Fitness and Nutrition

Learning online is a totally different experience that means you need different strategies and support. Student Experience is here for you and has several online resources and remote supports available.

Resources To Support Your Physical Well-Being

Campus Recreation

We're putting out LIVE fitness content regularly through Instagram and Zoom. Follow us to stay up-to-date on everything we have going on, and check our website for updates!

 

Sports and Recreation wants our Mustangs to be able to stay active, so our Western Campus Recreation fitness is going LIVE on Instagram @Western_Rec every day starting March 25, with some of your favourite classes. For more information visit www.uwo.ca/campusrec 

On Mondays and Thursdays through May, our Cardio Dance class will be offered Live on ZOOM. Individuals must pre-register for these FREE classes:

Mondays Registration Link: https://westernuniversity.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIkc-2hqjgsHNwdZr34dQ0iCAPdwk5_8wA8 

Thursdays Registration Link: https://westernuniversity.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcqcOGpqD0sGNb1a0Le9hnqSJR7Gg2vfRLT 

 

One of the best things you can do is keep active, if possible.

 

Schedule for Live Fitness Classes

We're thinking about all our Mustangs around the world right now!

Note: Please ensure you are exercising safely. If you are new to exercise, it is a good idea to complete this link: http://eparmedx.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/PARQPlus2019ImageVersion2.pdf

As well, Harvard Medical School has published an article on 10 tips for exercising safely: https://www.health.harvard.edu/healthbeat/10-tips-for-exercising-safely


Some additional good workouts that we recommend and that can be found online anytime, include the following.

YOGA WITH ADRIENE

This YouTube channel has free yoga Videos. Everything from beginners to long strength-based flow sessions https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene

DANALANDGREN 

Instagram account that posts a variety of body weight workouts: https://www.instagram.com/danalandgren/?hl=en 

BOHO BEAUTIFUL 

This YouTube channel has a large number of yoga videos for all skill levels. Bonus is that they are filmed around the world. https://www.youtube.com/user/cexercize/videos

BODY WEIGH WORKOUTS, STRONG BY ZUMBA, HITT, DANCE

Pop sugar fitness has a large number of fitness classes on YouTube. Most require little to no equipment. https://www.youtube.com/user/popsugartvfit


April 2020 Intramural Online Tournaments - FREE Registration

Western Mustangs E-Sports Multi-day Online Tournaments

E-Sports offered - FIFA, NHL, Super Mario Bros

Enter E-Sports!!! 

This is an unprecedented time for campus intramurals across the country. We're always committed to providing intramural activities any way we know how, and we’re pursuing online gaming as a means to continue programming and keep participants engaged through this difficult time. Who couldn't use a good distraction?
Visit www.uwo.ca/campusrec for more information

 

Costs for Tournaments:     FREE

Registration Dates:
    Opens: Wednesday, April 8th @ 8:00am EST
                                     Closes: Tuesday, April 14th @ 11:59pm EST

Tournament Dates:     Starts: Thursday, April 16th
                                     Ends: Thursday, April 30th

Tournaments:

1. Xbox (only) - FIFA20
2. PS4 (only) - NHL20
3. Nintendo (only) - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Format:

1. All games are played 1 v 1 – no teams
2. Max 64 entries for each tournament
3. Double Elimination – everyone is guaranteed two games
4. Each participant is free to choose any team/character to play with in the game (No All-Star)

How to sign-up:

1. Go to imleagues.com and “Sign up” if you don’t already have an account, make sure you select “Western University” as your school/affiliation. If you already have an account, “Login”.
2. Navigate to the Intramural homepage and locate the tournament you are interested in participating in and create a team with your GamerID/Tag as your team name. This is mandatory as it will be how opponents find each other in the game.
3.Double elimination tournament brackets will be created and posted online following the close of the registration period.
4. Each round of the tournament must be completed by the specified dates (TBD) to ensure the tournament moves on in an orderly fashion and finishes on time.
5. Participants may play their matches at any mutually convenient time provided matches are completed before the subsequent round begins.
6. Standardized rules of game play will be posted on each tournament page.
7. Scores will be self reported; any disputes will be investigated and resolved on a case by case basis.

Prize:

The Purple Shirt – Will be mailed to the winner

Links to Tournament Rules (click on game):

1. Xbox (only) - FIFA20
2. PS4 (only) - NHL20 
3. Nintendo (only) - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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Additional Fitness Supports Available At A Distance

We have put together a few tip sheets for you that we hope will help as you transition to your online learning environments. Take a look below, and check back often as we continue to share more resources!

Physical Health 

Intro to Physical Wellness - Tip Sheet
Deskercise! 33 Smart Ways to Exercise from your Desk
Kayla Itsines Online Workout Videos 
How to Relax with Yoga - Video

Three, 6-minute Workout Videos  - Each workout will exercise four main muscle groups: Cardio, Lower Body, Upper Body and Core  

And, check out these London-based gyms that are providing online training tutorials via Instagram:

  • AndFit Training Studio - Offering a small, weight-based workout daily at 9:30AM EST
  • Revkor - Offering resistance-bands based class daily at 9:30AM EST

 

Nutrition

Food and Nutrition - Tip Sheet
Western University Nutrition Website
Stocking Your Pantry, The Right Way - Article
How to make the most of shelf-stable staples during COVID-19 - Article

New York Times Food Columnist Melissa Clark is offering practical ideas to what to cook from your pantry. She is posting new ideas every weekday, and (Bonus!) you are currently able to get a FREE subscription to the New York Times.

Trade strategies for pantry cooking on this Facebook Group

Parent Questions

If you are looking for responses to questions about how your student can receive remote support, please contact Student Support & Case Management at sscm@uwo.ca or by calling 519-661-2111 x89152.