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SFU Rec… it’s for everyone! Most SFU students, staff and faculty receive a Membership and are our most frequent visitors, however we welcome all. Whether you are beginning or advanced, prefer organized or drop-in, or like individual, team, or group activities, SFU Rec has something for you.

Our Healthy at Home initiative provides opportunities to help you maintain an active lifestyle at home, including virtual classes, pre-recorded workout videos, and blogs! Explore some of our blogs related to well-being, such as fitness, recreational activities, sleep and more. All of the blog posts are written by SFU Recreation staff to help you learn more about starting and maintaining an active lifestyle. 

Learn more by visiting the SFU Rec Website.

In this Series


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7 Ways to Add Fitness to Your Routine
Part 1

Are you trying to put wellness into your routine and not quite sure where it fits? This article by SFU Recreation tells you some tips and tricks on finding ways to get started

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How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse: 4 Tips to Get You Started with Running
Part 2

Running is great for your cardiovascular health, but it's not easy to get motivated if you're new to the sport. Read Rachel's post on SFU Rec to find some tips on how to build motivation before putting on the running shoes. 

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How to Nap for University Students
Part 3

Sometimes a well-timed nap can mean the world to a tired student. Read on to see the ins and outs of napping at SFU and what's your best bet at at-school slumber.

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Reasons Why You Should Join the SFU Recreation Promotions Team
Part 4

Helping out the SFU Recreation team can come in many different forms! Read as Aleisha, a Promotions Assistant at SFU Rec, tells us about her role and why Promotions is a great team to partner with.

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The 5 Components of Fitness
Part 5

Keeping a well-rounded fitness approach is important for overall physical health. Focusing on the 5 components of fitness can help with this.

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Ways to Stay Active in the Summer: Water Sports Edition
Part 6

With an abundance of beaches and lakes on the West Coast, there are lots of different activities that you can do outside while staying cool. Here are some of our recommendations for ways to stay active in the summer, water sports edition:

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ABC's of Setting up a Home Gym
Part 7

Want to start doing home workouts? Check out SFU Recreation's blog on tips for setting up your workout space and how to get started.

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Ways to Stay Active in the Summer: Hiking Edition
Part 8

BC offers so many amazing hiking opportunities whether it is a 1-day hike or a weeklong backpacking trip. Learn more about what you need to prepare for your next hike.

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Ways to Stay Active in the Summer: On Wheels Edition
Part 9

Looking for a new adventure on wheels? Read more for some local suggestions from SFU Recreation!

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Ways to Stay Active in the Summer: Team Sports Edition
Part 10

Team sports are a great way to have fun with friends, especially when the weather is nice during the summer. However, it isn't always easy to organize or find the people, space, and equipment. That's why we would like to help you out. With this blog we will discuss some of the different teams and drop-in leagues throughout the Lower Mainland that you can join!

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7 Tips for Overcoming Your Fear of Going to the Gym
Part 11

They say starting is the hardest part, but how do you start? How do you overcome that initial fear and anxiety of the gym? Read SFU Recreation's blog to find out some tips to help get you motivated.