, our skilled trainers will educate you in proper exercise technique and help you create a fun and exciting comprehensive program including cardiorespiratory, resistance training and flexibility.
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What's your Fitness Level?
Fitness evaluations can provide you with a fitness baseline so that you can track your progress towards your personal goals and see how you rank among national standards for health and fitness. Evaluations are based on physical testing, so it is necessary for participants to wear comfortable athletic clothing and footwear.
Build a customized fitness evaluation to provide you with the fitness information your looking for (you can choose any or all of the tests that best meet your needs).
Possible tests include:
*All tests include optional resting heart rate and blood pressure measurements
Stop by Recreation Services to make an appointment today!
The first Monday of each month, stop the Fitness Services desk in Weight Room 1 for a body composition assessment! See the fitness services schedule for dates, times, and prices.
FREE! No appointment necessary. Stop by the Fitness Services desk in Weight Room 1 or Recreation Services and ask for a Fitness Specialist. Get acquainted with what Recreational Sports has to offer including our state-of-the-art fitness facilities and equipment, and our trend-setting programs
Want us to come to you? Request a fitness class or presentation from RecSports Fitness Services or from Health Promotion at Student Health Services. We are available to come to your residence hall, work site or Greek house. Programs and services can be catered to your needs.
Looking for a fast-paced and fun work environment with flexibility to meet your schedule? The personal training prep class will prepare you to become a personal trainer and is required for anyone interested in working as a trainer for RecSports.
Our prep class is Jan. 23 - March 8 on Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Advanced Personal Trainers work to provide post-rehabilitation and post-injury exercise programs designed to restore full function to individuals with injuries in conjunction with the physical therapist or athletic trainer. Contact: (541)737-7556
Available to students, staff, faculty & affiliates.
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Building muscle is extremely exercise-specific. Only the muscles that are exercised through progressive reisistance experience a training effect of increased size, endurance, or strength. However, reducing fat in a certain area (e.g., the abdominals or thighs) through exercise-specific training is a myth. Performing 1000 abdominal exercises a day will not create "toned" abs. Muscular strength and endurance will certainly improve, but to get a "toning" effect, the whole body needs to be trained to lose fat all over. Fat can be stubborn and people lose fat in the reverse order that they accumulated it. Diet and caloric expenditure plays a significant role in fat loss. (American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer Manual, 4th ed, p360)
Most women do not possess enough testosterone (an anabolic growth hormone) to experience significant muscle hypertrophy (growth in size). Even most men struggle to gain muscle mass. Genetics plays a significant role in the body's ability to grow. A specific and consistant training routine is required for the body to make any adaptation and gaining muscle mass is no different. A training program that consists of 70% of 1RM (one-rep max) for three sets of 8-10 whole body exercises is not enough volume to develop excessive muscle hypertrophy in most women. (American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer Manual, 4th ed, p360)
Resistance training is beneficial for all ages if done safely and appropriately. Elderly individuals are still able to gain muscle mass. Children too can engage in resistance training, though the focus of such a program should be on form and technique, not the amount of weight being pushed around. Every age group can benefit from resistance training, such as increased bone density, improved body composition, and proficient motor-skill performance. (American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer Manual, 4th ed, p361)
Muscle and fat are seperate and unique tissues. Muscle adapts to demands placed upon it, which is to say that muslces hypertrophy (grow) through resistance training and atrophy (shink) if the the training program is discontinued for a significant period of time. Fat stores usually change with a training program as well, decreasing during training because the body is more active and burning more calories, then increasing when not training due to lower enegy expenditure. Some simple steps to avoid this shift are to maintain an active lifestyle and balance caloric needs. (American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer Manual, 4th ed, p362)
Please contact the Fitness Coordinator if you have questions or want additional information.
Have you recently had a personal training session? Evaluate your trainer by filling out this online survey: https://surveys.bus.oregonstate.edu/main.aspx?SurveyID=5027&cmd=survey
Working with a personal trainer will help you not only learn how to exercise properly to reach your goals, but also stick to an exercise program and hold yourself accountable. Personal trainers will help you set realistic goals and help you meet them by designing a personalized workout program. Despite your fitness goals Recreational Sports Personal Trainers will ensure that you leave every session educated and motivated for your next workout!
Making an appointment with a Recreational Sports Personal Trainer is easy:
1. Browse our Trainer Bios (available at Recreation Services and at the Fitness Services Desk in Weight Room 1) and choose the individual whose experience, and specializations you feel most fit your needs.
2. Print off and fill out the Intake Form (pdf) and Doctor Consent Form (pdf), if applicable, and bring the completed forms to Recreation Services in Dixon. Forms are also available at Recreation Services.
3. Registration, payment can all be done at Recreation Services in Dixon. Scheduling for appointments is done between you and your selected trainer or choose from already set Get Started times available for your convenience (appointments will be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance).
See prices for personal training in the Fitness Schedule.
The name says it all, in this 90 minute appointment, a Recreational Sports Personal Trainer will help you set personal fitness goals, complete a fitness evaluation (optional), and design an individualized exercise program to fit your unique needs and reach your goals. Your personal trainer will take you through each exercise instructing proper form and technique to ensure you feel comfortable and confident completing your workout. This session gives you all the tools you need to Get Started with a fitness routine.
Individual sessions focus specifically on your fitness goals and needs. A one-on-one personal training session will allow a trainer to focus on your needs and ensure proper form. A perfect follow-up to our Get Started appointment, advance your program, learn new exercises, and have the accountability of a personal trainer working with you to help you reach your goals.
Partner training allows you and a friend to go through a personal training session together. With partner training, our trainers can design a program that is both catered to you and your friends goals while flexible enough to be continued in the future. Partner training sessions are great for people planning on making a habit out of working out together or for those who want to save more money on the cost of personal training.
Small Group Training allows you and up to five friends to pitch in together and save even more money on the cost of personal training. With small group training, you can work towards establishing a routine that will be efficient and effective for everyone in your group.
The Department of Recreational Sports (DRS) policy regarding Personal Training at the DRS is restricted to only those individuals that have been specifically employed by the DRS for this purpose. Any participant observed or even assumed to be personal training with a member in this facility that is not employed as a DRS personal trainer will have their DRS privileges suspended or revoked. An individual may be suspected of personal training if he/she is (but is not limited to)assisting a member/s with:
2) equipment and adjustments
3) program writing & design
4) explaining and providing exercise technique
5) meeting with the same individual on a frequent basis
6) encouragement and counting sets and repetitions
7) getting and returning weights for a member
8) following a member around the room and telling them what to exercise next
9) member pays another individual that is not an DRS Personal Trainer for an exercise session
In the State of Oregon no regulations exist regarding the profession of personal training. This lack of regulation causes many under-qualified or uneducated "trainers" to claim the title of "Personal Trainer". Due to liability issues and other reasons listed below, the DRS requires all trainers working within the building to maintain certification through a nationally recognized organization and meet specific academic requirements essential for quality personal training. The DRS upholds these strict criteria for trainers in an effort to ensure that the personal training program remains a quality service on the cutting edge of this field.Personal training for our purposes is defined as one-on-one fitness instruction to another individual.