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Department of Fitness and Recreation Offers Outdoor Excursions, Special Events

Student do paddle board yoga at the lake at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. September 9, 2017. Student do paddle board yoga at the lake at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. September 9, 2017.

Students joined Belmont’s Department of Fitness and Recreation (FitRec) last Saturday at Hamilton Creek Marina on Percy Priest Lake for a paddleboard yoga session. Students of all experience levels were able to work out with FitRec while relaxing in the scenery of the lake. Also, students recently joined David Good, strength and conditioning coach for the Nashville Predators, in exercises frequently used by the Predators players as part of a “Train Like the Preds” special event

Students in yoga poses on paddleboards on a lake

These programs are just a few of the many opportunities offered to students, faculty, staff and alumni through Belmont FitRec. In addition to off campus outdoor excursions, the department also offers on campus options for sports and recreation. Intramural sports include spikeball, flag football and volleyball, among others, and Belmont club sports include tennis, swimming, equestrian, hiking, and many more.

As part of their outdoor programming, FitRec also hosts an annual Boulderdash Climbing Competition, which aims to test men and women against gravity while building outdoor community. Last year, 26 climbers participated in the climb, and another 65 students participated in its accompanying convocation.

According to James Zeller, Director of FitRec, “It is our hope that each person that comes through our doors can find ‘their fit’ within our department. It could be taking advantage of the climbing wall, racquetball courts, rec gym or weight room; participating in a group exercise class like Zumba, Yoga or Interval Training; playing intramural basketball, volleyball or wiffleball with your friends; or getting individualized workout sessions with your personal trainer. There are plenty of opportunities to find your fit with FitRec!”Students doing jumping jacks in the rec center gym

Upcoming FitRec events include:

  • Tues., Sept. 19, 8-11 p.m.: FitFest 2
  • Fri., Sept. 22, 5-6 p.m.: Parent and Family Weekend Barre class
  • Fri., Sept. 29, 2-3 p.m.: Train like a Titan Cheerleader
  • Oct. 2-6: Wellness Week events

For a full list of events and group fitness classes, visit the campus calendar.

Membership to the fitness center is included in all tuition and fees for students and is free for all faculty and staff. Memberships are also available for purchase for alumni and family members.

The Department of Fitness and Recreation exists to provide members of the Belmont community with facilities, programs and services that educate, promote and support a healthy and active lifestyle.