Category Archives: Upcoming Events

RecWell Rewind – First “Dive-In” Movie

On April 13, 1984, the University Activities Organization and the Student Recreation Center sponsored the first “Dive-In” movie where students could float in Cooper Pool in SRC provided innertubes while watching “Jaws” for only $1.50.

Students Enjoying a Dive-In Movie at the SRCOther films shown throughout the year include a 3-D version of “The Creature From the Black Lagoon” (1987), and “Splash” in Cooper Pool. The Dive-In Movie events were later moved to Andrews pool where “The Perfect Storm” (2001), “Swimfan” (2003), “The Switch” (2011) were among the films shown, and “The Wedding Ringer” (2015).

For more information about the History of Recreation and Wellness, visit our webpage.

Learn about Summer Splash on April 7, 2016.







RecWell Rewind – First Dance Marathon Held at Student Recreation Center

BGSU broke the record with its first Children’s Miracle Network Dance Marathon at the Student Recreation Center March 16-17, 1996.

The Dance Marathon was founded in 1991 in memory of Ryan White, and the event is now held annually at over 100 university campuses across the United States and Canada. The purpose of the BGSU Dance Marathon is to raise money and awareness for Mercy Children’s Hospital and to benefit Miracle Families through fundraising and the involvement of the campus and the community.

The first BGSU Dance Marathon was held in 1996, and participants raised more money than any other first-year dance marathon at the time. Up until 1996 the most raised at a single event was $31,000, but the BGSU Dance Marathon broke this record by raising $45,476. The Dance Marathon at the University also set the record as the largest student-run philanthropy in Ohio.

BGSU set another record in 1997 when it raised $102,958.17, which more than doubled the previous record set by Iowa City, Iowa for a second-year Dance Marathon.

The Dance Marathon continued to be held in the Student Recreation Center until it was closed for renovations in 2014. That year the event took place in the Perry Field House where it continued to be held in the years that followed.

For more information about the History of Recreation and Wellness, visit our webpage.

Learn more about Dance Marathon and how you can get involved at BGSU.

Outdoor Program: Upcoming Trips

Looking for ways to escape the city scene and become one with nature? Check out the Outdoor Program’s trip list for the spring!
Camping | Hocking Hills, OH | March 18-20

  • Cost: BGSU Student $75.00 | Faculty/Staff/Alumni $85.00 | Community Member $115.00

Day Hike | Toledo, OH | March 23

  • Cost: BGSU Student $15.00 | Faculty/Staff/Alumni $20.00 | Community Member $30.00

Lonestar Caving | Lonestar, KY | April 1-3

  • Cost: BGSU Student $75.00 | Faculty/Staff/Alumni $85.00 | Community Member $115.00

Upper Peninsula Astrophotography/Camping | Petosky, MI | April 8-10

  • Cost: BGSU Student $100.00 | Faculty/Staff/Alumni $110.00 | Community Member $120.00

Day Hike | Toledo, OH | April 13

  • Cost: BGSU Student $15.00 | Faculty/Staff/Alumni $20.00 | Community Member $30.00

Moonlit Canoeing | Maumee river, OH | April 20

  • Cost: BGSU Student $15.00 | Faculty/Staff/Alumni $20.00 | Community Member $30.00


February Falcon Fitness Activities

Fall in LOVE with FITNESS!

All month long, join us for these great events & programs and get your heart pounding!

POUND® – This Thursday Rockout & Workout!

A cardio jam session inspired by energizing and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums! Using lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND® transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Learn more about the workout HERE.

  • February 4 from 8:15-9:00 PM in Studio B
  • FREE for Group X members, $5 for non-member
  • Guest Instructor: Nancy Fisher, certified POUND® Pro

*Get there early, class is limited to 50 participants.

FREE Passport to Fitness Program – Begins February 8

Looking for extra motivation to help you achieve your fitness goals? Join the 4-week Passport to Fitness program and add some fun and adventure to your workout routine. Plus, earn the chance to win great prizes! This challenge is free for all Group X members and current personal training clients and runs from February 8 – March 4.

Participating is as easy as 1,2,3!

  1. Starting February 8, pick up a passport in any of the Group X Studios or Personal Training Office
  2. Earn a “stamp” in your passport for working out! Group X members receive a stamp for every class they attend and personal training clients receive a stamp for each exercise session they complete with their trainer and on their own.
  3. Receive 10 stamps and be entered into a drawing for great raffle prizes such as a free massage.  Top participants with the most stamps win a Falcon Fitness Champ T-Shirt.

WERQ Dance Fitness Class

Bring your friends and enjoy THIS fiercely fun dance fitness class based on pop, rock and hip hop music.

  • Friday, February 19 at 7:00 PM in Studio B
  • FREE for all students, faculty/staff and community members

Themed class: 80’s Cycle

Join Taylor and cycle to the greatest 80s music. Lace up your sneakers, put on your leg warmers and get ready to sweat to the oldies!

  • Wednesday, February 24 from 12:00-12:45 PM in Studio A
  • FREE for Group X members, $5 for non-member

February Personal Training Special!

Looking for a great Valentine’s Day gift? Or are you and a friend trying to get in shape this spring and would like a little extra help? Take advantage of the February promotion and register for a partner personal training package! Package includes a free 30-minute consultation and three one-hour training sessions for two people for only $75. Pair with a significant other, friend, roommate or family member and get in shape together!

Offer valid through February 29. Packages can be purchased at the SRC Welcome Desk. For more information, contact Kali Morgenstern at

Maintain Don’t Gain is Back!

Worried the holidays will weigh you down? Join the ‘‘Maintain, Don’t Gain’’ Challenge and receive accountability and motivation to avoid holiday weight gain and have a healthy and happy holiday season!

This FREE program is available to all BGSU faculty, staff and students! Here’s how the holiday challenge works:

  • Participate individually or create a team. The more the merrier! There is not a limit to the number of teammates you can have.
  • Register by attending a pre-holiday weigh-in. Weights are kept confidential.
  • Receive practical tips, recipes, physical activity suggestions and other information to help you engage in healthier behaviors throughout the holiday season.
  • Receive great workouts and opportunities to participate in free instructor led classes
  • Attend a post-holiday ‘‘weigh-out’’ during the week of January 11. All teams or individuals who maintain or lose weight during the holiday season qualify for select raffle prizes!

Download the Flyer (PDF) for complete details. Registration begins November 16.

Questions? Contact Karyn Smith