WIU campus rec encourages community to stay active

MACOMB, Ill. (NEWS3) — The Western Illinois University Campus Recreation is providing ways for the community to stay active while staying home during the coronavirus pandemic.

The recreation center created an ‘at-home recreation resources page‘ that provides various ways and ideas for how people can stay active at home. The page has various scheduled virtual events that people can participate in. One of these events is a Live Fitness Class that takes place every Monday and Friday at noon.

The goal of this website is to keep people healthy while respecting the current regulations set by Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the federal government. Pritzker extended the state’s stay-at-home order during a press conference¬†Tuesday until April 30.

“We’re trying to offer fitness and recreational options to our University community to help ease stress, add movement to your day and provide some breaks for your physical and mental well-being,” Director of Campus Recreation Nick Knowles said.

The center is also starting a fitness challenge through May 1. Participants can enter and post short videos of themselves being active or working out in or around their home. Weekly prizes will be given out to those who submit and drawing will be conducted weekly. There will also be a grand prize given out to those who submit a picture or a video on all 25 days that the challenge takes place.