Campus Recreation > Virtual Programming
As we adjust to the new normal, you may be looking for at-home workouts. In addition to the live workouts we are offering on our Fitness Classes page, here are some great FREE options:
Les Mills on Demand
Peloton Home App
Pop Sugar Fitness
The Fitness Marshall
Stressful times calls for mindful measures. Sometimes we just need to center ourselves and find focus and peace with our current situation. Here are some resources to help:
- Nature-inspired weekly video series from the Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods: Brushwood Breath Meditation Series
- For a taste of how you might apply Mindfulness to your daily stressors, Campus Recreation offers free 1-hour sessions on Monday evenings led by a licensed RN and trained Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Facilitator. For a more in-depth Mindfulness exploration, we provide a full 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course offered online. Check these out on our Mindfulness page.
University Mission and Ministry leads and has uploaded Weekly Meditations to their YouTube channel
- Other resources for introspection and spirituality are on the DePaul University Mission and Ministry Facebook page
- Favorite Meditation and Mindfulness video picks from Yoga-certified instructor and Leader of The Mindfulness Summit, Melli O'Brien.
Do you want the biggest variety of quality workouts at your fingertips? Not only yoga, Zumba, and strength classes, but meditation, postnatal, classes for kids, and full Les Mills releases? We are fortunate to offer you the opportunity to try all that out for free for 60 days.
Below you will find the link for Les Mills On Demand. With this link you have free access for 60 days. After this time period you are then charged a discounted monthly fee of $9.99, but you may opt out at any time. You can connect Les Mills on Demand to your smart TV, Apple TV, Roku and others.
Try it at this Les Mills On Demand (deluxe) link.
If you have the space, grab that face mask and get out and walk! Check back for upcoming "virtual" outdoor adventures or head to our Outdoor Adventures webpage for more information on our program.
Virtual National Parks Tours: Missing the Outdoors and want to go exploring? This is the place for you!
Upcoming Sessions: Find these sessions on the University Calendar for the Zoom Meeting Link
If you're looking for a little extra motivation in the form of some competition with either yourself or others, look no further!! We have weekly fitness challenges set up just for you to test your limits, engage in a little friendly competition, and maybe win some sway! Go to our Fitness Challenges page or visit @depaulcampusrec on Instagram to check out this week's challenge. Best of luck to you - you can DO this!
This can be a difficult time for all of us. But we can get through this together. Health advocates recommend the following for optimal mental and physical health.
Illinois Shelter In Place Order
Congratulations to all of our Spirit of DePaul Virtual 5K participants! During the week of May 18, 29 runners and walkers showed their DePaul spirit by contributing time and money to over 25 area organizations and individuals, including: ACLU, American Red Cross, Planned Parenthood, PAWS Chicago, Little Sisters of the Poor, Queen of Angels Parish, JDRF, Lincoln Park Zoo, Working Bikes Chicago, Evanston Food Pantry, Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund, United Way of Metro Chicago, DePaul Student Emergency Assistance Fund, Recovery On Water, Greater Chicago Food Depository, Cities Project, Marillac St. Vincent Family Services, DePaul Student Food Pantry, Common Pantry (a food pantry in North Center), and Second City Canine
In our opinion, you're all winners, but special kudos to the following runners, Hector Merchan, Christopher Mahoney, Quinn Furness, and Monica Zawisza (all completed in under 20 minutes) and to walkers Stephanie Souvenir, Jennifer Zimmerman, and Joshua Covell (reaching the 5K mark in under 50 minutes). We thank you all for your participation and willingness to accept the challenge!