April ’19 | Spring Forward Patriots!

Posted: April 8, 2019 at 10:32 am

Happy Spring Forward Patriots!

Fitness & Wellness

Spring ’19 Power Meet

Rise to the challenge by testing your strength against other Patriots, and most importantly: Yourself!  ALL are welcome regardless of whether you’ve been training all year or just want to give yourself new goals!

Test my strength!

Pink Gloves Boxing Demos

Mason does not have a de-stress room, but we’ve got something better! Our LAST Pink Gloves Boxing Demo will help you punch out that stress and become stronger after one class!

Punch My Ticket Please!

Hiring – Fitness Instructors

Become part of Mason Recreation by motivating and inspiring others through fitness!  Learn how to teach Pink Gloves Boxing or Zumba and you can get paid while working out with others!

Hire Me!

Boot Camp Workshops

Our fitness boot camps emphasize functional training while intertwined with high intensity intervals.  Learn the fundamental movements of a Boot Camp Class and be prepared to workout!


Pitch In On The Piedmont

The Piedmont Trail is located on Mason’s Sci-Tech campus, but its impact stretches beyond Mason’s boundaries.  You can help the sustainability of the Trail and The EDGE in one day!

I’m no pitcher, but I’ll Pitch In on the Piedmont

Competitive Sports

2019 Mason Open

This isn’t a professional tournament, it’s a fun tournament with competition, prizes and comradery! We want to see our students succeed, so all proceeds from the Mason Open will go toward the Student Development Fund!

I want to tee it up!

March Madness

Are your brackets busted? Because our own basketball playoffs turned into quite the show!  Check out our Flickr Album to see all the action and MADNESS you missed!

Intramural Spring Season 1 Champions

Mason Intramural Spring Season 2 has already begun, yet it’s always good to reminisce on great moments.

View out Flickr Albums!

Outdoor Adventures

Get Out There!

Outdoor Adventures has packed April full with trips every weekend for you weekend warriors and even some mid-week!  From rock climbing to packrafting to overnight trips, but don’t forget about Wednesday Wanderings to change up your weekly routine!

Get Me Out There!

Leave No Trace

On April 10, you can learn how to minimize impacts when recreating outdoors!  If you find yourself outdoors a lot, this is a great opportunity to understand how to keep outdoors wild!

Keep the Wilderness Wild!

Facility Feature: RAC Boxing Station

The second floor of the RAC is home to two punching bags where you can mix cardio and power into one workout!  Not to mention a great place for Pink Gloves Boxing practice!

Final Pink Gloves Boxing session

Certification Courses

If you’re looking to join Mason Recreation’s Aquatics Team or just to boost certifications and experience, we offer Lifeguard, CPR/AED & First Aid Courses HERE!

De-Stress on the Quad

Before going into finals, stop by SUB1 on April 30th from 12p-2p to learn how to perform your best! Yoga, fitness demos and more are waiting for you!

Fitness Tip: Dumbbell Shoulder Press

Watch our longtime fitness instructor David show you how to breathe, press and find your target zones to turn those shoulders into boulders!

Dumbbell Shoulder Press

Well-Being Corner: Seated Stretching

Sitting is something we all do, yet lack of stability and movement efficiency take a toll.  We cannot provide our best if we are tense, strained, or tired so try these stretches: hold for 5-10 seconds, relax and complete again.

Piriformis Stretch

Seated Rotational Stretch

Spring into Well-Being

This annual event celebrates the Mason community’s commitment to well-being. Its purpose is to inform and motivate our community to participate in Mason’s well-being university events that promote vitality, purpose, resilience, and engagement

Spring Into Well-Being Calendar

Propelling Patriots!

Mason Recreation is pleased to announce we have 3 undergrad students who have used their Recreation experience to help them moving forward in their careers as Graduate Assistants!

Left to Right: Dan Labriola – Competitive Sports GA at Ohio University, Aidan Walter – Memberships & Facility GA at Indiana State University, Michael Parker – Competitive Sports GA at Northern Illinois University

Health & Fitness Expo Recap

The Health & Fitness Expo met and exceeded expectations. From fitness displays, free samples and plenty of vendors to share the resources of holistic wellness!

Check out what you missed!


Mason Giving Day was April 4 and we can’t thank you enough for all your support! Each donation helps fund developmental opportunities for our student employees because we want to see them grow and succeed!


Employees of the Month of March


From left to right:

Abigail Howard (Aquatics), Austin Dykes (Marketing)

Faiza Al Bahrani (Outdoor Adventures), Paige Honbarrier (AFC Facility)

Risa Enrique (Fitness), Jordan Davidson (RAC Facility)

Jordan Kinder (Competitive Sports), *Not a picture of Laura Katzer, but she loves goats!* (West Campus)