Virtual Recreation & Wellbeing
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Staying active and connecting with friends and family contributes to holistic wellbeing, reduces stress, and prevents illness. Join the Campus Rec community in staying active and engaged during this time of physical distancing with our virtual offerings. In addition to Campus Rec virtual offerings, we have compiled a list of external virtual resources that most closely align with our values of wellbeing and inclusion.
Staying active during the coronavirus pandemic (webpage opens in a new browser)
Campus Rec Offerings
- Strava Club - Join the PDX Campus Rec Strava club to connect with others in the PSU community through movement. The club is free and open to all PSU students, faculty, staff, alumni and Campus Rec members. We are emphasizing time spent in joyful movement over intensity or mileage. If you enjoy walking, biking, gardening, running, dancing, swimming, stretching, or anything in between, this club is for you.
- Virtual Group X Classes - Campus Rec is offering live virtual Group X fitness classes that are free for Portland State students, faculty, and staff. A pdx.edu email is required to securely access the Zoom classes. Class types include strength, cardio, dance, and mind/body. The virtual Group X schedule is available on our Group X page.
- Group X On Demand Videos - A selection of recorded virtual Group X classes is available on our YouTube channel. Access virtual Group X videos anytime and anywhere that is convenient for you. New videos are uploaded regularly.
- Virtual Group Training - Campus Rec personal trainers are offering free virtual group training programs that are open to everyone (no pdx.edu email or Campus Rec membership required). Group training options range from cardio and strength to flexibility and motivation. Visit our Virtual Group Training webpage for more detailed descriptions of each group training option.
- Fitness Equipment Rentals - The Outdoor Program is renting out fitness equipment including spin bikes, dumbbells, and foam rollers. Call ahead at (503) 725-5668 to reserve equipment, or stop by the Outdoor Program Office at 505 SW Harrison Street.
- Down Dog Yoga - A variety of Down Dog apps - Down Dog, Yoga for Beginners, HIIT, Barre, and 7 Minute Workout - that can be completed whenever and wherever is convenient for you. Free for students, teachers, and healthcare workers until July 1, 2021.
- How to Run Safely Amid Coronavirus Concerns - Answers to your most frequently asked questions about running while the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread.
- Yoga with Adriene - Free, high-quality yoga videos for all levels, all bodies, all genders, all souls! Classes range from 10-45 minutes, and include yoga for loneliness, stress, and anxiety.
- How Swimmers Can Workout Without a Pool - No pool=no excuses! Stay in swimming shape with dryland routines.
- Peloton App - Gain access to a full library of classes that can be done from the comfort of home. Take a mix of yoga, meditation, strength, cycling, running and more.
Campus Rec Offerings
- Outdoor Workshop Wednesdays - Check out the Outdoor Program's Workshop Wednesday video series. A new video is uploaded to YouTube each week, with topics ranging from cross country skiing and snowshoeing to fire building and winter camping basics. Get prepped and ready for your next outdoor adventure! A list of topics and video release dates is included below.
- Outdoor Gear Rentals - Need gear to get outside? We've got it ready for you at prices you can afford. Take advantage of your student fees and come down to the Outdoor Program Equipment Center and get just the right gear for your own adventure.
- Portland River Walks - Take your workout outside and enjoy the spring weather by walking through these four gorgeous Portland river walks.
- Biketown Portland - Avoid public transit and enjoy the outdoors with this fun and affordable option for getting around. Be sure to follow these COVID-19 safety tips.
- Self-Guided Walking Tours to Explore Portland - Explore Portland on foot at your own pace with expert-designed self-guided walking tours.
All virtual events, tournaments, and leagues are free and do not require an IM PLAY Pass.
- NCAA March Madness Bracket Challenge - March Madness is back (fingers crossed)! Make your picks for March Madness online through IMLeagues.com/pdx and sit back and watch some exciting basketball games. Brackets are available March 15 and must be submitted by March 18 at midnight. The website will update your bracket automatically.
- BORP Online Fitness Studio - Access a wide range of free online workouts suitable for people with physical disabilities and movement limitations.
- Accessible At-Home Workouts - These at-home wheelchair basketball workouts are designed for you to complete on your own at home, and focus on strength, coordination, endurance, cardio, and stretching.
- Resources & Services for Parents - PSU's Resource Center for Students with Children has created a Google site to bring you the most relevant list of family-friendly resources and support.
- 25 Ways to Get Kids Moving at Home
- How to Help Teens Shelter in Place
- Les Mills on Demand - Campus Rec recommends the family-friendly workouts for kids of varying ages.
- GoNoodle - fun and engaging videos and games to get kids up and moving
- Cosmic Kids Yoga - Yoga, mindfulness, and relaxation designed specially for kids aged 3+, used in schools and homes all over the world.
- American Red Cross Kid-Friendly Activities - The American Red Cross shares ideas on how to keep your children engaged while teaching them something valuable at the same time.
- Physical Education Vocabulary for Kids - These physical education vocabulary words will help you to learn all about exercise and healthy activity. Have some fun by making flash cards with every word and testing your memory to see if you can get all of them correct!
PSU's CampusWell website, brought to you by the Center for Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) and Campus Rec (CREC), covers a wide variety of college health and wellbeing topics. Each week, PSU students receive an e-mail with the latest topics and featured articles.
- Wellbeing Diaires - Wellbeing Diaries is a new series that explores what wellbeing means to different members of the PSU community. Each week, read articles sharing different perspectives on holistic wellbeing.
- Wellbeing at Campus Rec - Campus Rec's wellbeing team engages the entire campus community in various events and programs throughout the year to increase awareness about and improve holistic wellbeing. Learn more about the eight dimensions of wellbeing on our Wellbeing webpage.
- Center for Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) - SHAC remains open to receive phone calls at (503) 725-2800 during our normal business hours (Monday-Thursday 9-5, Friday 9:30-5). If you are concerned that you have been exposed or are showing symptoms of coronavirus, contact your healthcare provider or call the SHAC Nurse Line with coronavirus related questions or concerns at (503) 725-2515 or the 24/7 Nurse Advice Line (after hours) at (844) 224-3145.
- CDC Mental Health and Coping During Covid-19 - Support yourself through feelings of anxiety and stress with these recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- Headspace Meditation - Headspace is a meditation app that provides the basics to meditation for free. Meditation has been shown to help people stress less, focus more, and even sleep better. Focus on meditation and mindfulness in just a few minutes a day.
- Science-Based Strategies to Cope with Coronavirus Anxiety - Seven science-based strategies to cope with coronavirus anxiety.
- View Coronavirus Coverage with a Positive Outlook - Five ways to view coronavirus coverage while keeping things in perspective and maintaining a positive outlook.
- Reducing Stigma - Help counter stigma with the CDC's recommendations for reducing stigma in order to create resilient communities.
- Prevent Social Distance Loneliness - Advice for preserving your mental health while avoiding physical proximity.
- Mental Health First Aid for COVID-19 Online - This free online class offered by the American Red Cross will help you to build resilience and support yourself and others through the global health crisis by reviewing basic principles of providing psychological first aid.