Upcoming Events

January

1/27- Fitness Workshop: Barre Sculpt Workshop

10am-12 pm Dance Studio, LaHaye Recreation and Fitness Center

Join us at in the Dance Studio in the LaHaye Recreation and Fitness Center on Saturday, January 27th, for our second Barre Sculpt Workshop! Learn how to use various ballet, yoga and Pilates inspired exercises to improve your muscle tone and overall flexibility. Gain practical knowledge, experience, and a great workout while having a blast!  All levels welcome! Sign-ups will be available online on the LaHaye Recreation and Fitness Center Group Exercise page 24 hours before the class.

  • Learn how to correctly perform various barre movements
  • Improve your muscle definition and flexibility
  • Get a great workout while having a blast!

 

1/30- Wellness Workshop: Aromatherapy and Your Health

5:30-6:30 pm Mind/Body Studio, LaHaye Recreation and Fitness Center

People commonly think that "aromatherapy" refers to anything that smells good, like scented candles, potpourri, and perfumes. We use the term "aromatherapy" to refer to the therapeutic application of plant essential oils (usually diluted in some type of solution) by qualified individuals.

During the workshop, you will be introduced to the properties and qualities of essential oils through interactive lectures and demonstrations. Discover essential oil techniques, how essential oils are produced, and various way to use them! You'll also learn how to create a more natural, healthy lifestyle with Aromatherapy So join us as we uncover the mysteries behind essential oils and the benefits they may have on your everyday health! Sign up today! 

  • Participants can enjoy samples of different aromas
  • Learn where to purchase essential oils and what health benefit they have
  • Enjoy a relaxing room with information on manual ways to heal your body

February

2/03- Fitness Certification: Barre above Certification

9am-5pm Dance Studio, LaHaye Recreation and Fitness Center

Are you interested in becoming certified to teach Barre above™ and Barre fusion classes? Join us on February 3rd from 9:00am-5:00pm in the LaHaye Recreation and Fitness Center as we host our first ever “Barre above™” training! This training will include - Admittance to an 8-hour Live In-Person Barre above™ Instructor Certification with Master Trainer Riley Shaia; CECs; and Instructor Certification Materials provided on the certification date. Attendees will be certified to teach Barre above™ and Barre fusion classes upon completion of the 8-hour day. Please contact Heather Gaunt at hmcallahan@liberty.edu for pricing and more information. Please register online. 

  • Receive training from Master Trainer Riley Shaia
  • Learn how to teach Barre above™ and Barre fusion classes
  • Receive your Barre above™ certification!

 

2/10- Fitness Workshop: CrossFit 101

10am-12pm LaHaye Recreation and Fitness Center

Join us on February 10th from 10am-12pm for our first-ever CrossFit 101 workshop! CrossFit is a type of high-intensity training program that incorporates various kinds of functional movement workouts. Come prepared to learn more about the various aspects of CrossFit while having hands-on experience to practice what you learn. All levels are welcome!

  • Learn what CrossFit is
  • Practice what you learn
  • Learn from an experienced trainer

 

2/15- Wellness Workshop: Love Your Heart- Tips for Longevity

12-1 pm Terrace Conference Room, Jerry Falwell Library

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Heart Disease is currently the number one cause of death in the United States. In an effort to combat this rising statistic, come join us in the Terrace Conference Room on February 15th to learn tips on how to stay heart healthy! Sign up today! 

  • Beat the current statistics
  • Improve your health
  • Learn tips for longevity

 

2/17- Fitness Workshop: Fundamentals of Yoga Workshop

10am-12pm Mind/Body Studio, LaHaye Recreation and Fitness Center

Whether you are interested in starting a yoga practice, or you have been practicing for years and would like to fine-tune your alignment in fundamental poses, the Fundamentals of Yoga Workshop is the perfect opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the most well-known yoga asanas within a vinyasa practice. A yoga instructor will work with the class to break down the anatomy and alignment of poses, giving you the tools to practice yoga with greater intention and body awareness. Practicing with correct alignment will maximize the benefits of each pose, allowing you to progress in your practice more quickly. Join us on Feb. 17 in the Mind/Body Studio of the LaHaye Recreation and Fitness Center from 10am-12pm to enhance your practice!

  • Gain a greater understanding of anatomy and alignment of fundamental yoga poses
  • Learn to practice with intention and body awareness
  • Maximize the benefits of your practice

 

2/24- Fitness Workshop: Olympic Lifting Workshop

10am-12pm LaHaye Recreation and Fitness Center

This workshop is a sequel to our CrossFit 101 workshop. Join us February 24th from 10am-12pm as we take you through the basics of Olympic Weightlifting and how to use it appropriately in your CrossFit training. Be sure to sign up online up to 24 hours in advance and come dressed to lift!

  • Discover the benefits of Olympic lifting and how to incorporate it into your CrossFit workouts
  • Learn the four major movements you must be able to do before Olympic Lifting
  • Learn the regressions and progressions for lifts such as the snatch and Clean and Jerk

 


March

3/7- Wellness Workshop: Nutrition Workshop

12-1:30 pm Terrace Conference Room, Jerry Falwell Library

Are you looking for a way to improve your eating habits while learning more about nutrition? Then stop by the Reber Thomas Dining Hall on March 7th from 12-1:30 pm to participate in a cooking demonstration! Hear from Liberty’s Campus Registered Dietician, Rachel Saunders, and come prepared to ask questions. You won’t want to miss it!

  • Participate in a cooking demonstration
  • Hear from a registered dietitian
  • Have your questions answered

 

3/8- Wellness Workshop: Strength Training for Baby Boomers

12-1 pm Terrace Conference Room, Jerry Falwell Library

What’s the big deal about strength training? According to Mayo Clinic, strength training may help you develop strong bones, manage your weight, enhance your quality of life, manage chronic conditions, and sharpen your thinking skills. But, where do you begin? Join us on March 8th from 12-1 pm in the Terrace Conference Room to learn more about strength training basics from one our experienced exercise science professionals. Be sure to sign up online!

  • Learn why strength training is important
  • Practice various strength training movements
  • Have your questions answered

 

3/10- Yoga Workshop: Yoga Backbend Workshop

10am-12:30pm Mind/Body Studio, LaHaye Recreation and Fitness Center

Join us on Saturday, March 10th in the Mind Body Studio at the LaHaye Recreation and Fitness Center as we unlock the many benefits to a regular backbend practice. Back bending regularly can improve posture, counter the rounding forward of the shoulders, improve mobility of the spine, improve your mood, and give you a boost of energy. In this workshop, RYT Heather Gaunt will talk you through the best way to warm your body up for safe back bending, giving you practical ways to incorporate them into your practice to improve your overall wellbeing.  

  • Unlock the benefits of a regular back bending practice
  •  Learn safe and effective ways to warm the body up for back bending
  • Learn practical tips to add backbends into home practice

 

3/27- Campus Rec Job Fair 

1-4 pm Location: Montview Campus Rec Office

Are you interested in working under Campus Recreation? Consider stopping by on March 27th between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm to hear more about our available job opportunities! Campus Recreation is comprised of Student Activities, Recreation Centers, Intramural Sports, and Outdoor Recreation. So, whether you are interested in marketing, member services, aquatics, or refereeing, we may have a spot for you here!

  • Stop by the Campus Rec Job Fair
  • Learn more about available job opportunities
  • Speak with current employees 

April

4/13- Golden Boulder- Bouldering Competition

4-11 pm Rock Wall, LaHaye Recreation and Fitness Center

Curious what it is like to be in a rock climbing competition? Come and join us for a chance to have a great time with music, food, prizes, and fellowship with other students of all levels. There is a beginner, intermediate and advanced category. Awards are given for our top male and female, top dyno competitor, and crash pad stacking competition winner. Have a chance to win great gear from our event sponsors, or one of $75 worth of raffles just for participating!

The competition takes place on April 13th. You will be able to choose to join a group of no more than 40 others for 2.5 hours of climbing. Prizes and awards will be given out after all groups have finished and results are determined. Pre-registration is $5 and day of registration is $10. Sign ups coming soon!

  • Enjoy friendly competition against other students and friends
  • Enjoy the music, food and fun
  • Try all new boulder problems set for the competition

 

4/7- Yoga Workshop: AcroYoga Workshop

10am-12:30pm Mind/Body Studio, LaHaye Recreation and Fitness Center

AcroYoga is the union and balance between acrobatics and yoga – it requires two people to work together, communicate effectively, and trust each other to create beautiful, strong movements. Join Heather and Elliot Gaunt as they lead you through the basics of how to begin an AcroYoga practice, what the base and the flyer need to know, and how to practice safely. This workshop is for anyone who has basic yoga experience and is willing to trust, laugh, and fall!

  • Learn the basic foundation of AcroYoga and its benefits
  • Learn how to trust and communicate with your partner
  • Use the tools in the workshop to become stronger, more balanced, and more flexible

 

4/19- Wellness Workshop: Building Equipment Free Workouts

12-1pm Terrace Conference Room, Jerry Falwell Library

In our modern-day society, we have been over taken by computers and overwhelmed with responsibilities. So how can we fit exercise into our day? Join us on April 19th from 12-1 pm in the Terrace Conference Room to learn more about building equipment free workouts! Equipment free workouts will enable you to build on functional movements while maximizing your time. Be sure to invite a friend and sign-up online!

  • Learn from certified personal trainers about how to build equipment free workouts at home
  • Learn how to make time for exercise when you can’t get to the gym
  • Get your fitness questioned answered

 

4/21- Fitness Workshop: Hip Hop Workshop

10am-12pm Dance Studio, LaHaye Recreation and Fitness Center

Join us at the LaHaye Recreation and Fitness Center on Saturday, April 21st, for the Hip Hop Workshop! Learn how to break down and create exciting and dynamic Hip Hop dance choreography with an experienced instructor. Gain knowledge, experience, and a great workout while having a blast!  All levels welcome! Sign-ups will be available online on the LaHaye Recreation and Fitness Center Group Exercise page 24 hours before the class.

  • Learn how to break down and create Hip Hop dance choreography
  • Practice choreography in a fun group setting with an experienced instructor
  • Get a great workout while having a blast!

May

5/3- Wellness Workshop: How to Sleep for Optimum Health

12-1 pm Jerry Falwell Library

Have you been feeling cranky, stressed, or emotionally overwhelmed? Consider looking at your sleep habits. According to the National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute, sleep plays a vital role in protecting your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety. If you wish to improve your health and learn more, join us on May 3rd in the Terrace Conference Room at the Jerry Falwell Library!

  • Learn about the importance of sleep
  • Improve your sleeping habits
  • Improve your quality of life

 

5/5- FitFest

8am-2 pm LaHaye Parking Lot, LaHaye Recreation and Fitness Center

Finish your Spring semester on a healthy note at Recreation Centers’ first-ever FitFest! Join students, faculty, and staff on May 5th from 8:00 am-2:00 pm for a time of activities, prizes, and more! There will be a fun run 5k to start of the day, followed by a CrossFit competition and workshops happening throughout the course of day. Competitors and spectators are free to roam around the vendor village, participating in various games and activities. The Personal Training area will be doing free 10 minute fitness consultations, and fitness testing for VIP ticket holders. You are able to come for free with general admission or purchase a VIP ticket for $10. VIP gives you access to the fitness consultations, fitness testing, and a gift from Recreation Centers! If you wish to participate in the CrossFit Competition, please refer to the details below. 

  • Enjoy Food Trucks, Vendor Village, Massage Therapy, Games and Prizes
  • Participate in the fun run 5k to start your day off right!
  • VIPs enjoy fitness consultations, fitness testing, and group fitness workshops
  • Participate in or come root on our athletes for FitFest CrossFit Competition!

 

5/5- FitFest CrossFit Competition 

8am-2 pm LaHaye Parking Lot, LaHaye Recreation and Fitness Center

More details to come!

 

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