Feeling Lonely? Don’t Worry, Me Too.

When we watch mainstream media or tune into our local news channels, it’s not very often that we see outdoor legislation making five o’clock headlines. However, that doesn’t make it any less pressing. This year the Great American Outdoors...

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What is the Great American Outdoors Act?

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When we watch mainstream media or tune into our local news channels, it’s not very often that we see outdoor legislation making five o’clock headlines. However, that doesn’t make it any less pressing. This year the Great American Outdoors...

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Meet the Pro Staff: Brandon Corley

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Meet Brandon Corley Name: Brandon Corley Undergraduate Degree: Valdosta State University, History, 2012 Graduate Degree: Georgia State University, Sports Administration, 2016 Hometown: Lawrenceville, Georgia Job: Coordinator, Sport Clubs Working at FSU since: Fall 2017 What was your first job?...

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Meet the Pro Staff: Sean Bricker

Outdoor Pursuits Coordinator

Meet Sean Bricker Name: Sean Bricker Undergraduate Degree: University of Arkansas, Bachelors in Recreation and Sports Management with an emphasis in Outdoor Rec Graduate Degree: Western State Colorado University, Masters in Environmental Management Hometown: Van Buren, Arkansas Job: Coordinator,...

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Meet the Pro Staff: Courtney Bellavia

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Meet Courtney Bellavia Name: Courtney Bellavia Undergraduate Degree: Mercyhurst University, Bachelors in Athletic Training, 2019 Graduate Degree: Florida State University, Masters in Sports Management, 2021 Hometown: Webster, New York Job: Graduate Assistant, Athletic Training Working at FSU since: August...

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Meet the Pro Staff: Gabrielle Geiger

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Meet Gabrielle Geiger Name: Gabrielle Geiger Undergraduate Degree: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Bachelors in Athletic Training, 2019 Graduate Degree: Florida State University, Masters in Sport Management, 2021 Hometown: Mooresville, NC Job: Graduate Assistant, Athletic Training Working...

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Meet the Pro Staff: Emma Moody

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Meet Emma Moody Name: Emma Moody  Undergraduate Degree: Florida State University, Bachelors in Media Communications & English, 2020 Graduate Degree:  Florida State University, Masters in Integrated Marketing Communications, 2022 Hometown: Tampa, Florida Job: Graduate Assistant, Marketing and Special Events...

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Bringing The Outdoors Inside

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Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast or not, nature plays an important role in all of our lives. From the routes we take to get to work, to the beaches we spend time at on the weekends, to the...

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Employee of the Year 2020 Award Winners

FSU Campus Rec End of Year Banquet

Despite social distancing, Campus Recreation gathered to honor our top students from each program area with the Employee of the Year award through our online Night of Recognition Banquet. These students were chosen for their growth as leaders and...

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Amy Rose Grabina Leadership Scholarship

Amy Grabina was a beloved student at Florida State University and an employee at FSU Campus Recreation. She held the title of Sport Club Program Assistant during her time at Florida State. She is remembered by her bubbly personality,...

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Leach Journeys: Hannah Winkleman

This week we are introducing Hannah Winkleman. As someone who was once a competitive dancer, Hannah continues to find what moves her at the Leach. After trading in her dancing shoes for her FSU card, the Leach helped her...

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Leach Journeys: Rachel Dale

Meet Rachel Dale, because of the Leach she’s had the opportunity to grow mentally and physically alongside likeminded peers. Going back home, she’s shifted her fast-paced lifestyle to a slower one, using this time to engage in more meditative...

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Leach Journeys: Brandt Little

As the Student Director of Fitness Coaches and Assessment, Brandt Little has dedicated a great part of his journey at FSU to Campus Recreation. Like many of us, he misses the simplicity of seeing his friends before a workout,...

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Leach Journeys: Tatyana Gorospe

Meet Tatyana Gorospe, like many Leach patrons, she found a home at the Leach. It allowed her to regain control of her life and embark on a journey of self-discovery and improvement, both physically and mentally.    Are there...

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Meditation for Beginners

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Contemporary researchers are now exploring whether a consistent meditation practice yields long-term benefits, and noting positive effects on brain and immune function among meditators. Yet it’s worth repeating that the purpose of meditation is not to achieve benefits. To...

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Leach Journeys: Andres Pazo

This week we are featuring Andres Pazo, but you can call him Andy! He is getting his Ph.D. in Sport Management and is passionate about athletic performance, health, and the research behind it all.    Are there any tips...

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Leach Journeys: Kyle Youmans

Starring this week, Kyle Youmans. He is an attacker for the Lacrosse sports team and has been a committed Leach Patron throughout his whole college career. Ever since the Summer C term in 2016, he has regularly worked out...

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Meet The Pro Staff: Erik Bricker

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Meet Erik Bricker Name: Erik Bricker Undergraduate Degree: University of Arkansas, Recreation and Sports Management Graduate Degree:  Illinois State University, Recreation and Sport Administration Hometown: Van Buren, Arkansas Job: Assistant Director, FSU Rez and Aquatics Working at FSU since: August...

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Leach Journeys: Daniella Muñoz

This weeks Leach Journey hits extra close to home. Proudly introducing you to one of the Student Directors for the Marketing Department, Daniella Muñoz. She has been working for Campus Rec for two years and her love for the...

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Meet The Pro Staff: Chris Morris

Meet Chris Morris  Name: Chris Morris Undergraduate Degree: University of Alabama, BA (US History & Political Science) 1996 Graduate Degree: Sam Houston State University, MS (Sport Management / Kinesiology) 1998 Hometown: Murray Hill, NYC Job: Director, FSU Campus Recreation...

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Leach Journeys: Jill Ackerman

Meet Jill Ackerman, Group Fitness class enthusiast and loved Leach Patron. She consistently attends group classes here at the Leach and is inspired by the range of options available.    Are there any tips and tricks you have for...

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Leach Journeys: Cameron Bickley

This is Leach legend, Cameron Bickley. He was able to continue his commitment to his physical performance and endurance at the Leach, after serving for six years in the Air Force.   Are there any tips and tricks you...

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Leach Journeys: Tamara Barrant

We interviewed Leach admirer, Tamara Barrant. She started attending the Leach with the desire to achieve wellness both internally and externally.   Are there any tips and tricks you have for Leach rookies? Things you would have liked to...

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Meet the Pro Staff: Erica Chandler

Meet Erica Chandler . Name: Erica Chandler Undergraduate Degree: Washington State University – Kinesiology (2017) Graduate Degree: Washington State University – Sport Management (2019) Hometown: San Luis Obispo, California Job: Facilities Coordinator Working at FSU since: October 2019  ...

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Leach Journeys: Jordan Velez

This is Leach Instructor, Jordan Velez. He is a committed patron, who not only works at the Leach, but works out here too! He strives to achieve both physical and internal wellbeing.    Are there any tips and tricks...

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Meet the Pro Staff: Daniel Gilfeather

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Meet Daniel Gilfeather . Name: Daniel Gilfeather Undergraduate Degree: Southern Connecticut State University ’16, Bachelor of Science: Athletic Training Graduate Degree: University of Toledo ’18, Masters of Science: Exercise Science with a Concentration in Athletic Training Hometown: Kingston, NY...

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Leach Journeys: Dana Alima

We interviewed Leach Supporter, Dana Alima. She is an active patron, who finds an outlet through working out and attending our yoga classes.    Are there any tips and tricks you have for Leach rookies? Things you would have...

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Leach Journeys: West Bukowiecki

Starting us off for this season’s Leach Journeys is West Bukowiecki. West transferred to Florida State after his Sophomore year and was able to continue his fitness journey thanks to the Leach.    Are there any tips and tricks...

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Leach Journeys: Jared Giotta

This weeks Leach Journey is Leach Enthusiast, Jared Giotta. He is a dedicated patron, who strives to be as healthy and motivated as he can.    Are there any tips and tricks you have for Leach rookies? Things you...

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Leach Journeys: Christine Eich

We talked to Leach Champ, Christine Eich. She is a strong patron, who has become more determined through her workout routine at the Leach.   Are there any tips and tricks you have for Leach rookies? Things you would...

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Leach Journeys: Justin Chau

This week we interviewed Leach Fitness Coach, Justin Chau. He’s a committed patron, who considers the Leach his haven.   Are there any tips and tricks you have for Leach rookies? Things you would have liked to know before...

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Leach Journeys: Alyssa Goosby

We talked with Leach star Alyssa Goosby, a motivated patron who has found her new home at the Leach.   Are there any tips and tricks you have for Leach rookies? Things you would have liked to know before...

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Leach Journeys: Alec Hyre

We talked with Alec Hyre, graduate student at Florida State University for this week’s Leach Journey.    Are there any tips and tricks you have for Leach rookies? Things you would have liked to know before you started your...

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Leach Journeys: Becca Weissmark

We talked with Student Director of Marketing Becca Weissmark. She’s a passionate Leach patron who has also become a Certified Group Fitness Instructor through her love of Campus Rec.   Are there any tips and tricks you have for...

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Leach Journeys: Jose Perez

We interviewed Leach champ Jose Perez. He is a motivated Leach patron who has constantly come and pushed himself.   Are there any tips and tricks you have for Leach rookies? Things you would have liked to know before...

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Leach Journeys: Cassidy Haglund

This week we interviewed Student Director and Instructor for Group Fitness, Cassidy Haglund. She’s a motivated Leach patron with immense love for Campus Rec.     Are there any tips and tricks you have for Leach rookies? Things you...

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Leach Journeys: Cody Vega

We interviewed Leach star Cody Vega. He’s a dedicated patron with a remarkable journey.   Are there any tips and tricks you have for Leach rookies? Things you would have liked to know before you started your fitness journey?...

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Leach Journeys: Danielle Kurtz

We interviewed Leach enthusiast Danielle Kurtz. She’s a dedicated Leach regular with an impressive wellness lifestyle.    Are there any tips and tricks you have for Leach rookies? Things you would have liked to know before you started your...

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Leach Journeys: Parker Sloan

This is Leach fanatic Parker Sloan. She’s a motivated Leach patron who constantly comes to stay in shape.    Are there any tips and tricks you have for Leach rookies? Things you would have liked to know before you...

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Leach Journeys: Samir Iskandarani

We interviewed Leach buff Samir Iskandarani. He is a driven Leach patron who has consistently exercised since his freshman year. This is his incredible fitness journey.⠀   Are there any tips and tricks you have for Leach rookies? Things...

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Leach Journeys: Leron Taoz

Here’s our first interview with Leach lover Leron Taoz. She has a remarkable fitness journey and a profound love for Campus Rec.   Are there any tips and tricks you have for Leach rookies? Things you would have liked...

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Meet the Pro Staff: Alyssa Gaudreault

Meet Alyssa Gaudreault . Name: Alyssa Gaudreault Undergraduate Degree: University of Massachusetts, Amherst BS in Kinesiology, 2014 Graduate Degree: Western Illinois Unviersity, MS in Kinesiology, 2016  Hometown: Leominster, Massachusetts Job: Fitness Coordinator Working at FSU since: June of 2017...

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Meet the Pro Staff: Mike Collins

Meet Mike Collins . Name: Mike Collins  Undergraduate Degree: University of West Florida – Parks Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management – 2004 Graduate Degree: Western Kentucky University – Sport Administration – 2006  Hometown: Fort Myers, Florida  Job: Associate Director...

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Meet the Pro Staff: Chris Toliver

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Meet Chris Toliver. Name: Chris Toliver Undergraduate Degree: Georgia State University, Biology 2016 Graduate Degree: Georgia Southern University, Higher Education Administration 2018 Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia Job: Facilities Coordinator Working at FSU since: June 2018   What was your first job?...

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Meet the Pro Staff: Ashford Evans-Brown

Meet Ashford Evans-Brown . Name: Ashford Evans-Brown Undergraduate Degree: University of Texas at San Antonio – Multidisciplinary Studies – 2014 Graduate Degree: Prairie View A&M University – Physical Education – 2017 Hometown: Houston, Texas Job: Assistant Director for Fitness Facility...

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Meet the Pro Staff: Brittany Mueller

Meet Brittany Mueller. Name: Brittany Mueller Undergraduate Degree: Mercer University, Bachelor’s in Elementary and Special Education, 2017 Graduate Degree: University of Kentucky, Master’s in Higher Education, 2019 Hometown: Kings Park, New York Job: Coordinator of Intramural Sports Working at FSU...

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Meet the Pro Staff: Jen McKee

Meet Jen McKee. Name: Jen McKee Undergraduate Degree: FSU, Social Sciences, 2001 Graduate Degree: FSU, Higher Education, 2006 Hometown: Boalsburg, Pennsylvania Job: Associate Director Working at FSU since: 2000   What was your first job? Publix Cashier, I was...

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Meet the Pro Staff: Ian Michael

Meet Ian Michael. Name: Ian Michael Undergraduate Degree: Florida State University, B.S. in Marketing, 2011 Hometown: Lake Worth, FL Job: Human Resources Working at FSU since: 2013      What was your first job? My first job was stocking,...

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Meet the Pro Staff: Jenna Ulewicz

Meet Jenna Ulewicz. Name: Jenna Ulewicz Undergraduate Degree: FSU, Human Resource Management & Management, 2008 Hometown: Palm Coast, Florida  Job: Human Resources Working at FSU since: May 2010   What was your first job? I was a barista at...

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Meet the Pro Staff: Lizzie Milkas

Meet Lizzie Milkas. Name: Lizzie Milkas Undergraduate Degree: Valdosta State University (VSU). Exercise Physiology, 2014 Graduate Degree: University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Kinesilogy, 2016 Hometown: Waycross, Georgia Job: Coordinator, Aquatics Working at FSU since: May 2016    What...

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Meet the Pro Staff: Kari Scott

Meet Kari Scott. Name: Kari Scott Undergraduate Degree: University of Dayton, Exercise Science, 2015 Graduate Degree: Indiana University, Sport Management and Athletic Administration, 2017 Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan Job: Coordinator, Member Services Working at FSU since: July 2017  What...

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Meet the Pro Staff: Joe Blanks

Meet Joe Blanks.   Name: Joe Blanks Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Management Information Systems and Business Analytics, Specialization: Accounting Hometown: Fresno, CA Job: Business Manager, Campus Recreation Working at FSU since: March ’19 What was your first job? I...

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Meet the Pro Staff: Ben Holmes

Meet Ben Holmes. Name: Ben Holmes Undergraduate Degree: Sport Management, Florida State University ’10 Graduate Degree: Sport Management, Florida State University ’12 Hometown: Decatur, Georgia Job: Assistant Director, Intramural Sports Working at FSU since: 2007 What was your first...

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Meet the Pro Staff: Sean Wilkinson

Meet Sean Wilkinson. Name: Sean Wilkinson Undergraduate Degree: Environmental Studies, Florida Gulf Coast University ’11 Graduate Degree: Higher Education Leadership, Valdosta State University ’14 Hometown: West Palm Beach, Florida Job: Coordinator, Outdoor Recreation Working at FSU since: April 2018...

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Meet the Pro Staff: Kate Blosser

Meet Kate Blosser. Name: Kate Blosser Undergraduate Degree: Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Central Florida ’14 (Go Knights!) Graduate Degree: Public Interest Media Communication, Florida State University ’18 Hometown: Palm City, Florida Job: Assistant Director, Marketing & Special Events Working...

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FSU Outdoor Rec at FLORA Conference

This past January, University of South Florida hosted the 5th annual FLORA conference at their Riverfront Park in Tampa, FL. The Florida Leadership Outdoor Recreation Association (FLORA) is an outdoor recreation association created for students by students. Florida State’s...

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Relax at the Rez This Weekend

Enjoy the fall weather with a relaxing afternoon at the Rez, the FSU Reservation Waterfront Park.  Get some sun on the beach; try stand-up paddleboarding on the lake, or play some sand volleyball.  Click on Outdoors in the menu...

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FMC Open Labor Day

Get in a workout before the game! The Fitness & Movement Clinic, located on the 2nd floor of the Health & Wellness Center, is open on Monday from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm.  Need to park? Check the lots...

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Chris Toliver Joins FSU Campus Rec Staff

Chris Toliver has joined the Campus Recreation team as a Competitive Sports and Sport Clubs Facilities Coordinator.   Toliver graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration, where he worked as a graduate...

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