What’s Shaking Around UCLA?

Hello, my Bruin Fitness Pals!

Have you been wondering what fitness events are shaking up UCLA? Well have no fear, I am here to help you move and even de-stress with an update on loads of programs sweeping through UCLA!

UCLA Rec

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Photo via UCLA Recreation

I know you all might already know about UCLA Rec’s amazing classes, but they have added a lot more new classes for great prices! For example, there are new tennis classes that take place in the LA Tennis Courts on campus. There are many options from just learning how to play tennis to tennis workouts. They also offer both private and group options.

Also, we have a new Applied Martial Arts Program! It is a mix of all the different martial arts classes offered to students right now. It is also personalized, based on your level of martial arts, what you are comfortable with, and what you are interested in learning. So if you haven’t been comfortable taking a martial arts class because you didn’t think it would fit you, check this out!

Meditation

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Photo via Flickr

If you have been looking for an awesome place to get into meditation, look no further! The UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) holds free drop-in meditation at various locations at or near UCLA. For example, on Mondays, the Ronald Reagan Medical Center hosts them, the UCLA School of Law on Tuesdays, and on Wednesdays, these are in Powell Library. So if you are interested, check out the full schedule here! For more events, such as the mindful awareness practices that help students apply the principles of mindfulness in their daily lives, held by the UCLA MARC, check out their calendar here, where the dates and times are listed, along with the dates of their meditation sessions.

Yoga

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If y’all are interested in some free yoga, check out Flexible Fridays! Multiple sessions are held around campus and in the Residential Halls at different times of the day to accommodate your busy schedules. Although some of the outside sessions have been cancelled due to rain this quarter, there are still many inside options. So if you are interested, check out the times in the photo above! And for more updates (such as if a session is postponed or cancelled), check out their Facebook page here.

“I Heart Walking!”

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Photo via UCLA Recreation

Get moving with UCLA’s 11th Annual “I Heart Walking” program! Starting from Monday, February 13th all the way to Thursday, February 16th, step out from behind your desks and walk with us and your colleagues! Join your fellow Bruins as we gather for lunchtime walks to get refreshed and improve your health!

Everyday, there will be walks happening at lunchtime, starting from 12:10 and 12:15 pm. There will also be free health screenings in Pauley Pavilion on Thursday. For more information on times, locations, and how to register, check this link out.

Also, if the movement wasn’t awesome enough, you can possibly get a t-shirt! If you attend two or more walks, you can get a free t-shirt (while supplies last). But there will be loads more giveaways, samples, and prizes, so start registering!

So now that you are all loaded up with fun events, get out there and keep up your movements! We, here at MoveWell, wish you luck in your movement adventures!

Tiffany Hu is an undergraduate student at UCLA majoring in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics with a minor in Bioinformatics. She is a blogger for Move Well of the UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative. She is the co-Director of the Student Health Advocates, which focuses on educating students on various intersections of health. Tiffany is also the Special Projects and Alumni Coordinator of the UCLA Care Extender Internship, which helps students volunteer at all departments in the UCLA Medical Centers.

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