The UK Campus Recreation and Wellness Department is continually monitoring current University of Kentucky and Commonwealth of Kentucky policies concerning availability of our programs and services. We will be using this page to provide updates to our services, and to provide information for alternative recreational and wellness programs. Please visit this page frequently, or follow us on social media, for up-to-date information.
For university-wide resources, select this Remote Learning Resources link.
Johnson Recreation Center:
Virtual Offerings -- Campus Recreation and Wellness
Group Fitness Classes are now available! Follow the link to sign up.
Koru is an evidence-based program specifically designed with college students in mind to help in the reduction of stress and anxiety while also increasing one's sleep and self-compassion. Participants will learn specific skills that help calm and focus their mind, including breathing exercises, guided imagery, body scan, and more! Please select the Koru Mindfulness link and join us!
Make a Zoom appointment with a Wellness Coach.
Virtual Recovery Meetings
For summer meetings, Mississippi State has opened its all-recovery meeting up to all southeastern University students. You can attend these meetings on Tuesdays at 3pm EST via the link here.
The Association of Recovery in Higher Education has created a list of national recovery meetings for students which can be found here.
Active at Home:
Being stuck at home all day can make it harder to get active. Try some of the following to keep your activity levels high and boredom low!
- Go for a run, jog, or walk outside – if you are on or near campus, WellKentucky has created a PDF file showing walking/jogging maps with 1mile - 3mile routes! You can also use the UK Health and Wellness website to quickly find a route that meets your needs.
- Have stairs inside or outside of your house/apartment? Walk or run up and down to get your heart rate up and to increase muscular endurance in your legs.
- Use resistance bands to work out at home if you have them! Not sure what to do with them? Here is an example of a full-body workout using only bands - https://www.acefitness.org/getfit/rubrbndwkout.pdf
- Bodyweight exercises can provide a great workout. Check out this article on ACE’s top 25 exercises to do at home - https://www.acefitness.org/education-and-resources/lifestyle/blog/6593/top-25-at-home-exercises/
- Get your heart rate up by planning a circuit work out. Find more information about how to do that here - https://www.acefitness.org/education-and-resources/professional/expert-articles/5050/how-to-create-an-effective-circuit-workout/
- Use a washcloth or hand towel as a slider to add a challenge to some of your movements! Learn more about how to use sliders here - https://www.acefitness.org/education-and-resources/lifestyle/blog/4843/challenge-your-entire-body-with-sliders/
- AQUATICS: Here are some articles from United States Masters Swimming for keeping your body well stretched while out of the water...https://www.usms.org/fitness-and-training/articles-and-videos/articles/four-essential-stretches-for-swimmers
- Social Distancing in the Outdoors - this site offers guidelines for staying active outdoors
Looking up workouts or ways to get active online? Make sure it is coming from a credible source! Look for websites that end in .gov, .org, or .edu or if you look on Youtube make sure that the person you are listening to is a certified fitness professional!
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