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Our doors are closed, but we’re keeping busy – and so should you! If you’re finding yourself spending a lot of time sitting in your makeshift home office, break up your day by joining us from home to try workout tips, enter photo and video challenges, participate in virtual classes, and compete in our new eSports League. Help us keep the Rec community connected!

Follow us on Instagram or like us on Facebook to see daily tips and activities. Sign up for our post notifications so you don’t miss a thing! Not on social media? Check back here for ongoing updates.

Working out from home, just like in the gym, requires proper preparation. Before you start, review our safety tips to help to avoid exercise injuries.

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Weekly challenge

To enter, post a response to this week’s prompt on your Instagram or Facebook page, or in your story. Make sure you share your post or story to our direct messages so we don’t miss it – #recwithus and @bcitrec (Instagram) or @BCIT REC (Facebook).

A new challenge will be posted on Monday each week. Entries for each week’s challenge must be submitted by 12:00PM on Friday. Draws will take place each Friday at 3:00PM.

A grand champion will be crowned on June 1st, 2020. Each successfully completed challenge will earn you 1 entry into the draw. The grand prize is a Fitbit Inspire HR Fitness Tracker – don’t miss out!

Check out this week’s challenge:

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Virtual fitness

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We’re working on some fun, challenging, home-friendly virtual classes you can participate in from anywhere.

Email BCIT_Recreation@bcit.ca with your A0 number to be registered for free and receive class invites through Zoom.

Once registered, you will receive all class invites going forward. If at anytime you wish to be removed from the class invite list, please let us know.

Scheduled classes:

Monday May 25th 12:00PM – Pilates with Joanna

Wednesday May 27th 12:00PM – Stretch with Carol

Friday May 29th 12:00PM – Ballet with Denisse

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Workout programs

Set some time aside in your day to try our suggestions for workouts you can do from home – no special equipment required.

See our workout programs

Share your progress on you social media channels so your community can see how you’re doing!

Puzzles and games

Give your brain a workout by keeping up with our weekly mental fitness challenges! Submit your completed challenges to be entered into a draw.

See our Puzzles and Games

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Missing sports as much as we are? BCIT Recreation Services is happy to announce our brand new eSports Leagues!

Current leagues

We currently offer a FIFA 20 league for both Xbox One and PS4, and an online Chess league.

Each league will run on a ladder system; this means you are free to join and play whenever is best for you. Join either of our leagues to be connected with other players within the BCIT community. It will then be up to you to challenge other players and climb your way to the top of the standings.

Don’t see a league you like? We welcome suggestions for future eSports leagues! Email your ideas to Justin at jlee1167@bcit.ca.

To register

To register, send an email to our Sports Programs and Intramurals Coordinator, Justin Lee, at jlee1167@bcit.ca. Please provide your A0 number, and specify which league you wish to join.

Once you have been registered, you will receive a contact list to connect you with all other players in the league.

Note: By participating in the Intramural eSports League, players give BCIT consent to share their email address with other participants for the purpose of scheduling matches.

See Rules eSports [PDF].

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Health tips

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be fun and tasty! Check out some of our favourite recipes to spice up your diet:

During these unusual times, it is important to take breaks and get some fresh air. Check out this list of trails and paths that BCIT Rec staff use to maintain a healthy balance.

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Being healthy at home means taking steps to maintain all aspects of your health and well-being.

As well as participating in our workout programs and virtual classes, make sure to take some time for yourself and try out some of our wellness tips.

See our wellness tips

Policies

While these programs and activities are conducted virtually please note that all existing BCIT and BCIT Recreation Services policies apply and, as always, please note that everyone has their own skill and experience and should take steps to adjust their own movements as per their own abilities. Please remember that online classes and that all activity comes with risk and thus please adjust your activity accordingly.

Student services provides virtual supports and services available to all BCIT students.

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