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May 24, 2021

Exploring green spaces

Enjoy the sun – or even the PNW mizzle – at one of the many outdoor spaces the city of Seattle, Rec, and the UW campus offer! Intrepid Creative Team student photography lead Kaitlyn Confer went exploring over the past several weeks; here are some of her photos and reasons for visiting each location. Gas…


May 12, 2021

Join UW Rec for an overview on the IMA Locker Rooms and Pool Renovation Project

A photo of the entrance to the IMA.

IMA Locker Rooms & Pool Renovation Project Students, UW employees, and members of the general public are invited to a Zoom discussion about the upcoming Intramural Activities Building (IMA) remodeling project scheduled to begin this summer. The meeting will include an introduction by Recreation Director Matt Newman, which will include information on the project goals…


April 28, 2021

Paddling construction guidance

A woman sits in the front of a canoe on the water; a building marked with the UW logo is on her right.

Thinking of renting a boat from the Waterfront Activities Center (WAC)? Please do! We want you to get out on the water safely, and with that in mind, we ask that you take a look at this short video on YouTube put together by the WSDOT. The video explains your role in keeping everyone well…


April 19, 2021

Masking up while working out 

Author Jeff Palmer lifts weights in the IMA while wearing a mask.

By Jeffrey Palmer, Rec fitness manager Let’s just admit it up front: it’s hard wearing a mask during exercise sometimes. However, as a result of research on coronavirus transmission at fitness facilities conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Governor Inslee’s mask mandate, the IMA has adopted a policy that members are…


March 17, 2021

Winter Intramurals highlights announced

Participants feign running from a dinosaur at the Burke Museum.

During the winter quarter our Intramurals program offered a variety of in-person and virtual opportunities for students and staff members. Learn more about these challenges and the champs who participated in them below! Scavenger Hunt League Ten teams participated in the Scavenger Hunt League which took place on the UW Campus. Teams were given two…


February 12, 2021

10 tips for staying motivated during the pandemic

A photo of a brightly-colored sign that reads: Make this day great!

By Recreation fitness manager Jeff Palmer Not motivated to exercise as the COVID-19 pandemic drags on? You’re not alone! Most of us are having trouble sticking with healthy habits right now. There’s less structure in our lives as in-person classes, work, and social events are cancelled or move online. And many of us are facing…


December 7, 2020

Fall 2020 Intramurals results

Intramural champs, from top left clockwise: Ramon Garza, Andrew May, Runsen Wu, and Shoaib Laghari

Congratulations to all our fall 2020 Intramurals participants! This quarter we had 128 teams (!) participate in both in-person and virtual Intramurals. Offerings included the Active Huskies 300 Minute Movement Challenge, Badminton League, Cornhole League, Home Run Derby, Self-Directed Duathlon, Soccer Skills Challenge, Step Counting Competition and Tennis League. Though some options ended early due…


November 24, 2020

IMA Building, courts, and fields closed

A photo of the Union Bay wetland area

The IMA Building and its nearby courts and fields – including Crags Indoor Climbing Center, IMA Pool, and outdoor Field # 1, Sand Volleyball Courts, and South Tennis Courts – will remain closed through the end of the year. This decision was made after clarification on Governor Inslee’s latest guidance. Please continue to check UW Recreation’s website for…


September 11, 2020

Offer feedback on programming!

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This summer we offered a variety of programming including UWild adventures workshops, fitness classes, personal training, mindfulness classes, yoga and meditation, and intramural sports. If you participated in our offerings, we’d like to offer you the opportunity to give your feedback! Your insights will help us to continue to create innovative, high-quality programs, and to…


August 18, 2020

Wellness resources: a collection

A watercolor image with brightly colored flowers that reads "be well"

Taking good care of our physical and mental health has perhaps never been more important, and as we all adjust to the evolving changes in our lifestyles, it can be hard to know where to turn to find support. Fortunately, UW Parent and Family Programs recently posted a request on their social media channels for…



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