RecSports celebrates ‘fitness week’

Erika Rich

Gregory Gym and the recreational sports center offered free classes Wednesday to celebrate National Recreational Sports & Fitness Day.

Sarah Jordan, who oversees group exercise programs at Gregory Gym, said the day’s events were part of Love Your Body Week.

“RecSports partners with UT Health Services this week to promote positive body image and fun fitness,” Jordan said.

In addition to free TeXercise and cycling classes all day long, there were 15-minute class demonstrations ranging from Zumba dance to fencing.

The gym also offered free rock climbing, which staff members said had a great turnout. Corporate communications senior Alex Rios came to the rock wall as part of the national fitness day.

“I’ve never climbed before, and I saw a sign that said there was free climbing from 2 to 5 p.m. for national fitness day so I wanted to check it out, try it,” he said.

Free exercise classes will continue Friday morning with a free Zumba class 9:45 a.m.