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Try out fitness classes for free Jan. 13-19

By Alex Schisel, University Recreation PULLMAN, Wash. – CrossFit will join the more than 100 fitness classes per week offered by Washington State University Recreation for spring semester. Registration deadline is Jan. 19 and patrons may try out classes for free Jan. 13-19.

Messing about in boats

    Photography by Tim Marsh, WSU University Relations   PULLMAN – “Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing — absolutely nothing — half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” That’s a line from the classic children’s book, “The Wind in the Willows.” I’m sure it was in the back […]

New look at health of older patients

Photos courtesy of the WSU Student Recreation Center.   As fitness guru Jack LaLanne, 91, advocated in his 1950s TV show, physical activity is key to maintaining lasting health and quality of life. Janet Purath, assistant professor in the WSU Intercollegiate College of Nursing, hopes to re-emphasize that philosophy by adding functional fitness exams to […]

Healthy lifestyle can earn you cash

It’s no secret that unhealthy living habits are driving up the costs of health care for everyone — plans and families alike. Uniform Medical Plan (UMP) has implemented a new program to help keep the cost of medical care more affordable.  With UMP’s Health Counts! wellness program, you can earn points for healthy behaviors like […]

Exercise, metabolism degree granted national accreditation

 SPOKANE – The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology and Metabolism (ExMet) degree program at Washington State University Spokane has been granted Developmental Accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the American Dietetic Association. ExMet is the only bachelor’s degree program in the nation to be endorsed by the American College […]

Unique degree may revolutionize professions

Diet and exercise go hand in hand, which propelled WSU Spokane to design and offer an undergraduate degree that combines the two concepts. Introduced last fall, the Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology and Metabolism enables health-science students to pack a one-two punch in nutrition and exercise.“By creating this integrated program, we are transcending […]

University Recreation offers free preview of classes

To kick off the new semester, University Recreation is offering Free Demo Week January 9-15.  Demo week provides students and community members the opportunity to try every fitness, mind/body and gravity, dance, self defense, and outdoor recreation class, and learn more about intramurals and sport club offerings.  Classes include yoga, cardio salsa, gravity, cycling, agility […]

Effective diet has no magic pill

Diet. How’s that for a four-letter word, especially this time of year? The jolly season has been packed away with the tinsel and party hats. Suddenly, ‘tis the season to lose a few pounds.Low carb? Low fat? No flour? No sugar? What’s a body to do?We turned to WSU’s own informal “Food Intake and Obesity […]