LaHaye Student Union Events


 

Upcoming Events


September 2017


 

9/21- NASM Certified Personal Trainer Course

6:00-8:00 pm Thursdays | Sept 21- Nov 16 | Campus Recreation Conference Room GH

Join us for the National Academy of Sport's Medicine Certified Personal Trainer Course! Once you register, you will be signed up for the online modules and our in-person course. The CPT exam is included in the price, and can be taken after the course if completed.

We will meet every Thursday night for 8 weeks from 6-8pm, going through the chapters, giving out homework assignments, and performing labs to help increase your comprehension of the NASM material, which will couple well with your online coursework for the exam. There are 16 modules to be completed, and each participant will receive an access code and be mailed a textbook. Sign up is $100 deposit with $524 total for the course, materials, and test. It can be split $199 for the test, $325 for course and materials.

 

9/21- Wellness Workshop: “Mobility for Desk Dwellers”

5:30-6:30 pm | Active Learning Room, Jerry Falwell Library

On average, Americans are sitting 13 hours a day and sleeping 8 hours a night resulting in a sedentary lifestyle of around 21 hours a day.  It is almost impossible not to sit.  We sit in a classroom, office, car, bus, couch, or desk, just letting our muscles tighten and shorten.  This is a growing problem that needs to be cut off at the root.  This presentation will focus on practical ways to cultivate a lifestyle where sitting is not the status quo.  You will learn tips and tricks to increase mobility and eradicate the ever present disease of a sedentary lifestyle. Sign ups are available online. Registration will remain open until the start of the event as space allows. 

  • Participants will understand the plague that has hit our nation in regards to sitting
  • Participants will learn how to take steps to a more mobile lifestyle
  •  Participants will use practical strategies to increase mobility and improve overall health

 

9/26- 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. Join us as we uncover the mysteries behind essential oils and the benefits they may have on your everyday health! Sign ups are available online. Registration will remain open until the start of the event as space allows. 

  • 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

 

9/30- Yoga Workshop: Arm Balance

10:00 am-12:30 pm | Mind/Body Studio, LaHaye Recreation and Fitness Center

Join us as we experience dynamic movements that test our body’s limits.  Bend over sideways and backwards as we are led by a certified yoga instructor. Enjoy calming music as we find and connect our breathing patterns to our body movement.  Learn more about your body’s strengths and weaknesses and how to improve upon them.  Be ready to aim high and test your body in ways you did not think were possible.  Sign-ups will be available on the LaHaye Recreation and Fitness Center Group Exercise page one week prior to the event. Registration will remain open until the start of the event as space allows.   

  • Participate in yoga exercises that will strengthen your body
  •  Speak with the yoga instructor about any questions you may have
  • Challenge yourself to achieve yoga poses you never thought you would do


October 2017


10/11- Workshop: Martial Arts/Self-Defense

5:30-7:30 pm | Dance Studio, LaHaye Recreation and Fitness Center

Have you ever wanted to learn how to defend yourself from harm? It may be hard to imagine, but every day at least one person across the globe endures physical assault by a stranger or someone close to him or her. In an effort to protect and prepare the Liberty community against assault, Recreation Centers will be having a martial arts/self- defense workshop on October 12th from 5:30-7:30pm. This class will teach individuals how to be prepared in dangerous and unforeseen situations while increasing your self-confidence. Sign ups are available online. Registration will remain open until the start of the event as space allows. Be sure to come out and invite your friends. We look forward to seeing you there!

  • Increase your self-confidence
  • Learn self-defense moves
  • Improve your mental and physical strength

 

10/19- Wellness Workshop: Lynchburg Chiropractic Spinal Screening

12:00-1:00 pm | Terrace Conference Room, Jerry Falwell Library

Regular, vigorous physical exercise, a healthful diet, and sufficient rest are not the only components of a comprehensive program of health and well-being. Regular chiropractic care is an additional key factor. By identifying and correcting nerve interference, regular chiropractic care helps your digestive system to efficiently utilize the food you are consuming. By reducing neck and backaches and pains, regular chiropractic care helps you achieve a more restful, reinvigorating sleep. Join us as we learn lifestyle choices that contribute in maintaining a healthy spine and nerve system that helps support all the other things you are doing. Sign ups are available online. Registration will remain open until the start of the event as space allows.

  • Receive a free spinal screening and see your results
  • Learn from a doctor of chiropractic how chiropractic care can help neck/back problems
  • Experience the benefits of chiropractic and why you should get adjusted regularly

 

10/21- Yoga Workshop: Inversion

10:00 am-12:30 pm | Mind/Body Studio, LaHaye Recreation and Fitness Center

Join us as we experience dynamic movements that test our body’s limits.  Bend over sideways and backwards as we are led by a certified yoga instructor to better learn the techniques of back bends.  Enjoy calming music as we find and connect our breathing patterns to our body movement.  Learn more about the strengths and weaknesses of your body and how to build upon them.  Be ready to challenge your flexibility and learn the basics to back bending. Sign-ups will be available on the LaHaye Recreation and Fitness Center Group Exercise page one week prior to the event. Registration will remain open until the start of the event as space allows. 

  • Participate in yoga exercises that will strengthen your body
  •  Speak with the yoga instructor about any questions you may have
  • Challenge yourself to achieve yoga backbend basics

 

10/26- Wellness Workshop: Cycling for Heart Health

7:30-8:30 pm | Cycle Studio, LaHaye Recreation and Fitness Center

According to the American Council on Exercise (ACE) if you are looking for a cardiovascular workout that offers a large expenditure of energy with minimal impact on your hips, knees and ankles, indoor cycling is an excellent option in both areas. With a little bit of knowledge you can ensure that an indoor cycling class is the most challenging workout of your week and have a lot of fun while doing it! Sign ups are available online. Registration will remain open until the start of the event as space allows.

  • Participants will be able to experience what cycling feels like
  • Exercise while learning about the benefits of cycling
  • Learn more about classes offered at Liberty University

 

10/28- Fitness Workshop: Hip Hop Workshop

10:00 am-12:00 pm | Dance Studio, LaHaye Recreation and Fitness Center

Join us at the LaHaye Recreation and Fitness Center on Saturday, October 28th, 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 on the LaHaye Recreation and Fitness Center Group Exercise page one week prior to the event. Registration will remain open until the start of the event as space allows. 

  • 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!

 

November 2017


11/4- Fitness Workshop: Fundamentals of Strength Training

10:00 am-12:00 pm | Dance Studio, LaHaye Recreation and Fitness Center

Want to learn more about strength training? A regular strength training program helps you reduce body fat and burn calories more efficiently, which can result in healthy weight loss. Strength training helps preserve and enhance your muscle mass and bone mass, regardless of your age.  So what’s stopping you?  Join us for a workshop that will challenge your exercise habits for good.  Learn the fundamentals of strength training as well as the importance of resistance training not only now but in the future as well.  Sign-ups will be available on the LaHaye Recreation and Fitness Center Group Exercise page one week prior to the event. Registration will remain open until the start of the event as space allows. 

  • Learn the fundamentals of strength training
  • Learn practical ways to incorporate strength training in your routine
  • Participate in the movements that are necessary for healthy training

 

11/9- Personal Trainer Workshop: “Staying Healthy Over the Holidays”- Part One

5:30-7:30 pm | Active Learning Room, Jerry Falwell Library

Thanksgiving break is just around the corner!  Get excited as we celebrate the holidays while keeping our health in mind.  Come ready to learn about healthier options for holiday meals, practical tips on how to stay healthy over the holidays, and how to stay motivated in gym the whole way through.  Hear from certified personal trainers that live it out and know the importance of eating healthy and exercising no matter what the season is. Sign ups are available online. Registration will remain open until the start of the event as space allows. 

  • Learn tips on how to stay motivated in the gym
  • Gain practical ways to eat healthy through the holidays
  • Feel confident about being healthy when leaving for the holidays

 

11/10- Rock Wall Event: Bouldering Competition

4:00-11:00 pm | Rock Wall, LaHaye Recreation and Fitness Center

Curious what it’s 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 November 10th. 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 are available online.

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

 

December 2017


12/2 – Partner CrossFit Competition

9:00am-5:00 pm | Multipurpose Center, LaHaye Recreation and Fitness Center

For the second time, Recreation Centers will be hosting a Partner CrossFit Competition.  This will be Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 from 9:00 am-5:00 pm in the Multipurpose Center of LaHaye Recreation and Fitness Center.  Be prepared for dynamic and exciting workouts programmed through the CrossFit methodology.  It will be open to any current student, staff, or faculty at Liberty University. This competition will be strictly partner oriented, not individual, with split divisions for male and female. The registration fee is $30 per team, and signups close on November 3rd – for more details, e-mail recreationcenters@liberty.edu – don’t miss this exciting event! Sign up online now!

 

12/7- Personal Trainer Workshop: “Staying Healthy Over the Holidays”- Part Two

5:30-7:30 pm | Terrace Conference Room, Jerry Falwell Library

Will you accept the challenge of staying healthy over the holidays?  Christmas break is just around the corner!  Get excited as we celebrate the holidays while keeping our health and wellness in mind.  Come ready to learn about healthier options for holiday meals, practical tips on how to stay healthy over the holidays, and how to stay motivated in gym the whole way through.  Hear from certified personal trainers that live it out and know the importance of eating healthy and exercising no matter where they may find themselves. Sign ups are available online. Registration will remain open until the start of the event as space allows. 

  • Learn tips on how to stay motivated in the gym.
  • Gain practical ways to eat healthy through the holidays.
  • Feel confident about being healthy when leaving for the holidays.
  • Understand there can still be strength training without going to a gym. 

 

12/9- Powerlifting Competition: (All Events)

9:00 am- 5:00 pm | LaHaye Courts 1,2, and 3

Join us for the annual Powerlifting Competition, hosted by Recreation Centers on Saturday, December 9th from 9am-5pm on Courts 1-3 in the LaHaye Recreation and Fitness Center. It is $20 per person to compete in the entire competition that will test your strength limits with the Squat, Bench Press, and Deadlift. 
 
Upon registration, each competitor will be e-mailed a PDF version of the rules and instructors, as well as an assumption of risk form to sign and send back for our records. Before the competition we will need to know your starting body weight, your starting lifts for squat, bench press, and dead lift. Sign up for the full competition online. 

  • $20 per person for the full competition (squat, bench press, and deadlift)
  • Sign ups close on November 25th 

 

12/9- Powerlifting Competition: (One or Two Events)

9:00 am- 5:00 pm | LaHaye Courts 1,2, and 3

Join us for the annual Powerlifting Competition, hosted by Recreation Centers on Saturday, December 9th from 9am-5pm on Courts 1-3 in the LaHaye Recreation and Fitness Center. This sign up link is for those who only would like to participate in ONE or TWO of the 3 lifts. Because you will not be competing in the entirety of the competition, you will be charged $10 instead of $20. You have the choice to choose one of the squat, bench press, or deadlift, or 2 of the 3. If you would like to compete in all 3 events, look for the "Full Competition" events link above. Sign up for one or two events online.
 
Upon registration, each competitor will be e-mailed a PDF version of the rules and instructors, as well as an assumption of risk form to sign and send back for our records. Before the competition we will need to know your starting body weight, your starting lifts for your chosen events

  • $10 per person for one or two events (squat, bench press, or deadlift)
  • Sign ups close on November 25th