University Life Faculty Flash: Fit Happens!
February 9, 2015
This Faculty Flash is brought to you by the Division of University Life, your partner in educating and supporting Mason students. Our goal is to share valuable information and resources to help you in and out of the classroom.
The Positive Impact of Physical Fitness on Student Success
A recent Harvard Health Publication on brain health noted that regular exercise changes the brain to improve memory and thinking skills of people of all ages. The positive relationship between physical activity, mental health, and well-being in college students is also well documented. By encouraging your students to participate in Mason Recreation’s many facilities, programs and services, you can help them become more successful, both in and out of the classroom.
How Mason Recreation Enhances Student Well-Being:
- Recreation activities foster leadership, encourage healthy lifestyles, promote learning, and provide students with a safe environment for meaningful social interactions—all leading to higher retention rates.
- Mason Recreation provides 325 students with employment every year.
- Basic membership is FREE for all full-time students and $50/semester for part-time students. Many activities are also free or low-cost. (Faculty and staff enjoy low rates, too!)
- Participants report that they feel a sense of belonging and an increase in communication and problem solving skills.
Mason Recreation Programs Include:
- Mason Club Sports: 33 teams open to seasoned athletes and novices alike
- Indoor and Outdoor facilities with access to cardio and weight equipment, racquet courts, pools, and playing fields.
- Fitness classes: yoga, group exercise, spin, and martial arts.
- Outdoor Adventures and The Edge team building challenge course, trails, and pavilion.
- Intramural Sports
- Certification Courses: American Red Cross, lifeguard, and personal training.
- Aquatic Fitness: In addition to open swimming and group activities, the Mason Recreation offers private swim lessons for all ages and skill levels.
Read more about the many Mason Recreation programs open to Mason students, faculty and staff.
Three Upcoming events:
- Be My Fit Valentine, February 10: A friendly partner competition against other couples
- Indoor Triathlon, February 28: Swimming, biking, and running
- Free Health and Fitness Screening, March 3 and April 7
Mason Recreation’s Special Events Calendar
Twitter @GeorgeMasonRec and #FitHappens
Facebook at George Mason Recreation
If you would like to collaborate or speak with us, please contact:
Assistant Director, Marketing, Mason Recreation
1110 Recreation & Athletic Complex
Phone: (703) 993-3792