Staying Active

Every new calendar year always starts off with a crowded Student Recreational Sports Center (SRSC), full of people with new year resolutions. The SRSC, along with Health, Physical Education & Recreation Building (HPER), serve as the two major IU facilities for staying active here in Bloomington. SRSC, for instance, houses strength & conditioning areas, a semi-private strength circut and cardio studio, racquetball courts, basketball and volleyball courts, to name a few. The Counsilman/Billingsley Aquatic Center, in addition, consists of an indoor Olympic-sized pool and a diving well. HPER, as IU’s first recreational sports facility, houses similar options.  These facilities also offer group exercises, personal trainers, intramural sports, and swimming lessons. Group exercises, for example, are very popular; they can range from belly dancing and pilates to kickboxing and deep water exercise. Many of these activities are free of charge for IU students, and the frequency of your attendence is at your leisure.  

Given the number of options you can choose from at SRSC or HPER, let’s not forget that the Bloomington campus is a beautiful place to walk, jog or bike around. Especially when the weather is nice,  the campus is full of people enjoying the sunshine and staying active at the same time. If you ever have an opportunity to visit IU’s Bloomington campus, and especially if you are interested in staying active, I’d recommend checking out SRSC and HPER to get a glimpse of another resource that IU offers.

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