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Fall 2010

S W E N c e R Brought to you by:


& SPORTS SERVICES In this issue you’ll find: -HLS Facility Hours and Closings -Aquatics Renovation Update -Upcoming Trips -Intramural Sports Schedule

-Rugby Club in the Spotlight -Group Fitness Schedule -Employment Opportunities SO MUCH MORE!


Director’s Corner Welcome Back!

Fall is always a very exciting time on college campuses across the country. See new faces, catch up with old friends, share summer adventures, and be seen at the Rec. Recreation and Sports Services is dedicated to providing diverse learning opportunities while instilling a lifelong commitment to wellness. In addition to our new Recreation and Sports Services newsletter, here are a few other things we have been up to while you were away: • Find our new YouTube page at • Use the latest technology to stay in touch by using the new service HOTHAND. • Swim in our Aquatic Center this fall after its $4M renovation. In addition, there are new Outdoor Adventure trips to sign up for and new IM teams to join (where the only loser is the non-participant). Perhaps a sport club is of more interest. We have 21 for you to choose from. Or check out our updated fitness schedule, Detox with Yoga, or Shred-n-Burn. Need incentive? Get a personal trainer. They are smart, fit, and cute! Need a job? We can help. Visit our booth at the on campus job fair, August 31. We’re glad you’re back. See you in one of our programs and don’t miss Fall Frenzy. William M. Healey Director of Recreation


Get Recreation activity updates, intramural schedules and scores, and much more with Recreation’s new mobile service HOTHAND! YOU choose to receive updates by e-mail, phone, or both! Visit to get started!

HLS Facility Hours

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Outdoor Adventures

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Intramural Sports

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Sport Clubs

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Personal Training

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HLS Facility Hours


Be sure to stop by Oct 11-15 for Homecoming and Nov 20 for Open House!

Fall Semester Hours

Break Semester Hours

Friday, August 20-Friday, December 10 Monday-Thursday 6am-11pm Friday 6am-8pm Saturday 8am-8pm Sunday 12pm-8pm

December 11-23 (Winter Break) Monday-Friday 8am-8pm Saturday 10am-6pm Sunday 12pm-6pm

September 6 (Labor Day) November 11 (Veterans Day) November 24 (Close at 8pm) November 27, 28 (Thanksgiving Holiday) Monday-Friday 12pm-8pm Saturday 10am-6pm Sunday 12pm-6pm

The facility will be CLOSED the following dates:

Holiday Semester Hours

Aug 7-19 for Summer Break Nov 25-26 for Thanksgiving and Dec 24-Jan 2 for Holiday Break

All Current UWF students, staff and faculty have FREE access with a current Nautilus card. Membership passes are available as follows: UWF Student Household Member Household Pass Not Enrolled**

Semester $60 $125 $60

Annual *** *** ***

UWF Alumni Wellness Pass* Recreation Pass Household Pass

UWF Faculty/Staff Retiree Household Member Household Pass

Semester $60 $60 $125

Annual $125 $125 ***

Additional Classifications Semester Leisure Learning Society $125 Locker Rental $15

*Includes membership to HLS Facility and Aquatic Center

Semester *** $90 $225

**Must have attended UWF the semester prior

Annual $310 $225 ***

***Not available

The University of West Florida’s Health, Leisure and Sports Facility has been declared a Red Cross Emergency Shelter. It will be the first shelter opened in many emergency situations. In the event that circumstances warrant it, the HLS Facility will be closed to the public and will be under the control of the Red Cross until the event has passed. Should this occur, HLS Facility patrons will be notified through Argus, WUWF 88.1, Recreation’s website (, and signs posted at the entrances and throughout the facility. The University is very pleased that we are able to offer this service to our community in times of need. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause you, and we thank you for your support and patronage.



Hours of Operation

Under Construction

Recreational Swim M-R




Diving Boards M-R F-Sun


Adult Lap Swim M-R Swim Club Hours M-F MWF

1-6:30pm 6-8:45pm

The Aquatic Center will operate better than ever when it reopens in late fall. Some new features include: -A dehumidification system -An additional diving board, bringing the total to 2-1M spring boards and 1-3M springboard -A new filtration system -New, larger lockers

6:30-8am 11am-12:30pm

-Noise abatement treatments

Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times. Ages 16 & older allowed in with photo ID.

Get current updates on the renovation at and the Aquatics Facebook page.

When the center reopens, look for these events! Biathlon: UWF’s Biathlon is open to UWF

students, staff and faculty as well as the local community. The event is designed for the novice biathlete and occurs during the fall semester. The Challenge consists of a 5K run and a third of a mile swim. Prizes are awarded.

Swim Around Aruba: Challenge

yourself to “Swim Around Aruba,” or at least to swim the number of miles that it would take you to swim around Aruba. After the completion of this semester long program, you’ll have bragging rights and a t-shirt!



Outdoor Adventures, or OA, provides outdoor trip experiences and skills training to members of the UWF community. Join us for fun and excitement in spectacular, natural settings. All programs are open to beginners, NO experience necessary, so come out and try something new!

Free Beginner Climbing Clinics are offered every day!




The Climbing Wall is not open on holidays, breaks or any time the HLS Facility is closed

Aug 28 Welcome Week Tubing Trip

Catch up with old friends and make new ones while relaxing down the Coldwater River. Just $5 provides transportation, tube, and coolers to float your lunch downriver. Spots go quickly, so sign up early at the Recreation Service Desk.

September 3-5 Bankhead National Forest Camping & Backpacking September 11-12 Canoe & Camp Blackwater September 18 Deep Sea Fishing September 25-26 Florida Caverns Overnight Camping October 2-3 Fort Pickens Invasion October 9-10 White Water Rafting October 23 Snorkeling Day Trip October 26 Halloween Hike Enter...if you dare! Join us for a spooky nighttime hike around University Park. Eerie sounds and a hair-raising adventure await you. Join us for this absolutely free spooktacular event!

November 6 Beach Kayak Day Trip November 20-21 Tallulah Gorge State Park Full Moon Bridge Hike November 27-28 Lookout Mountain Alabama Foliage Hike Take part in a Saturday Sailing Clinic! These clinics are offered by the Sailing Club and is FREE for all UWF students, faculty and staff. MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE


Interested in any of these events? E-mail OUTDOORADVENTURE@UWF.EDU, visit or visit the Climbing Center for more information!


NTRAMURAL SP RTS September 2010

Registration I Aug. 30 – Sept 2 7-10pm This registration includes flag football, bowling, and an outdoor soccer tournament

Registr ation I Registr ation I Football Pick ‘Ems Start/ Flag Football Capts Mtg

Flag Football League (Mon-Thurs 7-11pm) Playoffs Playoffs Playoffs Playoffs

October 2010 Outdoor TournaSoccer ment Corporate Cup

Registr ation II Registr ation II Volleyball 5 Dodgeball 5:30 Capts Mtgs

Registration II Oct 4-7 7-10pm This registration includes volleyball, dodgeball, wallyball, kickball, a home run derby, and a disc golf tournament Dodgeball League (Sundays 6-9pm) Volleyball League (Mon-Thurs 7-11pm)

November 2010 Volleyball Playoffs Capts Mtg

Playoffs Playoffs Playoffs Football Pick ‘Ems End

Playoffs 31st Annual

Flag Football Championships

The 31st Annual Regional Flag Football Championships will be held November 12-14!

Don’t have a team, but wanna play Intramural Sports? Become a FREE AGENT! Contact Intramural Sports ( or come to registration and put your name on the free agent list. Team captains who need players are encouraged to draft players from the free agent list, or build your own team with other free agents!




Thank you Michael Parlato, UWF Rugby Club President, for telling us about the Rugby Club!

We wish you success in the upcoming season!

How did you get involved with the Rugby Club? I took an Intro to Philosophy class with a guy on the team. He mentioned I should give it a try. I came out to a practice, tried it, liked it and have been playing ever since. Who do you play against? The UWF Rugby Club competes in the Deep South USA Rugby Conference. The club travels to compete with schools across the Southern plain, including the University of Southern Mississippi, Ole Miss, Tulane, University of Louisiana-Lafayette and FSU. What does your season look like? The Fall Semester is Pre-Season. There are four to five single games and usually two tournaments. The Regular Season takes place during the Spring Semester with six games, then playoffs. Why should people join the Rugby Club? It’s a great way to make lifelong friends. The guys that play rugby create a fraternity, or brotherhood, of their own. This brotherhood extends to rugby players on the teams we play against also. The Rugby Club also gives back to the community. We support Big Brothers/Big Sisters and teach children how to play the game. Are you recruiting new players? How can someone join the Rugby Club? Yes, we need new players! Stop by one of our practices (Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5pm on the Intramural Field), e-mail or find us on Facebook (ArgoRuggers). Sport Club Listing Aquatic Racing - Ballroom Dance - Cheerleading - Climbing - Cycling - Dance - Disc Golf Fencing - Handball - Paintball - Racquetball - Men’s Rugby - Sailing - SCUBA - Shotokan Karate Skateboard - Soccer - Surf - Table Tennis - Wrestling - Wakeboard/Waterski

Contact for more information on a sport club, or if you would like to start a new one!

Group Fitness Fall 2010


Monday, Aug 23 – Sunday, Dec 5


Group Fitness canceled on the following: September 4-6, November 11, 24 after 7:30p, 25-28







Cycle Kaitlyn

Spinnerval (6:30-7:45) Carla

Cycle Kaitlyn

Spinnerval (6:30-7:45) Carla


Beg. Yoga Keeli

Turbo Kick Karla

Beg. Yoga Keeli

Turbo Kick Karla

Pilates Tara 11:30a-12:30p Green Studio

Rock Hard Abs John Pedagogy Gym

Pilates Tara 11:30a-12:30p Green Studio

Rock Hard Abs John Pedagogy Gym


Cycle Kirby






Cycle (4:00-5:00) Kim

Hard CORE (4:30p-5:00p) Rodney Pedagogy Gym

Muscle Confusion Rodney Pedagogy Gym

Muscle Confusion John H. Pedagogy Gym

Cycle Robin

Hard CORE (4:30p-5:00p) Rodney Pedagogy Gym

GFIT (4:00-5:30) 72/209

T-N-T (5:00-5:30) Molly W Green Studio

Cardio Sculpt Ashley M.

Tai Chi Jared

Cardio Sculpt Ashley M.

Tai Chi Jared

Int. Yoga Brian

Step Kim

The Yoga Power Hour Bobby

Step Kim

The Yoga Power Hour Bobby

Int. Yoga Brian

Butts-N-Guts Rhiannon

Gentle Yoga Elena Bosu Blast Amber

Yoga Fitness Paige

Cycle Kirby

Pilates Mollie M.

Int. Yoga Jacob



Int. Yoga Jacob

Xtreme Cycle (8:30-9:45) Wayne Muscle Confusion (10:00-11:00) Rodney/Kaitlyn Pedagogy Gym

Gentle Yoga Elena

Butts-N-Guts Rhiannon

Recreation reserves the right to alter or change class hours or class schedule at any time. GROUP FITNESS PROGRAMS - GET INVOLVED! All classes are held in the blue studio unless otherwise indicated.

Group Fitness Sampler (Thursday, Aug. 22) – Bldg 72for–each Blue Minimum of 2 participants must be dressed on time classStudio or class will be cancelled. Must be on-time for class. Late comers will not be allowed in class.

Fit 5-0 (Monday, Aug. 23 – Friday, Dec. 3) – Bldg 72 – Blue Studio For more information, please contact (850) 474-2815 or Bringing Back Fitness! – (Monday, Aug. 23 -- Sunday, Aug. 29) Yogis Take a Hike (Sept. 23) – Meet in Bldg 72 Yoga Across the World (Monday, Oct. 1 – Friday, Oct. 31) – Bldg 72 – Blue Studio Spin Across the U.S.A. (Monday, Nov. 1 – Friday, Dec. 3) – Bldg 72 – Blue Studio Tone Up for Turkey Day (Nov. 14 – Nov. 24) – Bldg 72 – Blue Studio

Class Descriptions


Gentle Yoga (Levels 1-3): Explore gentle movements to increase flexibility, strength and well being. Beginner Yoga (Level 1): Connect with your body, mind and spirit in this FITNESS BASED yoga class. This class is a combination of breathing, strength, flexibility, balance and relaxation techniques. Intermediate Yoga (Level 2): Connect with your body, mind and spirit in this FITNESS BASED yoga class. This class builds upon the fundamentals of Beginner Yoga to increase strength, balance and flexibility in a relaxing setting. Advanced Yoga (Level 2-3): Increase your yoga practice by pushing your strength and flexibility as you develop your form and learn new poses. Power Yoga (Level 2-3): A high-paced yoga practice that combines the balance, strength and flexibility of yoga with the cardiovascular benefit of constant, flowing movement. Benefits include strengthening and loosening of the muscles, balance and mental relief. Pilates (Levels 1-3): The focus of this class is to strengthen the body’s core muscles. Pilates improves flexibility, coordination, muscle control and strength through physical and mental conditioning. T-N-T (Trim-N-Tone) (Levels 1-3): An EXTREME workout consisting of upper body sculpting with free weights, mixed with intense cardio and body sculpting components. Butts and Guts (Levels 1-3): Feel the burn with this class designed to target the abdominals and glutes. Increase your abdominal strength while tightening up your back-side. Step (Levels 1-3): High intensity cardio workout that will target your hips, glutes and thighs! Get ready to work! Turbo Kick (Levels 1-3): is a combination of intense kickboxing moves, as well as dance moves, all choreographed to high energy and motivating music. Cycle (Levels 1-3): Get ready to sweat in this journey through hills, sprints, jumps, etc.! All levels are encouraged to attend for an intense cardiovascular and strengthening workout. Spinnerval (Levels 2-3): A high intensity cycle class paired with weight intervals for an awesome total body workout. Rock-Hard Abs (Levels 1-3): This class offers innovative exercises designed to strengthen the abdominal, oblique and lower back muscles. It is an ideal addition to another class, or can be taken alone. Hard Core (Level 1-3): A 30 minute gut-grinding session that will help strengthen your abdominals, obliques, lower back and improve your posture! Muscle Confusion (Levels 2-3): Confuse your muscles with something new each class! Improve your muscular strength/endurance, aerobic capacity and flexibility in this intense workout! Bosu Blast (Levels 1-3): Explore new ways to exercise using the bosu ball, along with other equipment to build muscles and stay fit. Cardio Sculpt (Levels 1-3): Consists of total body sculpting for a whole body experience. This class helps participants develop muscular strength and endurance using a variety of equipment including weights, body bars, stability balls and more! Xtreme Cycle (Level 1-3): A combination of cycling and toning exercises that not only strengthen the muscles of the legs, as well as other parts of the body by using medicine balls, resistance bands, bosu balls, and free weights. Tai Chi (Level 1-3): a series of movements and postures developed under the traditions of Taoism as a means of self-defense, moving meditation, as well as a way to invigorate one’s own vitality. Yoga Fitness (Level 1-3): Take this class and you will build strength, and increase flexibility, and increase your overall well being. Level 1: For those who are new to Group Fitness programs and/or exercise programs. Level 2: For those who are familiar with Group Fitness programs and have some experience with exercise programs. Level 3: For those who are active in Group Fitness programs and are currently involved in an exercise program.

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FREE Semester Long Fitness Incentive Programs. Join one today! ArgoFit

Monday, August 30 – Wednesday, November 24 ArgoFit rewards you for maintaining a consistent workout schedule. It’s just this simple: the more you work out, the better prize you’ll receive! Sign up at the lower fitness center desk and collect a logbook to keep track of your progress.

Argo Weight Club

Monday, August 30 – Wednesday, November 24 The Argo Weight Club can help motivate you to increase your strength. You may try out for the Argo Weight Club at any time throughout the semester. All you have to do is inform an on-duty Fitness Monitor that you would like to try out for the Argo Weight Club. It’s that easy!

Ultimate Fitness Challenge

Tuesday, August 31 – Saturday, November 20 This free incentive program is designed to test aerobic capacity, muscular strength, endurance and internal drive! Compete to complete all 300 reps in the fastest time possible. Top 3 times receive prizes!

Other Personal Training Offerings Women On Weights

Tuesday, September 7 – Saturday, November 20 WOW is a 10-week program designed to increase the number of women engaging in resistance training. The program will introduce, demonstrate and train women on a variety of exercises designed to enhance overall strength, flexibility and cardiovascular health. Cost is $125.

Push-up Pull-up Contest

Tuesday, Aug 31 – Thursday, Nov 18 Think you can do the most push-ups and pull-ups? Participate in this contest and prove it! Check with HLS Service Desk for cost.

Which strength training routines are good for beginners?

Any strength training routine should include at least 8-10 exercises that train all the major muscle groups of the body. The ACSM recommends that strength training be done on at least 2-3 nonconsecutive days. Initially, one set of 8-12 repetitions should be performed to the point of volitional fatigue.

Will strength training make you “bulky” if you are a female?

This is one of the biggest misconceptions of weight training for females. The muscular gains that males make are due to hormonal responses that cause such drastic changes in muscle mass. Although females can and will gain muscle, the changes are not as apparent as seen in males. Weight training is must in any training program! Engaging in a consistent weight training program will assist with burning more calories, improving bone mineral density, and will help the body work efficiently.

Check out

EXERCISE VIDEOS found in our Exercise Library


Contact for more information on personal training, group fitness or any of these programs!


ACE PERSONAL TRAINING COURSE When: Fridays, Sept 10 - Dec 3 9:00 - 10:30am 72/212 Cost: $199; Current UWF student: $125 Discount on Exam registration

The ACE Personal Trainer Certification is continually evaluated and updated to ensure that it includes the most current research in exercise science and keeps today’s fitness professionals ahead of the competition. Upon successful completion of the ACE Personal Trainer Certification Exam, you will have demonstrated your knowledge of: Risk factor screening Fitness assessment Nutrition Exercise science

Exercise programming and progressions Instructional and spotting techniques Lifestyle modification Professional scope of practice

ACE GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR TRAINING (G.F.I.T.) COURSE When: Thursdays, Sept 9 - Nov 12 4:00-5:30pm 72/209 Cost: $175; Current UWF student: $125 Discount on Exam registration

Passing the ACE Group Fitness Instructor Certification Exam demonstrates you possess the foundation of knowledge and skills necessary to teach a safe and effective group fitness class, no matter what type of modality. This includes: Anatomy Kinesiology Exercise Physiology Instructional Techniques

Class Design Cueing Injury Prevention

ACE LIFESTYLE & WEIGHT MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT COURSE When: Thursdays, Sept 9 - Dec 2 4:00 - 5:00pm 72/212 Cost: $175; Current UWF student: $125 Discount on Exam registration

Earning the advanced-level ACEÂŽ Lifestyle & Weight Management Consultant Certification demonstrates that you have the knowledge to develop sound, balanced weight-management programs that bring together the three critical components for long-term weight management success: nutrition, exercise and lifestyle change. With the ACE Lifestyle & Weight Management Consultant Certification, you will: Greatly enhance your qualifications and increase your appeal to employers and clients Be better equipped to help your clients with long-term weight-loss success Remain confident with the career-long support you will receive from ACE *Information on this page was taken from website

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Be sure to mark your calendar for these events! September 2010 Fall Frenzy 4-6pm Robotic Kickoff Heart Walk & Battle of the Hall Stars

Family Family Weekend Weekend Family Weekend

October 2010 Open House Corporate Cup

Region II Championships Soccer Hosted at Brosnaham

Wheelchair Basketball

November 2010

Regional 31st Flag Annual West Florida Football Championships

EMPLOYMENT Looking for a job on campus? Some Recreation job opportunities include: Aquatics Lifeguard Water Safety Instructor Facility Operations Facility Attendant Fitness/Wellness Fitness Center Monitor Group Fitness Instructor Personal Trainer Intramural Sports Intramural Sports Supervisor Official Outdoor Adventures Trip Leader Climbing Wall Intructor Internships are available in Marketing, Accounting and Intramural Sports. For a complete listing of open employment opportunities, visit Recreation’s website or UWF’s HR website (

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