Post Tagged with: "RAC"

The RAC will no longer be offering towel service to members. (Ryersonian Archive)

RAC members hung out to dry

Students hoping to dry off after their workout at the Ryerson Athletic Centre (RAC) may have to start bringing their own towels. As of Oct. 31, the RAC will end towel service after their laundry equipment broke down early in the summer. According to Anthony Seymour, the manager of recreation, brand new equipment would mean having to renovate the aging infrastructure […]

by Patricia Karounos· · News
Ryerson swimmers doing laps in the pool. (Michael Norton)

RAC pool falls short

Ecil Kang blares music over the speakers at the Recreation and Athletics Centre (RAC) pool, as she watches over a Thursday afternoon lane swim.  In addition to being a lifeguard at Ryerson, Kang, 23, works at two YMCA pools. She said the feel at the RAC is very different than other pools, a point that many Ryerson community members would […]

by Michael Norton· · Sports

New gear for the RAC

Say goodbye to the old white and blue, sweat-stained machines at the Ryerson Athletic Centre.

by Ryersonian Staff· · On Campus, Sports, students
Ryerson’s personal trainers overpriced?

Ryerson’s personal trainers overpriced?

Ryerson students pay the most out of the three largest enrolled Toronto universities to see a personal trainer.

by Melissa Myers· · Sports
Ryerson's gyms will look to accessible gyms like Variety Village for guidance on how to improve access (Rachel Surman/ Ryersonian Staff

Ryerson’s gyms mum on policy meant to help students with disabilities

When Alicia Rowley wants to work out, she needs a friend’s help to lift her wheelchair down the three steps to the entrance of the track at the Ryerson Recreation and Athletics Centre (RAC). From there, the fourth-year Ryerson psychology student can wheel herself around the track with speed and ease. But Rowley, a 22-year-old paraplegic who was born with […]

by Rachel Surman· · News, Top stories

RAC considering circus arts fitness classes

Ryerson’s Recreation and Athletics Centre (RAC) may introduce a circus arts fitness class.If all goes well, students could join as early as this fall, says the RAC’s manager of recreation, Anthony Seymour. Seymour points out that he has had only a preliminary meeting with the Toronto School of Circus Arts (TSCA) but says he was “quite impressed” with what it […]

by Rachel Surman· · News, On Campus
Ryerson student Jennifer Sousa exercises during women-only gym hours at one of Ryerson’s gyms.

No plans to roll out more women’s gym time: Recreation and Athletics Centre, university

Ryerson’s student union is looking to expand the university’s women-only gym time program. The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) passed a motion at its semi-annual general meeting Nov. 11 that it called for an expansion of the program after the pilot project was dubbed a success by the union and the Recreation and Athletics Centre (RAC). But a spokesperson for the […]

by Rachel Surman· · News, On Campus
Jennifer Sousa, left, and Cristina Doncel exercise during women-only gym hours at the Recreation and Athletics Centre. (Prajakta Dhopade/Ryersonian Staff)

RAC rolls out women-only gym hours

Women can now have the gym to themselves for 90 minutes, five days a week. The new women-only gym time is a pilot project meant to create a comfortable and safe environment for anyone who self-identifies as a woman, and to encourage more women to come work out, said Anthony Seymour, recreation manager at the department of athletics. On Sept. […]

by Prajakta Dhopade· · News, Rams Athletics, Top stories
(Matt Oxman / Ryersonian Staff)

The power of the kick

For women, kick-boxing can be the most impactful experience that Ryerson offers. A weekly one-hour class gives participants a chance to push their limits, both physically and mentally. Here are five reasons you may want to give kick-boxing a try: 1) Improves fitness Despite the importance of a mental clarity within kick-boxing, there is no way to ignore the physical […]

by Lauren Fogazzi· · Sports