Celebrate Recreation Day, Pacific-style

Celebrate Recreation Day, Pacific-style

Pacific Media Relations

Walk onto any college campus this Monday and you might just see a lot of fun and games going on.

No, it’s not a sign of the college apocalypse; it’s just a sign that you too should be playing. Monday is National Recreation Sports and Fitness Day. And there’s never been a better time to get moving.

The National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association has deemed Feb. 22 the day to celebrate collegiate opportunities to get fit while having fun. Here at Pacific, Baun Fitness Center will be showing its support by sponsoring a series of special events and promotions on Monday Feb. 23 from 6 a.m. to midnight.

All Pacific ID cardholders can come out to compete, celebrate and win special prizes (those without an ID can receive 10 percent off a new Baun membership).

First on the schedule is “Shoot for a Shirt,” in which participants who make a free-throw distance shot can choose a RecSports champ tee or tank for keeps. If you think you’ve got that basket-making magic, come by the hoop outside the entrance to Baun from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

If shooting hoops isn’t for you (or even if it is!) stop by the Rock Tower from 4-8 p.m. to participate in a timed race to the top. Participants can take either the beginner or advanced route and everyone — champion climbers and slow rock ramblers — will be entered into a raffle for a Rec Swag Bag.

Finish the night off with one of four specially themed spin classes in the Spin-A-Thon occurring from 5:30-9:15 p.m. Bring some water, grab a cycle pass from the front desk and head on over to “The Bike Shop” cycle studio.

Rock out to ‘80s hits at 5:30, Taylor Swift and Katy Perry at 6:30, Reggaetown and Dubstep at 7:30 or Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake (in a special black light class) at 8:30. With each 45-minute blend of blasting music and cycle moves you’ll quickly be singing, smiling… and sweating.

Whether you’re in it for one event or for all three, don’t miss out on celebrating this national holiday, Pacific-style.

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