Virtual Programs

Per the directive from the University System of Georgia, Sports and Recreation facilities will remain closed until further notice.

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. 

At-Home Workouts

OwlFit is hosting LIVE fitness classes on our Instagram Page! Each class is 30 minutes and equipment needs will be posted! The schedule will be updated weekly! 

  • Monday (7/6)
    Tuesday (7/7)
    Wednesday (7/8)
    Thursday (7/9)
  • 12:30PM
    Yoga
    Equipment: Mat, Optional Yoga Block
    12:30PM 
    Full Body Circuit
    Equipment: Mat & Optional Weight
    12:30 PM
    Kickboxing
    12:30 PM
    Total Core
    Equipment: Optional Mat and Pillow
  • 5:30 PM
    Hip Hop Toning
    Equipment: Optional Weights
    5:30 PM
    Dance Fitness
    5:30 PM
    Full Body Strength
    Equipment: Mat & Optional Weight
    5:30 PM
    Dance Fitness

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!  

Minute Meditation

Total Body Stretch

Desk Exercises

Outside Sweat Sesh - 20 minute HIIT workout

ParkCORE Abs

Cardio Brain Break

Ab Circuit 

Plank Madness

Glute Burner

 

Yoga from KSU Counseling and Psychological Services:

Yoga and Meditation

Guide to Yoga Therapy Center Joint Freeing Series

 

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.

Les Mills is offering on-demand classes for FREE! While we can't enjoy our OwlFit group fitness classes or personal training in person right now, this is a great alternative solution. Find your workout today!

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.  

Fitness

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!

Summer Fitness Challenges

June: Join the OwlFit Flexibility challenge to improve your total body flexibility. This 30 day challenge includes a collection of stretches and yoga poses that will guide you through flexibility and mobility work for all parts of the body! Complete this challenge to win a FREE spot in one of OwlFit's Small Group Coaching Programs in July (Bootcamp or Cardio-Strength and Mobility)! Let's get started!

Intramural Sports 

Join in on some friendly competition through ESports, trivia or other online games. These sports will be self-scheduled by the teams. 

  • Sport
    Team Creation Opens
    Team Creation Closes
    Season
  • MLB The Show - ESports Series
    June 22, 2020
    July 17, 2020
    June 29-July 30, 2020
  • FIFA 20 - ESports Series
    June 22, 2020
    July 17, 2020
    June 29-July 30, 2020
  • Weekly Trivia Night
    June 22, 2020
    July 17, 2020
    June 29-July 30, 2020
  • Gaming Room
    June 22, 2020
    July 17, 2020
    June 29-July 30, 2020
Sign Up to Play!

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 May - June 2020! Lessons are based on the American Red Cross’s Whale Tales program.

Water Safety Lessons

Adventure Anywhere Challenge

Together we are strong. We have set a goal to reach 2,020 hours of collective activity time. You choose the activity, log your ride, run, hike, walk in Strava. We will provide updates each week on where we are adventuring as well as how many hours we have contributed as a community. To have your activity count, join the Outdoor Adventures Strava Club.

Summer Sweat Virtual 5K

Complete a 5K at your own pace and anywhere you can - outside, on a treadmill or on a track by July 31, 2020. 

Send proof of your completion of 3.1 miles (snap a photo or show us on your activity tracker)! Share on social, send us a direct message or an email to sports_recreation@kennesaw.edu.  Please remember to include your KSU ID number, Net ID and affiliation (student, faculty or staff). 

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!

  looking outside from camping tent


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!

 flowering bud on tree limb

Flowering Trees
Muhammad B.

dog in a clover patch

4-Leaf Clover
Anna S.

back of boat wake in water

Water
Julia T.

magnolia flower

Flowers
Jeavanie

starry night sky

Starry Sky
Hailey G.

peir at the beach with orange and yellow sky

Sunrise or Sunset
Anna S.

Intramural Sports Champ Shirt Design Contest

Intramural Sport Champ Shirt Winner

Congratulations to Enoch Dumas, the design contest winner!

Intramural Sports Trick Shot Contest

Congratulations to our winner! Check it out on Instagram!

Support Local 

Virtual Yoga Present by KAISER PERMANENTE, Mondays 6:30 PM

Join The Battery Atlanta + Rene Eder for Virtual Yoga presented by Kaiser Permanente. Namast'ay at home + tune in to The Battery Atlanta's Facebook Live on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. for free, live yoga classes. If you are unable to tune in live on Monday, view the recorded yoga sessions on their Youtube Channel!

 

Wahoo Fitness - The Wahoo Sports Science team has worked hard to create a suite of training plans designed specifically for athletes who are staying indoors due to the current global health crisis.

These four-week “All In” training plans are completely indoor-based and place increased emphasis on yoga, strength, and Mental Training. Each indoor plan offers a different focus -- cycling, multisport, cross-training -- while incorporating sessions from The Sufferfest yoga and strength training video library. To help athletes develop essential positive thinking and goal-setting skills, each plan also includes sessions from The Sufferfest Mental Toughness Program. Drawing on decades of experience at the highest level of the sport, the plans were designed by the Wahoo Sports Science Team to help athletes improve their fitness while remaining indoors and maintain motivation in the midst of this unprecedented crisis.

In order to ensure that the plans are accessible to everyone, The Sufferfest is offering new users a free month subscription through the promo code ALLINSUFPLAN. Visit the website to get started today!  

 

Have some additions to our local list? Send us an email!

Resources

5 Ways to Keep the Spirit of Adventure Going - Backcountry.com

Get inspired with NIRSA's Pinterest Boards

How to Run Safely Amid Coronavirus Concerns - Runnersworld.com

Runners Share How They Are Social Distancing On Crowded Trails - Runnersworld.com

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.

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!

 

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 Coronavirus Information and Resources

Kennesaw State University Updates and Information

Preventative Care
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.
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