Welcome to CWU Recreation!
On June 23, Kittitas County moved into phase 3 of Washington state’s four-phase Safe Start plan. While recreational facilities are allowed to be open under phase 3, CWU’s Recreation Center will remain closed to the public until September 1.
This decision was made out of an abundance of caution. We, like all businesses and Washingtonians, must prevent any further spread of COVID-19 as the state gradually reopens. We wish to do our part to allow for a successful, safe start for the 2020 fall quarter.
Starting July 1, Outdoor Pursuits & Rentals (OPR) will begin providing services to those who would like to rent outdoor equipment. Hours of operation will be Monday - Friday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Please call (509) 963-3537 before arriving and maintain physical distancing during pick up and drop off.
Director of University Recreation
As a member of the Health and Wellness Unit within the Division of Student Succss, Recreation understands how important it is to be balanced in all the dimensions of wellbeing. A student that is well, succeeds!
Follow this link to learn what CWU Recreation programs are currently available and what to expect when you return to campus in the Fall.COVID 19 Modifications
Dimensions of Wellbeing @ Central Washington University
Cultural Wellness is being aware of your own cultural background, as well as the diversity and richness present in other backgrounds. It involves building positive relationships and interacting respectfully with people of different backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, ethnicities, abilities and ages.
Emotional Wellness is developing a positive sense of self that is open and able to experience a healthy range of emotions. Individuals can engage in creating meaningful and satisfying relationships with others, being mindful of your own emotional responses, having compassion for your limitations, and seeking resources when needed.
Environmental Wellness is an awareness of an individual’s impact on the environment and the environment’s impact on the individual. It inspires us to live a lifestyle that is respectful of our surroundings by minimizing harm and maximizing harmony and adopting a reduce, reuse, recycle mindset. Environmental wellness includes advocating for spaces that best support healthy living.
Financial wellness is accessing the resources and skills that allow you be satisfied with your fiscal responsibility and financial goals. Fiscal responsibility includes debt management, budgeting, long-term planning, and smart investing.
Intellectual wellness involves participating in creative and challenging mental activities. It includes being open minded, engaging in lifelong learning, and sharing our abilities with others.
Occupational Wellness allows us to engage in our work, explore options to use our gifts, skills and talents to create our own vision for the future.
Physical wellness promotes taking care of our bodies for optimal health and functioning. This includes healthy behaviors like good nutrition, getting adequate sleep, engaging in physical activity, and listening to your body and how it feels. This dimension of wellness also entails responsibility for health choices and risks and knowing when professional care is needed.
Social wellness encompasses personal relationships, support networks, professional connections, and self-love. It includes communicating feelings and needs to others in an appropriate manner. It involves developing and building close friendships and intimacy, practicing empathy and effective listening, caring for others and for the common good and allowing others to care for you.
Spiritual wellness embodies finding and exploring a personal sense of purpose and living a meaningful life, including contributing to the spiritual health and peace of others. A spiritually well individual will attain a greater appreciation and wonderment for the world.
In one year with Recreation:
- 230+ student employees every year
- 634 hours were spent with clients and patrons in personal training
- 1,000 participants at the challenge course
- 1,900 participations in schedule OPR programming
- 2,000 practice hours in Sport Clubs with over 350 student athletes
- 4,982 hours of operation at the Recreation Center
- 7,000 pieces of equipment rented in Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals
- 7,092 participations at the climbing wall
- 8,042 unique users of Recreation facilities and services
- 10,296 participations in group fitness classes
- 13,000 participations in Intramural Sports
- 290,000+ participations at Recreation facilities
Key Takeaways from the Recreation Center Usage Analysis from the Office of Academic Assessment & Research, Fall 2019:
- The Recreation Center had a statistically significant positive effect on GPA for 3 out of the 9 quarters analyzed.
- The Recreation Center had a statistically significant effect on retention for 2 of the 8 quarters analyzed.
- All CWU student demographic groups are using the Rec Center at high rates. Out of all of the demographics analyzed none of them had under a 70% rate of recreation center use with the average between all the groups looking to center around 75%.
For at-home personal training workouts and OPR resources, visit our YouTube Channel. You can also view workouts from premiere manufacturers of the equipment you love in our facility:
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