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October, 2011



Zip Into Action


Outdoor Pursuits to take Zip Lining trip to Mammoth Cave

f you’re looking for a quick and exciting getaway from campus, look no further than Outdoor Pursuit’s zip lining trip on November 5th! We will take the day to travel to Mammoth Cave National Park in southern Kentucky where we’ll be zipping in the morning and hiking in the afternoon.

Line-UP Zip Into Action, pgs. 1-2 Fitness Tips, pg. 2 SpookyDash, pg. 3 Strides for Cancer, pg. 3

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Flag Football Fun, pg. 3

Personal Training, pg. 4 Outdoor Rentals, pg. 4 Calendar, pg. 4

Buzz Worthy

Fit Tip

Don’t have time to make it into the Fitness Center between class? Here is a quick workout that you can do anywhere to help you stay in shape. Single-Leg Dead lift with Kick-Back Time: 4 minutes Targets: triceps, back, legs Stand with feet hip-width apart, holding 5-pound dumbbells with elbows bent so your hands are close to your rib cage. Lift your right foot behind you and bend forward slowly from the hips and straighten your arms backward, bringing them next to your hips. Return foot to the ground with elbows bent. Hold for ten seconds. Repeat Five times, then switch to your other leg.

@BUBeamanCenter Cardio Sculpt was awesome today! Can’t wait for next week! - Erin O’Brien

Worked out in the @BUBeamanCenter for the first time this morning-SO nice!! Great way to start the 1st day of classes. #workoutnerd - Haley Harris

Go Figure


Number of Bruin Cup points awarded to ATO. They had the most fans, best sportsmanship, and best tailgating complete with corn-hole and food!


Outstanding total of flag football participants that ran, passed, and cut down the field all weekend.


Number of fans that attended tailgating during the two day event. Both family and friends joined us at the fields to help cheer on their teams!

Flag Football weekend sets records!


Zip Lining

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ith Halloween right around the corner, outdoor pursuits is gearing up for its annual SpookyDash climbing event. On Thursday, October 27th, join us at the climbing wall from 6-9pm in your best Halloween costume. Prizes will be given for the best costumes! This enjoyable night of festivities is pot-luck style, so bring your favorite goodies to share.

The zip line course is one of the best and most beautiful in this area, consisting of 5 zip lines and 2 sky bridges. One hundred percent of past Outdoor Pursuit participants agreed that trips were a great way to meet fellow Belmont students. Zipping through the trees is not only a great way to get an adrenaline rush, but also a fantastic opportunity to experience the fall colors of the Green River Valley of South central Kentucky.

“Celebrating more Birthdays”

After zip lining, we will take a short hike through sections of Mammoth Cave National Park. Even though this park is primarily known for having the biggest cave in the nation, the park also features some beautiful trails and scenic views.

transportation. Stop by either the climbing wall or the Beaman Information desk to pick up a registration form!

Cost for this trip is $60, and includes the zip line course fee and

For more information, email Megan Erbes,

Fall Break Hours Fitness Center Holiday Hours of Operation Saturday, October 15: 9am – 8pm Sunday, October 16: 1pm – 5pm Monday, October 17 and Tuesday, October 18: 6am -7pm


Strides for cancer

aking Strides Against Breast Cancer sponsored by the American Cancer Society, and raises funds and awareness for breast cancer research in both the Nashville community and nationwide . The walk begins with a warm up and ceremony honoring breast cancer survivors and those who are suffering from breast cancer at 8 pm. The 5 mile walk begins at LP Field at 9:00 am and is routed throughout scenic downtown Nashville. Join Team Belmont on October 15, 2011 for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk benefitting the American Cancer Society. Team Belmont is sponsored by the Department of Fitness and Recreation and Health Services, and participates in this walk annually. No registration fee is required, but donations to are appreciated. Participants will receive 1 community service credit. To join Team Belmont, go to www.cancer. org/stridesonline and sign up under Team Belmont!

Flag Football Fun


he flag-football Jamboree, held October 1-2nd, was a huge success with 29 teams and roughly 300 participants. Teams played games over the course of two days and earned Bruin Cup points for sportsmanship, fan participation, and tailgating. Throughout the weekend 96% of participants said they were able to engage in positive social interactions, with 88% developing new relationships. To experience this excitement, get your team together and register for the Flag-football Blow Out weekend, October 29-30th! For more information check out, or go to to register before October 21st.

Fitness Center Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 6:00 am - 10:00 pm Friday: 6:00 am - 8:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm Sunday: 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Get Fit

With a little help you can achieve your health and fitness goals


Calendar of Events Fall Break Backpacking: October 15-18 Smoky Mountains Fall Break Holiday Hours: October 15-18

pen up a whole new world of fitness possibilities with personal training. By working out with a trainer, participants learn new exercises, receive hands on support in meeting their goals, guidance on correct form and injury prevention. Improved cardiovascular fitness, stronger bones, healthy body composition, proper posture, improved metabolism can all be improved with regular exercise. Whether you are looking to start your fitness journey, or are a regular gym user, personal training can benefit everyone. You can choose one hour individual sessions, half-hour sessions, or duo training where you and your friend can exercise together.

New Group Fitness Schedule Released: October 19

Packaging and pricing include: - 5 one hour sessions for $100 - 5 half hour sessions for $65 - 5 duo sessions for $150

SpookyDash Climbing Event: October 27 Fitness Center

For more prices and packages stop by the Beaman Information Desk today! Or contact Yuri Panzhin,

Zip lining Trip: November 5 Mammoth Cave

Outdoor Equipment Rental


Get outdoors and create your own adventure!

ith perfect, autumn weather finally here and the leaves starting to turn all the colors of fall, Tennessee camping Prices: season is at its finest. What better place to rent your 2 Person tent: $10 camping gear than from Belmont University Outdoor Pursuits? We 3 Person tent: $12 have everything you need for a weekend in the beautiful East 5 Person tent: $20 Tennessee hills or the calming waters of Land Between the Lakes. We have 2-, 3- and 5-person tents to sleeping bags and ground pads. Sleeping Bags: $8 Forecast looks a little chilly? Don’t worry, our sleeping bags come Ground Pads: $3 in 45- and 20- degree varieties. The friendly Outdoor Pursuits staff will even offer advice on where to find the best campsites, What to pack, and what to do when you get there. So come by the Beaman Informtion Desk or the climbing wall today and ask about Outdoor Pursuits equipment rentals. Check out several of our weekend prices below; the entire list of equipment can be found at

Flag Football Blowout: Rosters Due: October 21 Flag Football Blowout: Info Meeting: October 24

Turkey Trott: Rosters Due: November 11 Turkey Trott: Info Meeting: November 14 Holiday Hoops: Rosters Due: November 11 Holiday Hoops: Info Meeting: November 21

FitRec Illustrated - October 2011  

FitRec Illustrated is the Department of FItness and Recreation's monthly newletter.

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