GPRC Work Out of the Week: November 14, 2017

GPRC Work Out of the Week: November 14, 2017

Get ready folks for this week’s Workout of the Week (WOW), courtesy of the the PEAK Advanced Methodologies class. WOW’s are posted in two locations in the GPRC Fitness Centre.

These WOW’s are sure to provide a great solution to those who are unsure of what do next in their workout routine or for those who simply want to mix it up. They provide knowledgeable recommendations and well rounded exercises for the fitness goer in everyone.

Each week a different student provides a new workout with a warm up, workout, cool down, as well as useful tips and pointers!

Workout of the week posters can be found in two locations around our Grande Prairie campus!

  1.  Located at the bottom of the stairs into the weight room and
  2.  Located by the water fountain at the top of the stairs in the weight room.

This week’s workout is brought to you by Jesse Bird. Jesse is a second year student in the PEAK Personal Trainer Diploma.

“My focus is on health and wellness in all aspects of life. Through a positive and compassionate approach, I believe that physical training can benefit everyone, regardless of limitations.”

Some reminders from this week’s creator:

Remember to breathe. Breathe out on the exertion, if you’re squatting, breathe in as you lower to the ground and breathe out as you force the weight back up.

Be courteous. Everyone is here to work on themselves. Only weak people try to verbally knock down others because of their own insecurities.

To see this week’s workout head down to the Fitness Centre where you can learn about its creator and see the workout, useful tips, and guidance provided by him.

 

GPRC Work Out of the Week: November 6, 2017

GPRC Work Out of the Week: November 6, 2017

Unsure of what to do when you go to the GPRC Fitness Centre? Are you in the same boring workout routine? Don’t worry we have a solution!

Each week a different GPRC student from the PEAK Advanced Methodologies class will provide a new workout with a warm up, workout, cool down, as well as useful tips and pointers!

The new Workout of the Week (WOW) has been posted!

These WOW’s are sure to provide a great solution to those who are unsure of what do next in their workout routine or for those who simply want to mix it up. They provide knowledgeable recommendations and well rounded exercises for the fitness goer in everyone.

Workout of the week posters can be found in two locations around our Grande Prairie campus!

  1.  Located at the bottom of the stairs into the weight room and
  2.  Located by the water fountain at the top of the stairs in the weight room.

 

This week’s workout is brought to you by Brian Peterson, a GPRC PEAK student.

Brian is passionate about family, wellness and sustainable weight loss.

Travelling, spending time with his family and the community are just some of his interests.

So, what are you waiting for? Head down to the College Fitness Centre to see this week’s workout and learn more about its creator.

GPRC Work Out of the Week: October 30, 2017

GPRC Work Out of the Week: October 30, 2017

Unsure of what to do when you go to the GPRC Fitness Centre? Are you in the same boring workout routine? The Advanced Methodologies class Workouts of the Week (WOW’s) are a great solution!

Each week a different student provides a new workout with a warm up, workout, cool down, as well as useful tips and pointers!

Workout of the weeks posters can be found in two locations around our Grande Prairie campus!

  1.  Located at the bottom of the stairs into the weight room and
  2.  Located by the water fountain at the top of the stairs in the weight room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week’s workout is brought to you by Lisa Ouellet, a second-year student in the Personal Training Program here at GPRC.

“I believe that it is never too late to discover fitness and create your own best self. I myself found fitness later in life and know first hand what it can do for you physically and emotionally.  I also know how difficult it can be to learn how to put yourself first.”- Lisa Ouellet.

Head down to the Fitness Centre to see this week’s workout and learn more about its creator.

GPRC Howlers Cup Dodgeball Tournament

GPRC Howlers Cup Dodgeball Tournament

GPRC students celebrated the end of the academic year using the 5 D’s of Dodgeball – Dodge-Dip-Duck-Dive-Dodge.

GPRC’s Howler’s Cup happened on April 12 as part of the college’s meltdown festivities to celebrate the end of the academic year, and summer being around the corner. 

The original Howler’s Cup was organized by a past Students’ Association president and was actually a floor hockey tournament.

Our GPRC Student Wellness department wanted to bring it back, and give the students a way to let lose before finals.

And so a Dodgeball Tournament was born.

13 teams of GPRC students came out with most teams wearing matching themed team uniforms competing for some awesome prizes.

 

The Prizes

  • First Place
  • Best Team Uniform
  • Best Team Name

And the winners were:

1st Place Champions – ‘Swole Patrol’
2nd Place – ‘Blue Balls’
3rd Place – ‘Commerce Crusaders’

Best Team Name – Commerce Crusaders;

Best Dressed Team – Mama Mia

Best Dressed Team – ‘Mama Mia’

GPRC Student Wellness and GPRCSA would like to thank everyone who came out and participated in this fun afternoon.

“There was a tremendously positive energy right from the very beginning of the tournament,” said Joel Thibault, GPRC Student Wellness Coordinator. “There were some great costumes and so much attention to detail. This was clearly a tournament students were thinking about and looking forward to since we began marketing it!”

 

Even GPRC’s Farley got in on the action!

GPRC students didn’t hold back and busted out their ninja-like and acrobatic moves to dodge flying Dodgeballs.  The afternoon included many underdog victories that really got teams and the crowd roaring!

Majority of the afternoon saw students coming to watch the event, grab a bit to eat and drink provided by the SA, and cheer on their friends and fellow students. The place was packed from 1-3 p.m. with many instructors and users of GPRC’s Fitness Centre coming to check out the action as well.

Check out more photos of the GPRC Dodgeball Tournament on our Facebook page.

Thank you so everyone who made this event a total success! 

Your GPRC SA members joined in on the fun forming the Guardians of Meltdown team!

 

Bike A Thon: Make Some Noise for Mental Health

Bike A Thon: Make Some Noise for Mental Health

GPRC is proud to be standing up for Mental Health Awareness by making some noise for mental health.

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Student-athletes and mental health advocates in Alberta are teaming up with RBC Olympians and Sheldon Kennedy to reduce stigma related to mental illness and promote mental health and wellness. Make Some Noise for Mental Health is an award-winning campaign which promotes mental health awareness on 17 post-secondary campuses in 15 communities. Coinciding with ‘Blue Monday’, the campaign begins on January 16 and continues until February 12, 2017.

Read the full Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference news release here.

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Join us on February 3rd and 4th at our GPRC Volleyball home games against the University of Alberta Augustana Vikings to show support of your student athletes and spread awareness of mental health. 

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Earlier in the day of February 3rd, join us for a Bike A Thon: Make Some Noise for Mental Health put on by your GPRC Student Wellness and hosted in the SAGPRC Howler’s Lounge. 

The Bike-A-Thon event features up to 20 teams on 20 stationary bikes in the GPRC Howlers Lounge pedaling to achieve the furthest distance for the grand prize.

Student Wellness, Wolves Athletics and the Students’ Association are working together to put together a fun event that will raise awareness for mental health, bring the student body together and burn some calories! Go the distance for Mental Health and Campus Activities!

Learn more on how to register and get involved here. 

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