National Recreation Day 2017: How Do You Yates?

Yates Field House is excited to once again celebrate National Recreation Day with an abundance of day-long activities and events! Join us on Friday, February 3rd to get active, have fun, and reflect on #HowDoYouYates!

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National Recreation Day is recognized every February by the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA). The day was established to celebrate the founding of NIRSA, as well as promote habits of health and wellbeing in our communities. At Yates Field House, we celebrate Rec Day with offerings of free fitness and wellness activities to our members, as well as a day dedicated to educating our community about why physical activity is important.

Help us spread the word about what recreation means to you by participating in our #HowDoYouYates photo booth! The first 150 participants will receive a FREE Rec Day 2017 t-shirt.

Full schedule of National Recreation Day events below.

11AM-6PM: Free Chair Massage event, Mezzanine
3PM: Cornhole begins, Lobby
3:00-6:00PM: #HowDoYouYates Photo Booth and T-shirt giveaway, Lobby
4:00PM-5:00PM: FREE Spinning, Studio B*
4:45PM-5:45PM: FREE Kripalu Yoga, Studio A*
7PM: Battleship and Log Rolling, Pool**

*Group Fitness classes will be filled on a first-come, first serve basis. For spinning, participants MUST sign up for a bike at the Yates Front Desk beginning at 3:30PM.
**Sign up for the Battleship Tournament through Georgetown’s IMleagues website. Participation is $15 per team.

How Do YOU Yates: Yates Field House Celebrates National Recreation Day

This Friday, join Yates Field House to observe National Recreational Sports and Fitness Day, recognized every year by the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA). National Rec Day was established to celebrate the founding of NIRSA, as well as promote habits of health and wellbeing in our communities.

Georgetown students compete in a Battleship tournament at the Yates pool.
Georgetown students compete in a Battleship tournament at the Yates pool.

Yates Field House is celebrating recreation through free and fun activities all day on Friday, February 5th. Yates Field House members are invited to participate in Group Fitness Classes, Cornhole, Battleship, Log Rolling, and more.

In addition to your favorite recreation activities, live music and free food will be provided. Enjoy entertainment from a live DJ on the fitness floor in the afternoon and at the pool in the evening. Free pizza will be served on the Yates mezzanine starting at 5PM.

Yates is encouraging Georgetown to get out and get active in celebration of National Rec Day. Join us on Friday and show the community #HowDoYouYates!

Full schedule of National Recreation Day events below.

10-11AM: Free Zumba Class, Studio A
3PM: Cornhole begins, Mezzanine
3:30-4:30PM: Free Pi-Yo Class, Studio A
5PM: Free Pizza served, Mezzanine
5:45-6:45: Free HIIT Class, Studio A
7PM: Battleship and Log Rolling, Pool Deck

Yates Spin Instructor featured by Mad Dogg!

Joe Kraskinkas, a Spinning Master Instructor who teaches classes at Yates, was recently profiled on the Spinning website.  In the profile, Joe describes his history and experience with Spinning and his passion and approach as an instructor.

The Yates family is excited to congratulate Joe on this well-deserved recognition!

Follow the link for the full profile.  A brief bio of Joe can be found below:

Born and raised in Central Massachusetts, Joe now lives in Virginia just outside of Washington, DC. Joe earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) with a minor in Music. Joe also competed in Track and Field for WPI as a hurdler, sprinter, jumper, and multi-event athlete and is now an avid triathlete, qualifying for the USA Triathlon Age Group Championships every year since 2012. Joe is an active trumpet player with several groups in the greater Washington, DC, area.

Maegen Hellberg – a Quick Introduction

20141210 Yates 0034This past November, Maegen Hellberg joined the Yates professional staff as Assistant Fitness Director.  Here’s a brief Q&A to get to know our new addition as she embarks on her career at Georgetown!

Q: Where are you coming from?

Prior to arriving at Georgetown, I worked as the Graduate Assitant for Health & FItness at Campbell University, located about 40 miles south of Raleigh, NC. I maintained this role while completing a master’s degree of Public Heath.

Q: What are your responsibilities at Yates?

Currently, I oversee the Group Exercise program. I also assist the Director of Fitness (Meg Dimsa) with the personal training program and fitness floor as needed.

Q: What is your personal background with recreation, fitness and sports?

Sports have been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember.  I was fortunate enough to play varsity soccer for Coastal Carolina University from 2006 to 2010.  I was also involved with gymnastics growing up.  I became very interested in fitness, wellness and nutrition early on in my collegiate career and it was an easy, seamless transition for me from athletics.  I began my fitness career right out of college and worked as a personal trainer, fitness instructor and wellness coach.

Q: What excites you about working at Georgetown and Yates Field House?

I am most excited about getting to interact with the students, faculty, staff and outside members that utilize our facilities. I thoroughly enjoy getting to meet new people and learning more about them.  I hope that through these interaction and information gathering, we can develop ways to better serve our community.

Q: What else would you like to share with the Yates community?

I enjoy hiking with my dog, running, cooking and reading.  I am originally from Long Island, NY and come from a big family.  I love to travel and hope to make it to Fiji one day!

Spinning Instructor Training – December 13

Yates is hosting a Spinning Instructor Training on December 13 for any person interested in becoming a certified Spinning instructor.  This workshop provides the tools and information needed to lead your own official Spinning classes.  After completing the training, participants are eligible to take the Instructor Assessment online to receive an official instructor certification. Bring your gear and be ready for two great rides led by a Spinning Master Instructor. Workshop time (including two rides and a lunch break) is nine hours, from 9:00am to 6:00pm.

For additional information or to REGISTER, check out the official Instructor Training event page.

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