The Bowers Center for Sports, Fitness and Well-Being
All in-person SAWR events scheduled through the rest of the spring semester have been canceled. See below for a list of resources and tips to maintain youe mental and physical wellness as well as virtual events our office is hosting.
Etown SAWR YouTube Channel
Check out our new Etown SAWR YouTube Channel, where we will be posting fun and interactive videos such as quick, inexpensive cooking demonstration you can do at home!
- Pantry Vegetable Soup - Find the recipe here!
- Scrambled Egg Breakfast Muffins - Find the Recipe here!
Cooking with the J's
April 2 - April 30
Join Joni Eisenhauer, Assistant Director of Health Promotion, and Jennie Melchior, Staff Counselor, every Thursday at 4:00 PM from April 2 - April 30 via Zoom as they discuss healthy recipes for the mind and body! Recipes and/or activities discussed will appear on our YouTube channel following the Zoom sessions! Zoom Meeting ID: 477 665 761
- April 2 - Shelf Stable Meal Planning: Learn what items to purchase to stock your pantry and how to incorporate what you already have available.
- April 9 - Challenges with Eating at Home: Discuss obstacles in your current living situation and how to stay true to your eating habits.
- April 16 - Food & Mood: How does emotional eating influence your choices? Learn more about foods to choose to improve your mood.
- April 23 - Foundations of Healthy Cooking: Learn about how to develop your cooking skills and experiment in the kitchen.
- April 30 - Q & A with the J's: It's your turn! Ask questions about nutrition and mental health!
Intramural Trick Shot Contest
April 6 - April 17
Our Intramurals program at Elizabethtown College is launching a Trick Shot Contest! This is open to all Etown College students, faculty and staff. Members of our Etown community can send their videos to Whitney Crull at email@example.com for a chance to win an Intramural Champion t-shirt and a Bowers Center water bottle! Video submissions will be accepted between April 6 – April 17. Top videos will be recognized during the week of April 20.
There will be two categories for this competition:
- Basketball Trick Shot Category - Must be done on a regulation basketball hoop of 10', either indoor or outdoor.
- Miscellaneous Trick Shot Category - Use your imagination - indoor golf putting/chipping, soccer shots, indoor over-the-door basketball hoop, ping-pong balls, socks in the laundry basket etc.
For competition rules, please visit our intramurals page at IMLeagues.com/etown and click on the Trick Shot Contest league.
Virtual Group Fitness Classes
SAWR will be offering free virtual group fitness classes to our Etown Students, Faculty and Staff. The schedule can be found on our Group Fitness Class Registration page. To access the classes, click on the class you would like to take and find the Zoom link in the description of the class!
Wellbeats Free On-Demand Fitness Classes
We have partnered with Wellbeats, an easy-to-use on-demand fitness platform, to provide our college community FREE access to fitness classes for the whole family from now until April 30. Wellbeats features:
- 500+ high quality, 1-60 minute videos for every age, interest and ability
- 30 channels with a no-equipment option
- Recommendation engine used to personalize and serve up content
- Goal-based challenges and fitness assessments
- Highly certified instructors
- Safe and education based
- Ways to track progress and results
Remote Relay for Life
Starts: April 13 at 6 a.m.
Ends: April 19 at 6 p.m.
Since the Elizabethtown College's Against Cancer club was not able to host their annual Relay for Life event due to COVID-19, SAWR and the Employee Wellness Team decided to team up with CAC and take on the Relay for Life remotely! During April 13-19, get outside or hop on a home treadmill and walk! Challenge yourself to make a certain dollar donation for every mile you walk, or make a flat donation. You can also have someone sponsor you! Donations will go to the American Cancer Society. After your walk, be sure to take a selfie with a sign about why you are walking and tag @EtownSAWR and @EtownCAC using #whyiSTILLwalk.
Coping through COVID-19
To support the students and employees of Elizabethtown College during this stressful time, the Office of Student Activities, Well-Being and Recreation has put together a list of links that covers topics like "how to work from home" to "what to do with all this free time". We hope this information is useful to you during this time! If you have anything to add, please let us know!
Students - Improving your Academic Success
- Tutoring with the Learning Zone! - The Learning Zone will be operating remotely. Use Zoom to schedule one-on-one academic and writing tutoring sessions. Email Tammie Longsdorf (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Rick Fellinger (email@example.com) to schedule your session! Academic Coaching is also available! Contact Tammie Longsdorf to help with your academic game plan and online strategies!
- How to be successful at online classes: 8 tips for online class success by Northeastern University
- Apps - 12 free apps every student should have
- Practice a Foreign Language - Babble
- Lean into your top 5 strengths and be intentional about using your strengths to be successful - Clifton Strengths
- Learn more about your personality and why you are the way you are - The Enneagram Personality Test
- Knowing the symptoms and coping with "cabin fever" by verywellmind.com
Parents - Keeping your Kids Engaged
- How to talk to your kids about the Coronavirus by PBS
- Making the most of COVID-19 school closures by NESCA
How to Work from Home
- Don't make these 6 biggest mistakes if you're working from home from CNBC
- Research new programming options
- Tips from the experts about working from home from Bloomberg
- Desk Stretches by the Muse
How to Deal with Stress and Anxiety
- Talk with one of our counselors!
- Find a source of faith, grounding and spiritual well-being - Join in a Zoom meeting for our Online Campus Worship or Online Centering Prayer
- Coping with stress from COVID-19 from the CDC
- How to prepare for COVID-19 from the CDC
- Letting go of worry by Psychology Today
- How mindfulness can help you navigate the Coronavirus Pandemic by Mindful
- How to meditate with anxiety by Mindful
How to Exercise at Home
- Peloton - Free app for 90 days
- Les Mills On Demand - fitness video subscription now offering a free collection
- Down Dog Yoga App - free until April 1st for everyone; free until July 1st for students/teachers
- Hal Higdon running plans
- POPSUGAR Fitness - home workouts
- FitnessBlender - Featuring over 600 full length at home workouts
- Blogilates - Full length pilates inspired workouts you can follow along at home
How to Intentionally Pass the Time
- Learn a new language - link above
- Try a new workout routine - links above
- Try a new craft - 10 crafts to try this year by The Spruce Crafts
- Listen to an Audiobook - Audible
- Start your spring cleaning - The ultimate room-by-room spring cleaning checklist by Taste of Home
- Start Adulting - create a budget, organize life documents, balance your checkbook, read your insurance policies
How to Have Fun
- Music - Follow your favorite musicians/comedians on social media! Many are doing Facebook live concerts from their living rooms!
- "Ride" Disney attractions virtually!
- Tour a museum virtually!
- See live streams of animals at the zoo!
- Play a board game
- Do a puzzle
- Read the books you've been meaning to
- 100 things to do while stuck inside due to a pandemic by USA Today
How to Keep Wellness a Priority
- Eat well!
- Drink enough water!
- Workout at home - see links above
- Stick to a schedule
- Practice Mindfulness - see link above
Friday: 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.