The Lion's Roar

Fitness Room now offers new equipment

The Pennington Student Activity Center has added different equipments for students to use. A MAtrix Aura 8-Stack Multi Gym, two rowers and an Inspire Cardio Strider are among the new collection.

Jordyn Franklin, Staff Reporter

August 18, 2020

At the beginning of July, the Pennington Student Activity Center began offering access to a new set of equipment in the Fitness Room.  The purchasing process began around two years ago, and the new equipment provides more opportunities and more space for members to exercise.  Seth Thomas, director of ...

The Pennington Student Activity Center hosts trial runs for reopening

Participants practice social distancing during the trial sessions run by the Pennington Student Activity Center. All individuals were asked to wear masks, clean after use and stay six feet apart from one another.

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

June 9, 2020

The Pennington Student Activity Center has begun to prepare for its reopening in the fall, hosting a series of trial runs to determine the most efficient way to keep members safe while active. The last trial event was held on Thursday, June 4 at 11:30 a.m. with a maximum of 16 people in attendance.  S...

REC working towards at-home workouts for students

Participants exercise during the “Barre” group fitness class. “Yoga Flow,” “Silver Sneakers,” Tai Chi and Zumba are among the group fitness classes offered by the Pennington Student Activity Center that have been put on hold during the pandemic.

Carter McComack, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2020

The closure of all gyms and athletic clubs has impacted the activity level of students and faculty. The University’s Recreational Sports and Wellness Department offers university students full access to the Pennington Student Activity Center. The facility, also known as the REC, is one of the fitn...

2020 Spring intramural schedule

2020 Spring intramural schedule

Briyana Anderson, Staff Reporter

January 28, 2020

The REC will be hosting several events with Intramural Sports in February. Sports that are included in the lineup for February are basketball, soccer and softball. New sports in this semester’s lineup include doubles racquetball and doubles badminton. Registration is now open for all sports. A new...

University intramurals: claiming the cornhole crown

Preston Gautreau and Gavin Crain paired up to compete in the university's intramural cornhole tournament. They made it to the final round and won the intramural champion t-shirts.

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2019

Teammates Preston Gautreau and Gavin Crain reigned victorious in this year’s  Intramural Cornhole Tournament. Eight teams of two competed at the Pennington Student Activity Center on Monday, Nov. 11. Crain, a freshman criminal justice major, explained how it felt to take the cornhole crown on Monday ni...

Pennington looks to hire fitness instructors

Participants exercise during the

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2019

Recreational Sports and Wellness will offer more group fitness courses throughout this semester. With the addition of new courses, there is a also need for more instructors to teach these classes. Seth Thomas, director of Recreational Sports and Wellness, hopes to hire dedicated and passionate...

Mud Ballerz take victory at Swamp Bowl

Left to Right, Devonte Williams, Tanner Olsen, Berndatte Dornieden, Joshua McClain, Alexis Pratt and Kerry Moore pose for a picture after their victory in the 2019 Swamp Bowl.

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2019

Students gathered in mass to participate in the annual spring festivities of the joint REC Fest and Swamp Bowl collaboration “Fais Do Do and Swamp Bowl” for its second occurrence. Scheduled from 3:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., in front of the Pennington Student Activity Center on Thursday, May 2, the team...

Creating an engaging environment for kids

Cameron Wood, a sophomore business administration major, helps two kindergartners with their homework. This contributes to the goals of the “Rec Kids After School Program.”

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2019

After-school programs offer a convenient, helpful and engaging setting for children. Recreational Sports and Wellness organizes the “REC Kids After School Program” for kids from 5-13 years old. It aims to craft an educational and fun-filled environment by offering homework help to children, activities...