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Awards and Recreation Advisory Committee

Zesiger Member of the Month

Neil Davies & Daphne Chang

Where are you from originally?

Daphne is from Taiwan and Neil is from England. We’ve both been living in Boston for about 13 years now and been Z-center members for about 7 years.

How long have you been working out?

It seems like forever! Neil comes from a very sporty family and Daphne has been playing sports since elementary school. We both started playing badminton when we were about 8 years old and have been playing ever since. We used to compete in many National ranking tournaments all around the country. These days we’re playing fewer tournaments and are very active in the local badminton community.

What, or who, is your inspiration(s) for your dedication to health and fitness?

It’s fun, addictive and good for you! We met playing badminton and have made many friends over the years through badminton.

What do you like best about working out at the Z Center?

It’s one of the best facilities in the Boston area for playing badminton.

What do you like to do at the Z Center? What is your favorite workout/exercise/machine?

We play a lot of badminton. Neil is usually here 4-5 times a week playing games and doing drills and Daphne usually only plays on weekends. Both of us try and squeeze in a weights session each week to go with our badminton workouts. If you are at the Z Center in the mornings you will regularly see us playing in the Rockwell Cage.

What are your fitness goals for the next 6 months?

Neil is training hard for the National Championships at the end of March, the Boston Open held at MIT in May and the US Open in New York in July. The Boston Open is one the biggest tournaments in the country and attracts top players from all over the country and is held in the Rockwell Cage on May 9th-11th. You should come and watch, admission is FREE!

 

 

 

Alumni / Wang Member of the Month

Congratulations to the Alumni/Wang Members of the Month

Anthony Crisci

Where are you from originally?

Chicago

How long have you been working out?

Since high school

What your fitness inspiration?

The need to escape the dungeon that is the basement of bldg. 66

What are your fitness goals for the next 6 months?  Year?

Get back to fighting shape and then stay in fighting shape.

What do you like best about Alumni/Wang?

Close to the dungeon and isn’t absurdly busy.

What is your affiliation with MIT?

Post-doc

What hobbies or interests do you have when you’re not at Alumni/Wang?

Traveling, playing basketball, going to concerts, and supporting all Chicago sports teams…except the Cubs.

Tell us something interesting about yourself.

I have to stretch for this question…I have a useless talent.  If given the title of a movie (well known), I can tell you when it was released.

Lifetime Fitness Award

The DAPER Lifetime Fitness Award is an award which recognizes MIT members for their contributions, hard work and dedication to athletics, physical education and recreation.  The criteria for this award include 20 years of involvement in personal fitness as a DAPER member and regular user and other various contributions to DAPER such as committees, teaching, assisting with teams, etc. MIT community makes nominations. To nominate an individual, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The award is given out at the Alumni and Zesiger Anniversary celebration.

Recipients:

2013- Christine Pizer

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Annual Awards

Aquatic Member of the Year

In recognition of dedication to the Aquatics program and contribution to the MIT Recreation. Presented annually, voted on by employees awarded at the Zesiger/Alumni Anniversary celebration.

2013 Recipient-Liz Barnes

Fitness Member of the Year

In recognition of contribution to MIT Recreation and dedication to health and wellness. Presented annually, voted on by employees and awarded at the Zesiger/Alumni Anniversary celebration.

2013 Recipient- Vicky Palay

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Recreation Advisory Committee

Members

Tom Allen, Faculty
James (JC) Cheng, Alumnus
Alana Peters, Undergraduate

Cali Warner, Undergraduate
Steve Lyons, Friends of MIT Member
Todd Billings, Staff

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Purpose/Charge
The purpose of the Recreation Advisory Committee (RAC) is to provide input and/or advice to DAPER Administration concerning facility operations, programs, and activities as they relate to Recreational Sports programs, informal recreation and DAPER membership services.

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Facility Hours

Patriot's Day Hours
Z-Center: 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A/W Center: CLOSED

Zesiger Center
Mon - Fri: 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat:  7:00am - 9:00pm
Sun:  9:00am - 11:00pm

Alumni/Wang Center
Mon - Fri: 11:45 am - 9:00 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed

Quick Schedule Links:

2014 Ice Rink Schedule

Swimming Pools

Open Recreation (Courts,Track, Fields)



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