SRC returns with new equipment


Photo by Javier Valdes/The Runner

By Javier Valdes



CSU Bakersfield’s Student Recreation Center is ready to begin the fall semester with new trips, extended hours and more equipment available to CSUB students.

From more physical programs such as the SRC’s Outdoor Adventures, to the dialogue creating Wellness Workshops, the SRC is preparing to become the one-stop-shop for all your health and fitness needs.

The 75,130 square-foot fitness center is equipped with a wide array of cardiovascular machines along with all your usual fitness needs.

The SRC also added 24 new TV’s to the facilities over the summer.

This fall the SRC is looking at expanding with the addition of new cardio machines and new equipment that can give students a ‘CrossFit’ experience.

The new equipment includes: kettle bells, battle ropes and dynamax balls. All of which will be available in the new High Intensity Interval Training area on the recreation centers top floor.

Students can also look forward to the rock wall competitions, and the new Women Rock program where women can come free climb every Wednesday.

“It’s a way to open up and be more inclusive for our female participants,” said Communications, Special Programs and Student Development Coordinator Mariah Schultz. “We’ll have our female staff working one-on-one with them so they’re a little more comfortable at climbing the wall.”

Schultz also mentioned that there will be various competitions throughout the semester, the first being ‘The Blind Climb,’ in this competition the participants will be attempting to climb the rock wall while blindfolded.

The personal training program, which is one of the most popular amongst CSUB students, will have two different sessions per semester.   Each session lasting an estimated seven weeks.

Intramural Sports is also returning this fall with flag football and dodgeball, for the first part of the fall semester, and ending with volleyball and outdoor soccer.

This academic year the SRC is looking to incorporate new tournaments on a Sunday of each month where students can come play indoor soccer, ultimate Frisbee, or basketball.

The Outdoor Adventures program has their calendar set for a semester of outdoor experiences with new, more affordable prices for students.

From surfing and and boogie boarding in Cayucos, to overnight trips to Big Sur, the Outdoor Adventures fall 2016 schedule is opening up the opportunity for students to explore California at subsidized prices which include food and transportation.

The SRC is also adding new speakers to their Wellness Workshops, this semester they will focus on creating more dialogue between students. The workshops will include time management, stress management and Zen zone’s throughout the semester.

Also, available for students is the Runner Ride program. CSUB students can check out a bicycle for the day and ride both on and off campus at no cost.

The SRC will kick-off the new semester with a RecFest open house event where students can go check out what the SRC has to offer. The event will be held on Aug. 22 at 6 p.m. at the SRC and will feature a DJ, food and giveaways.