Black Bears invited to take part in free virtual fitness classes

University of Maine Campus Recreation is participating in the 2020 Recreation Movement, a collaboration between Riddle & Bloom, TikTok, the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) and more than 40 colleges and universities nationwide encouraging people to “stay active together, even when we’re apart” during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

This free virtual fitness program connects university students, faculty, staff and alumni nationwide to offer opportunities for self-care and a sense of community.

The website will offer daily online fitness challenges and workout classes, as well as individual exercises including walking, running and hiking. Recreation center directors, students and instructors from participating schools will share a variety of live and recorded workout classes through May 3.  

Registered users can log their active minutes through the site to contribute to a leaderboard showcasing their school’s performance. Each week the top five individual student participants will be rewarded for their engagement in the program. 

More information about the initiative is online