February 8, 2016

NIRSA Rec Sports Day


We are well into the new year, classes are in session and the MIT Community has adjusted back into our usual routine. As is routine for us here at MIT Recreation, we are preparing programs and events that help us all take a break to enjoy some of our favorite health and wellness activities. What better way to take a break than joining other colleges and universities across the country in observing National NIRSA Rec Sports and Fitness Day?

To celebrate all the intangibles that make recreation worth your while, MIT Recreation is hosting a variety of free events that will get you away from your daily responsibilities and into a little fun on Monday, February 22, 2016. Whether you like to lift, swim, dance or run, there’s something for everyone. Some events are just drop-in sessions and others you can register for ahead of time, see the details below:

  • The Perfect Squat Workshop
    9:00am & 4:00pm at the Z Center, 2nd Fitness Floor
    These two sessions are designed to improve your squat technique while educating you on the process and best practices. Find more Olympic Lifting Workshops here.
    Sign-up at the Z Center of Alumni/Wang Fitness Desk.
    Limited spots available.
  • Flip Turn Clinic
    5:30pm – 6:30pm at the Z Center, 50 Meter Pool
    Learn various flip turn techniques to help improve your recreational or competitive swimming experience.
  • BollyX Class
    6:30pm – 7:30pm at Alumni/Wang, Group Exercise Studio
    Haven’t tried BollyX yet? Well what are you waiting for? This energetic dance class is way to burn calories, relieve stress, or simply get you blood flowing at the end of your day.
  • Indoor 5K
    All Day, at the Z Center or Alumni/Wang
    Participants can log their time with the staff at the Z Center or Alumni/Wang after running a 5k on the outdoor or indoor track, or one of our treadmills. Participants are also eligible to win a prize.


What is NIRSA anyhow? NIRSA is a national association that “comprises and supports leaders in collegiate recreation.” Each year, schools across the country organize and promote events on campus to celebrate campus recreation.