By KATE SELTZER
With the semester starting back up, as students are getting back into the swing of things, returning students may notice a change at the fitness center when they go to sign up for any of the various group fitness classes. In previous years these classes were free, however, due to an increase in demand and popularity, beginning this year students will be asked to pay a fee of $10. This new fee, which only needs to be paid one time, will grant students unlimited access to all of the group fitness classes for the duration of the school year.
By MEAGHAN MCINTYRE
On Jan. 30, the University of Mary Washington’s Executive Cabinet voted to pass a motion for a sauna to be added to the fitness center. Senior political science and Spanish double major, Ben Purdy was the senator who introduced the proposal about a week earlier at a student senate meeting.
By LAUREN TAYLOR
Over fall break, Campus Recreation’s new program, Outdoor Recreation, held its first Tier 3 trip in Fayetteville, West Virginia and stayed at the Ace Adventure Resort. The weekend began with Bridge Day, an annual event in West Virginia where B.A.S.E. jumpers take the leap off the New River Gorge Bridge.
By KYRA KETCH
Three University of Mary Washington professional staff members, along with six UMW students, will make the six and a half hour trek to University of North Carolina Asheville this Friday, Feb. 19. There, at the Southeast Collegiate Fitness Expo, university students and staff from across the region will gather to share knowledge, skills and exciting new trends in fitness.
By MATHIEU WETMORE
It may not be the English Premier League that takes place in Europe and attracts the greatest players in the world, but it is the premier intramural sport of the spring at the University of Mary Washington, and it attracts the greatest soccer players that the campus has to offer.
By MATHIEU WETMORE
Mark Mermelstein joined the University of Mary Washington as director of Campus Recreation almost eight years ago. The UMW Community has greatly benefited from his dynamic experience ever since.
For the average college student, a break from the day-to-day struggle of getting out of bed, going to class and doing way too much homework is much needed. Some students do this by reading a good book or watching Netflix. Some, however, sink canoes in the Goolrick Pool.