Campus Recreation

75 Keaney Road, Mackal Field House, Room 104, Kingston, RI 02881 – p. 401.874.5926 hotline. 401.874.4343 f. 401.874.4829

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  • URI Group Exercise Fall Session 2 Progression Sessions: via @YouTube
  • RT @URI_MU: You know it's homecoming..When you see the #uri band street team. #rhodyrally tonight at 7pm in Keaney
  • Beats & Breath Yoga Class w Live DJ at Fascitelli Group X Studio Thurs 10/30 @ 6:30-7:30pm. FREE!
  • Member Appreciation continues today: Basics of Body Pump at 12:15p at Fascitelli and the Healthy Back Clinic at 4:30p
  • Join us in the Fascitelli Wellness Resource Center for free smoothies and fitness assessments from 11:30a-1:30p today!

Special Programs, Events & Workshops


Fall 2014


Additional information can be found below for programs and events shown.


Fitness & Wellness is committed to providing quality programs for all the members of Campus Recreation: Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Affiliates.

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Fitness & Wellness is dedicated to offering programs for the students of URI, but we are also committed to offering programs that are suited for the Rec Pass, Fitwell and Platinum members.  We value your participation in our program and want to continue to grow our program offerings to aid in the wellbeing of the URI staff and promote a healthy campus.  We encourage you visit our additional web links including personal training, group exercise, special programs and events to view the comprehensive list of programs we have to offer.

HEALTHY MIND, HEALTHY BODY: Monday Nights, November 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th, 6:30 p.m. at the Fascitelli Fitness & Wellness Center
A 4 week wellness workshop in which together we will talk about topics including: nutrition, fitness, body image, mindfulness, and stress management and come up with ways in which you can become stronger in those areas. The program is designed to give you the tools to better take care of yourself and live a more balanced lifestyle both physically and emotionally.

DREAM BIG WEEK:  September 15th – 19th
Mackal Fitness Center & Fascitelli Fitness & Wellness Center

Sample fit food options provided by URI Dining Services & tackle nutrition topics.  You can also sign up for 15 minute personal or small group nutrition coaching sessions during the event.  Stop by the URI Wellness Resource Center every other Tuesday at anytime between 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.  

September 9th:  Make Health a Habit – Learn practical tips for making healthy eating choices at URI.  Let us help you navigate through the campus’s dining options and other everyday tips.

September 23rd:  MyPlate vs. YourPlate – Think you know your portions and recommended servings?  Prevent portion distortion and stop by to find out what you should really be fueling your body with!

October 7th:  Feed your Lifestyle – College students are always on the go, but that is no excuse to skimp on your nutritional needs.  Learn how to pack nutrients into your busy schedule.

October 21st:  Super Marketing – Overwhelmed by the plethora of choices at the supermarket?  Low Fat, Gluten-Free, Reduced Calories, Organic, etc.  Learn what these claims mean and if they are actually regulated.  

November 4th:  Meatless Monday – Explore healthy alternatives for vegetarians and anyone looking to eat some meals without animal protein.

November 18th:  Comfort Foods – Pick up some modified recipes for your favorite feel-good foods and learn how to enjoy the originals in moderation.

Fascitelli Wellness Resource Center, 5:30- 7:00 p.m. for a free smoothie and information to support your wellness journey.
Start your weekend on a healthy note!  Sip on a free smoothie while you learn about various wellness topics.

Free for URI Students, FitWell & Platinum Members.

September 11th:  Wellness Assessment – Being healthy is more than eating healthy and exercising.  Come fill our a wellness assessment to learn how well you’re taking care of yourself and areas you can improve.

September 18th:  Good Vibes – Thinking positive is more effective than you realize.  Learn more about the power of positivity.

September 25th:  Fit for Life – Being fit isn’t a destination; it’s a way of life.  Learn more about the importance of daily exercise and how to fit more physical activity into your day.

October 2nd:  Exercise Motivation – Look beyond the “Spring Break Bod” and come share your motivations to exercise.  You never know what could inspire you to break a sweat!

October 9th:  Mindfulness 101 – Being in the moment can be used as a tool to manage stress.  Learn breathing techniques, exercises and other tips to help you practice presence.

October 16th:  Power of Posture – Achy back or neck?  Low energy?  Feeling down?  Learn how posture plays a role in your life and how to improve your own!   #don’tbehunchback

October 23rd:  Safe Socializing – Stop by for tips on how to have fun while staying responsible.  It is possible to do both!

October 30th:  Supplements – Do you know what’s in your protein powder?  Let us help you find. out.

November 6th:  Skin Health – Tans fade, damage doesn’t.  Come get a free skin screening.

November 13th:  Tobacco – Tobacco, Chew, Vap (E-cig) . . . it’s still all nicotine.

November 20th:  Stress – Let us help you work it out.


Various special events, including competitions, themed classes, incentive programs and fitness challenges are delivered at different times of the year to keep students and members engaged and motivated. Specialty/Custom classes and programs are available upon request.  Please contact Leticia Orozco at for more information on how to schedule, develop and offer a program for your group.

Mackal Fitness & Fascitelli Center, Free with no registration – Complete the challenge or challenges and WIN PRIZES!   

  • Put Play Back in your Day:   September 16th, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
    Who says you have to stop doing fun things to stay in shape just because you’re and adult now?  NOT Campus REC! The challenge will include hula hoops, jump ropes, monkey bars and hop scotch.
  • Fall Frenzy Expresso Bike ChallengeOctober 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th & 29th, Fascitelli Center
    Join the URI Expresso bike team and move our University to the top of the leader board.  The fitness center attendants will help you create an account and teach you how to ride the bike.  Sign up with a fitness attendant and get a participation prize!
  • Turkey Burner:  November 18th, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
    Are you ready to burn off some turkey this year?  Try our Fitness Challenge and complete 30 power jacks, 20 push-ups, 20 mountain climbers and a 1 minute plank.  Take it to the next level and do this workout daily over Thanksgiving Break, post your pics or video on Instagram @uricampusrec #uritukeyburner.

FITNESS CENTER THEME DAYS:  Put a little spice in your regular workout.  Be inspired by our themes, have fun and take your workout to the next level.

  • September 17th:  Disney Theme Day
  • October 29th:  Glow in the Dark
  • November 12th:  80′s

GIVING BACK WEEK:  November 16th – 26th
Food drive, Crochet Day & more.


Upon request a workshop can be designed to meet your group’s interest in health, fitness or wellness.  Topic may include: how to eat healthy, how to start an exercise program, how to fit exercise into your busy life, the seven dimensions of wellness, how do I know I’m at risk and much more. Please contact Leticia Orozco at for more information on how to schedule, develop and offer a program for your group.


Ladies Lift: Fascitelli Seminar Room, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.  Limited to the first 25 participants.
This one hour workshop will reshape the way you think about women, weights and body image.   It will provide you with the link between weight training and women.  It will help you overcome your fears, clear up cultural misconceptions and debunk myths, destroy social notions of what a woman should look like, educate you about proper form, teach you about the importance of exercise and demonstrate how a workout can be enjoyable, effective and empowering.

Presenter:  Leticia D. Orozco M.S., CPT, Coordinator of Fitness & Wellness and Christina Antonelli-Savoie B.S, CPT, Fitness & Wellness Specialist.

Latin Dance: Fascitelli Group Exercise Studio, 11:00 – 11:50 a.m.    Limited to the first 25 participants.
Explore the Latin culture, its music, rhythms, and this unique dance style class incorporate an introduction to Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, and Cha-cha.  It is a fun, energetic, cardio class that provides technique and easy Latin dance moves.  This workout is great for all levels of fitness!

Presenter:  Emily Cortez, Fitness & Wellness Graduate Assistant

Energy into Action “Let’s Stand Together and Put our Energy Into Action to Make a Difference in the World.”
Fascitelli Seminar Room, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.  Limited to the first 25 participants.
Energy into Action is a women empowerment support group program targeted towards women of color in a college campus or high school setting. Energy into Actions mission is to encourage women to be more aware of their health and make positive lifestyle changes to help make an impact in the world. Energy into Action discuses a variety of topics that include: Body Image, Nutrition, Stress Management, Leadership, Time Management, and Fitness and Wellness. After each round table discussion the women then attend a group exercise class that complements the topic. The classes include; Zumba, BodyPump Yoga, Core Conditioning, and a Hip hop Dance class.

Presenter:  Emily Cortez, Fitness & Wellness Graduate Assistant

Zumba®:  Fascitelli Group Exercise Studio, 2:00 – 2:45 p.m.  Limited to the first 25 participants.
This energizing celebration of movements inspired from different cultures and made easily accessible to participants with little or no dance experience.  So, ditch the workout, join the party! Zumba® classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. As you lose yourself to the music, you will sweat yourself into shape and open your eyes to a cultural interpretation of music, movement and exercise. All levels welcome! Please wear athletic clothing and bring water.

Presenter:  Courtney Mackey M.S., CPT, Fitness & Wellness Specialist and Emily Cortez, Fitness & Wellness Graduate Assistant

African Dance:   Fascitelli Mind/Body Studio, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.   Limited to the first 25 participants.
Let go of any preconceived notions of what it means to be “a dancer,” and enter a culture where dance is a holistic activity that integrates physical, emotional, ideological, and spiritual aspects of one’s own life and community. Explore grounded, rhythmic movements to West African Drum music. Let the beat of the drums move your body and soul. You will learn basic technique, isolations, & movement phrases while building stamina, core strength, and flexibility. All levels welcome! Please wear athletic clothing and bring water.

Presenter:  Courtney Mackey M.S., CPT, Fitness & Wellness Specialist





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