RAC serves up a new fitness regimen

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By Anthony Lopopolo

The Recreation and Athletics Centre will continue to serve up a range of fitness and recreational activities this year.

Starting on Sept. 14, open crosscountry training will be available for both student and non-student members.

A host of cardiovascular activities are also slated to be held, with Latin cardio, yoga and spinning among the most popular classes.

Individual classes for guests cost $8 each. Students can purchase a membership for $35, while non-students can buy one for $70.

The gym offers a solution for weightlifting buffs too, with the STEP program — a workout based on choreographic movement — and TMC (total muscle conditioning) headlining a comprehensive list of programs.

The new Turbo Kick class, which strives to maximize your workout through a combination of kickboxing and dance, is an alternative workout for those who are athletically inclined. Boxfit, which hones all-around conditioning, offers a dynamic workout that includes a combination of boxing, agility, and balancing exercises.

If heading to the pool, Saturdays and Sundays are recommended for family swim sessions. Pool lanes are open for general fitness throughout the week, starting at 7 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

The RAC offers lessons for swimmers of various levels, with Red Cross Aqua Adults supervising the meets starting August 31. For the intense swimmer aspiring to compete, the Ryerson Masters Swim Club can accommodate both novice and expert swimmers on Monday and Wednesday nights.

Ryerson’s Dragonboat Club is also open to members and those interested in taking the canoe to the water. Venturing off campus, the club is a co-ed program with the aim to compete recreationally.

Get in touch with head coach Dominic Kahn at extension 4238 for more information.

All equipment is provided at the RAC and its affiliated classes.

For more information about clubs and the RAC’s facilities, log on to www.firefly.ryerson.ca/sportsandrec/index.cfm.


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