Functional Strength Training for the Home and Office
This workshop took place on June 5 from 12-1pm at the Student Recreation Center. It was taught by Sam Combs, designed to inform and provide information about traditional versus functional workouts. With an audience of working and busy females, Combs emphasized that fitting in any workout using what you have you will be more fit by tomorrow. He also said “if it’s not fun then don’t bother,” and that it’s important to find exercises that you will be able to continue and live with.
Combs explained to the class that traditional exercise is the thought that each muscle group is considered separate therefore you have to do an exercise for each, and this takes up way too much time. Though it has been the way of thinking on how to exercise for decades, he recommends functional exercises instead. This way of exercising works multiple muscles at the same time, and is much more time efficient. One of the functional exercises he demonstrated was a squat while using a resistance band, lifting the band at the same time as he squatted.
Combs spent much of the workshop informing the class about functional exercise and explaining that you can use whatever you have wherever you are. He also said that everyone deserves to be fit but it doesn’t have to hurt, you just have to get up and move because little steps add up. At the end of the class there was a question and answer session to address questions from those in attendance.
Club Sports Recap:
Spring Fest 2013
Spring Fest took place on March 27 from 4pm-7pm at the North Recreational Complex. Free food, zip lines, inflatables, fitness demos and beach games were available to everyone in attendance! Participants were awarded prizes based on the number of activities completed. Prizes included t-shirts, souvenir glasses, koozie’s, and tumblers. The Battle of the Bands competition took place during Spring Fest. Four bands performed throughout the festival and the winners were announced at the end. The Copper Tones took home 1st place, 2nd Place went to Inertia, 3rd Place Myself and I, and 4th Place went to Days of May. This event was a huge success, with over 400 students in attendance. CRW and the Student Activities Board look forward to seeing the event grow in the years to come.
Flatlander’s Fling Climbing Competition
The 16th annual Flatlander’s Fling Competition took place on February 23, 2013 at the Student Recreation Center. This was a collaborative effort between East Carolina University, Appalachian State University, Old Dominion University, and Virginia Commonwealth University. Forty-nine students participated in the event, which featured separate bouldering and top roping competitions. Participants were able to compete in one or both competitions. 17 routes ranged in difficulty grade from 5.5 through 5.12+ and v0-v6+. There were categories in beginner, intermediate, and advanced for both women and men.
For every route completed, points were given and prizes were awarded based on the number of points received. Prizes included hats, climbing ropes, a North Face backpack, and a Flatlander’s Fling t-shirt for participants who registered in advance.
The event was completely run by CRW Adventure center staff, including contact with the universities, organizing and setting up the event. Campus Recreation & Wellness and the Adventure Center extend a special thanks to everyone who made this event possible, including the sponsors and CRW staff! For results and scores, please visit the Flatlander’s Fling website.
The Pirate Who Became a Saint: One Who Made a Difference
ECU Alumna Becky Vinson visited campus to speak to students, faculty and the community on February 20 in Hendrix Theater. She spoke about her time at ECU, the struggles she overcame, and her amazing journey in becoming the adoptive mother of New Orleans Saints tight end, Jimmy Graham. There were over 100 people in attendance, including students, faculty, campus organizations, and some of Vinson’s family and friends. Vinson received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from East Carolina University in 2003 and a Master of Science in Nursing in 2010. Vinson is now living in Arizona where she is a Nurse Practitioner for Pain Associates of Gilbert.