TWU to participate in NIRSA 2020 Recreation Movement

Sept. 23, 2020 — DENTON — TWU’s Fitness and Recreation program and Health and Wellbeing Initiative are gearing up for the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association’s (NIRSA) 2020 Recreation Movement.

The university, along with more than 100 colleges and universities, will participate in the virtual fitness challenge that began September 17 and runs through the end of the fall semester. 

Recreation Movement collects millions of movement minutes from participants while connecting university students, faculty, staff and alumni from across the country, providing access to hundreds of self-care options as well as a sense of community. Minutes logged are also tabulated to create a leaderboard.

This opportunity gives our students access to activity videos from more than 100 universities throughout the nation,” said Michelle Reeves, TWU’s Health and Wellbeing director. “However, the challenge is broader than just clocking workout minutes and allows our community to record any physical activity like walking the dog or mowing the lawn.”

For several years, TWU participated in an outdoor competition sponsored by the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) and won the 2019 challenge. When AORE announced in March that the 2020 challenge would be cancelled, TWU began seeking alternatives to help keep the TWU campus community moving. 

Recreation Movement offers new live and pre-recorded workout classes, and the leaderboard  helps maintain a friendly college rivalry during the duration of the program. The competition also includes weekly drawings for individual prizes. Each week five students who enter 200 or more minutes in that week will be entered to win a shirt from one of the participating schools.

While health professionals recommend adults exercise, on average, 150 minutes a week, or 20-30 minutes a day, people’s quarantine-adjusted routines are forcing them to find creative ways to remain active all while fighting the risk of exposure. To maintain these recommended active minutes, the 2020 Recreation Movement encourages participants to keep moving through daily fitness challenges and workout classes, as well as individual exercises including walking, running, hiking and more. 

TWU faculty, staff and students can register with a twu.edu email address at 2020 Recreation Movement and get started today!

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