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Fitness Center Access Update

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In consideration for the safety of the Belmont community, the Beaman Center fitness facilities and Tall Hall Fitness Studio will be closed to begin the spring 2021 semester.  Beginning January 11th, the Beaman Information Desk will be open from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Monday through Friday as a resource for students and other members of the Belmont community.

If members of the Belmont community need assistance with any of our virtual or on-demand resources please do not hesitate to call(615-460-6313) or email (beaman.center@belmont.edu) with any questions about options below.

FitRec FitPacks

While FitRec may not be open for in-person fitness activities, we understand the importance of continued and regular physical activity during these challenging times. Because of this, FitRec is offering a new program to students that grants them the ability to check out FitPacks to be used in their residence hall or on-campus apartment. Whether it be a yoga- or strength-themed pack, FitRec has what you need to continue prioritizing physical activity all semester long! Additionally, FitRec will be incorporating these pieces of equipment into our Zoom Group Fitness Classes, Workouts of the Week, and other informational series posted on our social media outlets. Follow the conversation on @BUFitRec and @BUFitWell for more, and see below for a detailed breakdown of each FitPack and instructions on how to reserve one. 

Checking Out/ Reserving a FitPack
To check out or reserve a FitPack, Students can either call or stop by the Beaman Information Desk. Once a student has checked out their desired pack, they will have 7 days to utilize them before they must be returned to the Beaman Information Desk. Once a pack is returned, they will go through an extensive cleaning and sanitization process following CDC guidelines before they can be checked out again.

Available FitPacks
The Yoga One – Whether an avid yogi or someone who is just beginning their practice, this pack contains everything you might need to succeed. Each pack includes 1 yoga mat, 1 yoga strap, and 2 yoga blocks. Check one out and check in on your mat today!

The Strength One – These multi-level packs contain several pieces of equipment to help you build or tone muscle, regardless of your experience level. Each pack includes 3 handled-resistance bands and 2 Versa Loops (mini-bands). Available in Light, Moderate, and Heavy resistance groupings, these packs are key to maintaining muscle!

For additional questions, please contact Beaman.center@belmont.edu!

The Yogi

1 Yoga Mat

2 Blocks

1 Yoga Strap

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Strength - Light
3 Handled Resistance Bands - Very Light, Light and Medium

2 Versa Loop Mini-Bands - Light and Medium

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Strength - Moderate
3 Handled Resistance Bands - Light, Medium and Heavy

2 Versa Loop Mini-Bands - Medium and Heavy

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Strength - Heavy
3 Handled Resistance Bands - Medium, Heavy and Very Heavy

2 Versa Loop Mini-Bands - Heavy and Very Heavy

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Check Out the Pool at Centennial Sportsplex!

Centennial SportsplexBelmont students, staff and faculty have access to the pool at Centennial Sportsplex!  If you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity all you have to do is show your Belmont student ID at the front desk at Centennial Sportsplex and you will have access to the pool!  This service is for the POOL ONLY and be sure to check the schedule for the pool in the event of a swim meet or maintenance. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Group Fitness Update

Group-Fitness-.jpgFitRec has created a virtual group fitness class library that students can access as a playlist on the Belmont University YouTube page. Classes are a variety of lengths and feature different formats, including boot camp, yoga, and more! The coolest part about these classes is that they are led by student instructors and feature music submitted by Belmont students! FitRec will periodically update this playlist with new classes, so be sure to follow FitRec on social media for future releases.


FitRec is also releasing weekly “Workouts of the Week” that students and other members of the Belmont community will be able to follow throughout the semester. These workouts will be perfect for a fitness practitioner who wants to work out, but doesn’t want to be bothered by writing workouts. These workouts can be completed with little to no equipment and can be completed from the comfort of your home or in a fitness center. Students, faculty, and staff will be able to find these workouts by following FitRec on Instagram (@BUFitRec).

FitRec is also offering a weekly schedule of "live" classes hosted via Zoom. These classes last about 30 minutes and feature various formats, such as Cardio Dance, Yoga, and Strength! Students can sign up for these classes in the same way that they would for traditional group fitness classes. To sign up, please visit fitrecconnect.belmont.edu and reserve your spot today. Reservations can be made up to three days in advance. Information regarding access will be communicated via email following reservation. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to Alyssa Karmia at alyssa.karmia@belmont.edu

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Personal Training Update

Personal-Training.jpgFitRec is extremely excited to announce that it will be offering virtual workout programming with our certified personal trainers to all members of the Belmont community at NO CHARGE while the Fitness Center is closed. This incredible virtual programming opportunity will include an onboarding session where clients will discuss their training experience and goals with their trainer. Once they receive a program, additional check-ins will be scheduled as needed to track progress, answer questions, and modify programming accordingly. Students, faculty, and staff will be able to sign up for virtual workout programming by submitting a Personal Training Interest Form and selecting the appropriate service option. Once a form has been submitted, FitRec’s personal training team will contact an interested client based on client preferences and trainer availability.

FitRec will also be releasing virtual educational programs to support the university’s commitment to provide WELL-Core programming during this season. Be sure to follow FitRec on BruinLink to be notified when new events/programs are posted and released.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Leah Bennett at leah.bennett@belmont.edu

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Intramural Sports Update

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Due to the impact of COVID-19, Intramurals will be offering remote programs including eSports and Trivia Tuesdays. eSport Leagues include Rocket League, FIFA, Madden, NBA 2K and NHL for both 2020 and 2021. Trivia Tuesdays will be hosted throughout the semester featuring categories like Marvel vs DC Comics, Music City trivia and much, much more! More details about program registration and event dates can be found below!
All Intramural programs require participants to register through FitRec Connect.

 eSport Leagues

All participants will play remotely and supply their own consoles.

Rocket League
Console Requirements: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X

FIFA, Madden, NBA 2K, NHL (2020, 2021)
Console Requirements: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X

Click here for eSport Rules!

HOW TO REGISTER
1. Join our Discord Channel.
2. Sign up on FitRec Connect using your MyBelmont Login.
a. Follow the prompts to ensure you complete the entire registration process.
b. If you are interested in multiple eSports, be sure to complete the registration process for each.

HOW TO PLAY
1. You will be notified via Discord once your league begins and when games are due.
2. Once notified, you will login to FitRec Connect.
a. Select Intramurals> My Teams> Games under the appropriate eSport league.
b. Gamecards will be listed with your opponent’s name.
c. You will reach out to your opponent via Discord to set up a time to play.
3. Once your game has concluded, select the “Submit Score” button.
a. Enter your score and your opponent’s sportsmanship then hit submit
i. Rocket League scores will be submitted based on best 3 out of 5.Examples scores include: 3-2, 4-1, 5-0.
ii. See video HERE for how to complete Steps 2 and 3.

Trivia Tuesdays
Our virtual trivia allows you to collaborate individually or in teams of 2 – 4 players via Zoom. To participate, register on FitRec Connect. Zoom link credentials will be provided day of event via participants’ Belmont email.

Music City
January 26th @7P CT
Music City trivia features questions about your favorite musicians, Nashville and of course Belmont University. How well do you know your college town? We’ll find out on January 26th!

Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader?
February 9th @7P CT
Like the game show, this Trivia Tuesday will feature categories about math, science and social studies to see if you are… smarter than a 5th grader!

Marvel vs DC Comics
February 23rd @7P CT
Superhero fans get ready to battle it out on February 23rd! Trivia Tuesday will feature questions about Marvel, DC and associated theme parks like Disney World and Universal Studios.

Pop Culture
March 9th @TBD
Calling all Bachelor fans, Sport Enthusiasts and everyone in-between! Come test your popular culture knowledge with us on March 9th.

Around the World
March 23rd @7P CT
Join us for our final Trivia Tuesday of the semester! Around the World trivia will feature questions about your favorite travel destinations, food and culture.

Click here for Trivia Tuesday Rules!

HOW TO REGISTER - SINGLE PLAYER
1. Go to FitRec Connect and login using your MyBelmont credentials.
2. Click the three bars at the top left of your screen and select Intramural Sports> Registration> Trivia Tuesdays.
3. Scroll and select the date you would like to register for and follow the prompts to complete single player registration.

HOW TO REGISTER - TEAM
CREATE A TEAM
1. Go to FitRec Connect and login using your MyBelmont credentials.
2. Click the three bars at the top left of your screen and select Intramural Sports> Registration> Trivia Tuesdays.
3. Scroll and select the date you would like to register for and follow the prompts to complete team registration.

ADD PLAYERS
4. Now select Pending Roster> Invite Player, enter the correct BUID number OR Belmont email.
o The added player should receive an email requesting their addition to the team.
o Instruct the player to follow the prompts to complete registration.
5. Once complete, the Team Captain must approve the added player to join the roster.

JOIN A TEAM
1. Go to FitRec Connect and login using your MyBelmont credentials.
2. Click the three bars at the top left of your screen and select Intramural Sports> Find A Team.
o Use the filters on the left to narrow your search as needed.
o Once you find the team, select Request to Join Team.
3. Follow the prompts to complete registration.
o Once complete, the Team Captain must approve your request to join the roster.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Tiffany Boone at tiffany.boone@belmont.edu

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Virtual and OnDemand Programming

Virtual.jpgStudents will be able to engage in weekly outdoor recreation opportunities by completing a FitRec Outdoor Recreation Bingo Card. This card features 24 different trails from the Middle Tennessee region – and one Free Space – that vary in length and difficulty. Students can expect to enjoy hikes through some Nashville favorites, including Percy and Edwin Warner Parks, Shelby Bottoms Park, and more! Any student that completes the majority of their bingo card (12 trails and 1 free space) will be eligible to win a FitRec swag pack at the end of the semester. Students can access their copy of the bingo card HERE and can log their progress by joining the Belmont University Fitness & Recreation Club on Strava. For more information about this program, check out the Virtual Hiking Bingo Rules and FAQs.

FitRec will be hosting weekly events on its Strava page to encourage ongoing engagement in and completion of the minimum bingo card requirement. Students who join the club will receive notifications and invitations accordingly.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Kendra Moretti at kendra.moretti@belmont.edu

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Resources That We Love

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A | Train Fitness Coaching - Located just off of Music Row, this local fitness studio has recently extended October Memberships to the Belmont Community. Some costs are associated and can be reviewed on this special promotional flyer.

Strava - Download this running app and join the FitRec running group by clicking here!

Nike Training Club - The Nike Training Club app helps you reach your fitness goals with expertly designed workouts from our world-class Nike Master Trainers. NTC provides free workouts for everything from bodyweight-only sessions, invigorating yoga classes, targeted training programs, and full-equipment home workouts for all fitness levels.

Nike Run Club - Track your runs, get coaching that adapts to you, and bring your friends along for the ride. It’s all possible with the Nike Run Club app.

Peloton - Did you know you do not need a bike or treadmill to enjoy the Peloton community? Download the app and enjoy a 30 day free trial!

Les Mills - Workout at home with unlimited access to iconic programs taught in 21,000 gyms around the world. 30 day free trial!

FitBod - This fitness app allows you to create daily workouts personalized to you and your daily routine. Fitbod fills in the sets, reps and weight for each exercise based on strength-training best practices. As you get stronger or master exercises, Fitbod adapts to push you a bit harder in your next workout. Try your personalized workout plan for free with the 30 day free trial!

MyFitnessPal - Track your diet and exercise with the MyFitnessPal app. Scan the barcodes of various food items or manually find them in the app's large pre-existing database. MyFitnessPal will log your nutrients and help you stay on track with your daily goals! The app is free with the option to upgrade to premium anytime.

ExRx- This website is helpful for people who want to create their own workout programs at home and covers everything from exercises of every muscle group to nutrition and other health and fitness topics.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Lindsay Garcia at lindsay.garcia@belmont.edu

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