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Modified Operations

Our team is finalizing plans for in-person recreational opportunities on campus. Access to our facilities will be available to students, faculty and staff by appointment through our member portal when in-person classes begin and times will be made available throughout the day to accommodate different schedules. At present time, our gym courts have been converted into academic classrooms, so any of our activities traditionally held in the space will be on hold for now.

Our program team is currently evaluating potential offerings through our fitness, intramural sports and CORE (outdoor) programs that can be offered in person, while still maintaining physical distancing and the use of face coverings. While our traditional Fall program offerings may be modified or delayed, it is our intention to provide as many in-person opportunities as possible. We will also continue virtual options to engage in throughout the semester. These are unprecedented times and please know that Campus Recreation is doing everything possible to provide as close to normal of a recreational experience as we can for our students, faculty and staff.

Fitness and Wellness

Classes will be held virtually Monday through Friday each week via Instagram Live and Zoom. Want to work out on your own time? Our live classes will be saved to IGTV on Instagram and on our YouTube page where you can watch many of our pre-recorded workout videos! We offer a range of classes including HIIT, kickboxing, barre, stretching and more! Catch our Zoom classes by registering in our program portal up to 48 hours in advance.

We are offering free access to the FitnessOnDemand Flex app for until Sept. 30. FitnessOnDemand Flex features hundreds of fitness classes ranging from type, duration, focus area and more! In order to access the app, please fill out this form. Please email Jenny Rodgers (jennyr@clemson.edu) with any questions about access or use of the app.

Clemson Outdoor Recreation and Education (CORE)

Responsible Recreation in the Outdoors

For many of us, getting outside is our primary form of recreation. Whether it is hiking, biking, paddling or another activity, we need these things in our lives as part of our routine in order to be well. But how do we balance our need to get outside with the need for us to stay safe, to keep others safe, and to minimize our impact on the environment? CORE has some suggestions and resources for you that we hope can help you answer that question for yourself.

Outdoor Adventure Recommendations

This is not the time to travel extensively. The further you travel, the more chances of contracting or spreading illness. Additionally, many small-town communities that are known for their outdoor recreation opportunities are not equipped to handle large influxes of people at the moment. They need to focus their resources on their communities, not on tourists and visitors.

What are the classic and easily accessible areas to recreate outside near you? Those are places you should not go right now. Overcrowding at popular areas has been a real problem in this time. Not only does this increase the health risks for you and others around you, it has tangible negative impacts on the environment as well. If you absolutely have to go to a certain area, try and choose the least popular times like weekdays and early mornings to get outside.

While a park or trail system may be open, not all of the resources it normally offers may be. Bathrooms may be closed, water fountains turned off, trash cans absent, etc. Make sure you are prepared to do without these resources and are making plans that will reduce your environmental impact like bringing bags to pack out your trash or knowing how to properly use the bathroom outside.

Now is not the time to push your limits. Our first responder and medical communities are already stretched thin. Don’t add to their burden by getting hurt or lost after taking too many risks.

Paddling and biking are good examples of activities that can be done with people where everyone can drive separately and stay relatively far from each other while still being “together” during the activity.

Outdoor Adventure Recommendations

Try out websites like alltrails, mtbproject, or gopaddlesc. Try and look for places that seem like they would be less used and try them out. Feel proud that you’re exploring somewhere new and doing your part to reduce overcrowding issues and risks.

Local conservation organizations, outdoor-related businesses like guide services, and city governments in popular outdoor recreation areas are all worth following for this kind of information.

While the CORE program is not operating in its normal capacity, we still have staff that are here for you as resources. Do you have questions about places to recreate locally, the skills and equipment needed for an outing, or need someone to otherwise help plan an outdoor adventure? Reach out to us at outside@clemson.edu.

Sport Programs

Running and Swimming Challenge

Intramural Sports is excited to offer a semester-long running and swimming challenge for Fall 2020! Each event includes individuals logging the distance(s) they run/walk or swim, and tracking their cumulative distance during the semester. The running challenge has a goal of reaching 154 miles, which is equivalent to the marathon through the Sahara in southern Morocco. The swimming challenge has a goal of reaching a cumulative distance of 21 miles (1,479 total lengths of the Swann Fitness Center pool), which is equivalent to the width of the English Channel.

Complete the distance challenges at any one of our Campus Recreation facilities or your location of choice. The first 10 participants in each challenge who reach the goal will receive an Intramural Sports Championship t-shirt.

See the full details of our distance challenges and how to register on IMLeagues.com. Registration ends on Friday, Sept. 25 at 9 a.m. Feel free to let us know if you have any questions by reaching out via email to cuim@clemson.edu.

Trick Shot Challenge

Intramural Sports is challenging you to show us your best trick shot! You can keep it simple or use your imagination (basketball shots, indoor golf chipping, socks in the laundry basket, ping-pong balls, etc.) Show us your best trick shot to have a chance to win an intramural championship t-shirt!

Winners will be posted to the Clemson Campus Recreation Instagram and Facebook pages.

Competition Rules:

You can join this competition in the comfort of your own home with family members/roommates or by yourself. We are not encouraging you to physically socialize in this process or do anything you’re not comfortable doing or that goes against CDC guidelines.

How to Enter:

University Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine (UPTSM)

Physical therapists from University Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine at Fike are available for complimentary therapeutic orthopedic and sports injury consultations. Physical therapy treatments are also being provided one patient at a time with stringent safety precautions. Calls for a consult with our physical therapists can be scheduled by dialing (864) 643-1326.


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