Department of Sports and Recreation is committed to mitigating the risk to COVID-19 exposure for our students, patrons, and staff. We are implementing safety guidelines for facilities, programs, and services to include increased cleaning protocols, social distancing, modified occupancy and updated code of conduct for use of all recreation facilities.
Detailed information can be found on our reopening webpage.
Please call us at (470) 578-6913 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Department of Sports and Recreation strives to continue to offer programs, services, and resources to enhance the well-being of the Kennesaw State University community.
KSU Sports and Recreation recommends that you follow all safety instructions of its
trainers and consult your physician before beginning any new exercise regimen. You
should be aware that there are inherent risks associated with physical fitness activities
that cannot be eliminated regardless of the care taken to avoid injury. If you engage
in this exercise or exercise program, you freely assume all risks associated with
such physical activities.
Workout with OwlFit At Home: Join in on some pre-recorded classes taught by your favorite OwlFit group fitness instructors and personal trainers found on our YouTube channel!
Yoga from KSU Counseling and Psychological Services:
Recreation Movement 2020 - During a time when social distancing is the norm, let's come together digitally through fitness. The 2020 Recreation Movement is about staying active together, even when we’re apart! With leadership from NIRSA, students, faculty, university staff and alumni are able to participate in online workout classes from more than 60 different colleges and universities across the country. Digital fitness and recreation are great ways to have people connect, engage and stay healthy during these uncertain times.
YMCA has launched more than 60 free online exercise classes and youth programs to support the well-being of the community. Among the classes: boot camp, barre, yoga, weightlifting, boxing, Tai Chi and more. The classes are available at ymca360.org with their safety recommendations here: ymca360.org/safety
Swimmer’s Edge Yoga is offering FREE access to 30 online yoga workouts designed for swimmers! Stay mobile while you’re out of the pool and take a breather to also practice some mental focus to sooth your mind.
SwimSwam.com: SwimSwam a national online resource for all things swimming is offering Daily Dryland Workouts for swimmers. These resources are for swimmers and coaches alike. Check back daily for new updates and workouts.
Online Personal Training: Keep healthy and strong even in your own home with OwlFit's Online Personal Training. Online personal training is available to all Sports and Recreation members including students, faculty, staff, and alumni offering a one-on-one experience and a fully supported virtual fitness journey.
Workouts To Go: Receive a customized personal training program that you can do on your own. A Personal Trainer will work with you to create the perfect 4-week training program based on your health and fitness goals.
Online Small Group Coaching: Reach your health and fitness goals with the support of a Transformation Coach and small group community. Each 4-week program includes a professionally designed workout program with video demonstrations, success strategies, a training calendar, workout logs, and a progress tracker to track your success. In order to keep you motivated, you will also have daily access and regular interactions with your Transformation Coach and small group community through the Microsoft Teams platform. Your coach will also provide additional support with 1-on-1 accountability check-ins throughout the program. Join a small group coaching program today to challenge your mind and body!
Water Safety Lessons from Aquatics
Bring water safety into your home with these online learning tools! Water safety is not just for pools - be safe on, near or around the water. Lessons structured for youth and adults with new lessons brought to you each week! Lessons are based on the American Red Cross’s Whale Tales program.Water Safety Lessons
Adventure Anywhere Challenge
Outdoor Adventures set a goal to reach 2,020 hours this summer of running, hiking, biking, walking, and riding! We hit that goal! Great job, Owls! Everyone worked together to achieve this goal by tracking their outside activity! Don’t hit the brakes yet, continue with the momentum by completing the mini-challenges each week! Challenges will be sent out on social media (@ksusportsrec) and on the Strava Club! Join the club to stay motivated and cheer others on!
Outdoor Adventures Camp at Home
Outdoor Adventures hosted the #KSUCampFromHome weekend, May 15-17! This weekend encouraged everyone to set up a campsite in their home, deck or yard! You can still have an adventure while staying at home! Try it out this weekend for a fun, new activity without having to travel!
Here are 5 Tips for a creating #KSUCampFromHome:
- Build a fire or stream a campfire from your device
- Make s’mores or your favorite camping treat
- Play games—card games or board games
- Make a starry night-- hang your camp lights or string lights
- Bring the entertainment—stream a movie, read a book or listen to a podcast
Adventure Photo Scavenger Hunt
Thank you to all the participants and voters! We hope you were able to get some fresh air and enjoy the scenery around you!
Congratulations to the winners!
Sunrise or Sunset
Intramural Sports Champ Shirt Design Contest
Congratulations to Enoch Dumas, the design contest winner!
Intramural Sports Trick Shot Contest
Congratulations to our winner! Check it out on Instagram!
American Council on Exercise – Online Fitness Library – free online exercise resource that offers detailed pictures and instructions relating to strength training exercises
Fitter Faster Swim Camps is offering FREE webinar’s with professional clinician’s during this time. If you miss a webinar, you can always view it at a later time. The topics vary and include: How to Stay In Shape During Quarantine, Dealing With Adversity, Breaking Down Freestyle Sprint, and others! Registration is required for the “live” sessions.
United States Masters Swimming
USMS is offering a wealth of resources during this time for Masters Swimmers. (Some resources may only be available to members of USMS.)
- USMS.org will have regular updates for the Masters Swimming community and a resource page with relevant information and articles during this time, including what swimmers should know about the coronavirus.
- New swimmer-centric dryland and yoga workouts will be posted regularly, both of which can be done at home. The USMS website also has an archive of dryland workouts and articles available to you.
- USMS social media channels will continue to provide communication as planned and updates as available. Follow along on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
- STREAMLINES newsletters will continue to be produced with some adjustments in the content provided based on the current situation.
- SWIMMER magazine will continue to be published and distributed with features celebrating the 50th anniversary of USM
Outdoor Adventures Blog - hear from Kennesaw State University students and staff as they reflect on their experience with the Outdoor Adventures program including Nature Bound trips, bike shop, climbing gym and other #ksuadventures!
Coronavirus Information and Resources
As recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
- Wash hands regularly.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow or use a tissue to cover your sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when experiencing symptoms of illness.
If you have any illness – common cold, flu, cough – please stay home and take care of yourself until you are better. If you are experiencing symptoms of the coronavirus:
- Students should contact Student Health Services at (470) 578-6644.
- Faculty and staff should contact their primary care physician.