University Recreation (UREC) staff are developing operational plans to open the Klotsche Center and Pavilion for in-person use for the fall 2020 semester. The facilities will open with an initial focus on cardio and strength experiences, individual activity and programming that can be offered with physical distancing practices in place. While there will be modifications to building hours, capacity, space availability, services and programs, there is a commitment to provide ways to Experience UREC in-person in the fall.
TO HELP YOU STAY ACTIVE, WE ARE UPDATING THIS WEBSITE REGULARLY WITH NEW CONTENT THAT YOU CAN ENGAGE WITH REMOTELY. TO GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR OFFERINGS. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, AND TWITTER.
Virtual Group X Classes
Class Descriptions – Click Here
Group X August 3-7
6-6:30pm Bodyweight Strength w/Olivia – Facebook Live
5:00-5:30pm Legs & Cardio w/Mikayla – Facebook Live
5-5:30pm HIIT w/Claire – Facebook Live
7:30-8:00am Rise & Grind w/Claire – Instagram Live
10:00-10:30am Core Power w/Lilly – Facebook Live
No Facebook account needed to join, just follow this link to join in a class
- New classes uploaded regularly to IGTV on Instagram.
- Check out our huge selection of workout videos on UREC’s YouTube
- Workout of the Weeks Wednesdays on Instagram.
Other Fitness Resources
Upcoming Webinars & Workshops:
What you can do remotely:
- Find at-home workouts. There are tons of free options on YouTube or try online classes through ClassPass, Obé Fitness, and Peloton (even if you don’t have the bike!). Most platforms offer a free trial.
- Go outside. As long as you’re practicing social distancing, it’s okay to get outside and go for a walk while you listen to your favorite podcast or playlist. Keep these important things in mind when going outside:
- Seek Solitude, if Sick — Being sick doesn’t mean you can’t go outside, but it does mean avoiding crowds and others. If you are showing signs of COVID-19 (located here), it’s recommended to stay home completely. Consider spending time in the backyard of your house, or on a deck/porch/balcony, to enjoy a little nature and fresh air.
- Expect Closures — Playgrounds are closed, bathrooms might be closed, and other public facilities too. Plan ahead and prepare. Consider having a backup plan for what you might do if a trail or area is closed.
- Pack Out Your Trash — With limited services and pickups at parks, it is best to take all trash home with you. Even if a trash receptacle is available, now is a good time to pack your waste out to be sure that receptacle does not overflow.
- Avoid Places of High Use — Try and find somewhere where social distancing is easier, while being active outside. Our recommendation is parks that have wide trails to provide space for people, and large expanses of green space.
- Go During Slow Times — Try a sunrise or sunset hike, or maybe go during the week instead of the weekend. This helps everyone out and relieves the heavy burden that our parks and public lands take in the spring season.
- Proceed with Caution — As much as possible, proceed with extra caution since medical and emergency services are limited. Consider avoiding action sports for the time being, as chance and risk may be hard to eliminate.
- Be Considerate of Other Visitors — Regardless of your personal ethic during this time, give people space and be kind to others and our public lands. Keep pets on a leash as to not create unnecessary contact with others.
- Don’t Forget to Leave No Trace Principles — Click here to learn more: Leave No Trace 7 Principles
- Stay connected. Reach out to friends, call a family member – maybe even try a workout using FaceTime. We’re all in this together.
- Now that you have more time at home, you could tackle that to-do list item you’ve been putting off for a while. Lean into spring cleaning, start a creative project, or fold the laundry you’ve been putting off.
- Practice mindfulness.
Take care of yourself and others:
- Follow the guidelines sent out by campus, which you can find on uwm.edu/coronavirus/
- Look for resources to assist with your mental and emotional health.
- The American Red Cross has developed a free Mental Health First Aid for COVID-19 course that can be taken online in less than one hour. The course is designed to help anyone impacted by COVID-19 to build resilience and lend support to others during and after this time. You can find the course here: American Red Cross Mental Health Course
- Practice good hygiene: wash your hands, make sure to wipe down equipment before and after your workout.
- Stay active.
If you have questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org UREC Professional Staff is working remotely throughout the closure and will respond to email as quickly as possible.