Hey Rec'ing Rams!

Let’s be honest, the CSU Rec Center can feel uncomfortable for new members.

I know from personal experience that going to a new gym or class can be intimidating, and it’s totally ok if you feel the same.

Taking group classes might seem like an extra challenge in this respect, but you shouldn’t have to feel that way.

In this new series, I am on a mission to try and review group classes at the Rec so that going in and taking one feels less daunting.

This time, I went with outdoor programs on their yoga day hike! Although this particular trip will not be happening again this semester, there are many more programs to pick from that are coming up. Make sure to check them out here.

Before we went on the hike, we had a short informational session with our instructor Chloe about the trail we would be going on, the weather, and what we would need for the trip. If we had any questions, we could also ask them during that time. This helped me a lot with preparing to go when I was at home.

Once Saturday rolled around, we all met at the Rec Center, and Chloe ensured we were prepared with all the necessary gear. I did not have gloves or a day pack for our snowy hike, so I was able to borrow them! This helped me a lot, knowing that I would not have to purchase anything to be able to go on the trip.

We left and had a beautiful drive up to our trail. We all got ready to go and set off! Although it was cold outside, I felt prepared for the weather and had a fantastic time on our hike. I met new people and got to enjoy the beautiful snow-capped mountains. We took breaks when needed and were encouraged to drink lots of water. Chloe did a great job making the hike very fun!

After we got off the trail, we picked a spot to do yoga using the mats that the Rec provided. Our yoga instructor, Kalia, started us off with light stretching and followed with sequences of deeper stretches which felt great after all the walking we did.

our group about to start yoga!

Once we finished up, we slowly got up and got ready to head out. We were dropped off at the Rec and returned the borrowed gear to Chloe afterward.

I had never been on a trip with Outdoor Programs before, and I wish I had done it sooner! I had a great time and would definitely recommend it to a friend.

That’s all Rec’ing Rams! If you go on this trip, let us know what you think. We would love to hear your feedback.