If there is one thing students know to be true, it’s this: there are few things more fun than an impromptu dance party. It’s the reason why we loved flash mobs in 2009 (like this classic) and why you should check out Get Fresh next Thursday.
For four weeks, MoveU and UTSU are hosting a variety of fun outdoor sessions to give students a chance to relax and get active. From 12:00 to 12:45 on Thursdays, students can stop by Hart House Circle to take part in a quick dance fitness session. This week featured Socacize™, a fun dance class set to Soca music that will have your legs burning in just minutes (in the best way possible).
MoveU, an initiative that partners U of T and ParticipACTION, is all about three things: fun, activity, and balance. The tri-campus initiative seeks to help students build a healthier life on campus so they can thrive personally and academically. Jill Cressy, Assistant Manager: Fitness and Instruction at the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, says getting active is not only a great way to meet friends, it also helps students remain alert and productive.
Students at U of T are lucky to have a huge number of athletic resources: both the Athletic Centre and Hart House hold registered and drop-in classes for everything from fencing to Zumba and are also home to gyms, tracks, and pools.
But, you don’t need to be a gym rat to incorporate fitness into your campus life. It can be as easy as attending the last Get Fresh session on October 2, which will be an instructor-led Zumba class or a quick yoga session in your room.
Don’t forget to keep an eye out for fun MoveU events coming up: on October 7, students will be able to take a Sneak Peek at the new facilities and spaces at the Goldring Centre which will include a variety of beginner-friendly fitness and movement classes from 11 am to 2 pm; currently on the list are MoveU Circuit, Fit Mix, Hip Hop, and Zumba.
Students can follow MoveU on Facebook or Twitter for more information about upcoming events and can visit the Hart House and Athletic Centre websites to find out more about physical activity opportunities on the St. George Campus.