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Hearst Field North Restoration

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  Hearst Field North will soon undergo a soil restoration project thanks to a grant from The Green Initiative Fund! The project was initiated and will be managed by Rec Sports groundskeeper James Sanner. The goal of the project, which will take place through 2014, is to improve the playing surface, reduce water use, and eliminate synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides, …

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Rec Sports Inclusion Policy

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Rec Sports — with assistance from the UC Gender Equity Resource Center — has developed an Inclusion Policy that we would like to share with our members. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments.   The Department of Recreational Sports values diversity and seeks to create a safe and fun environment that is accessible …

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Charge Your Electronics As You Work-out

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HPG, an engineering group here at Cal, has retrofitted an elliptical trainer and stationary bike at the RSF to charge cell phones and tablets!     The Human Power Generation (HPG) team is an undergraduate research project that focuses on harnessing the human power easily found in fitness facilities, namely at the Recreational Sports Facility (RSF) at University of California, …

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Energy Efficient Lighting Installed in RSF Locker Rooms

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Earlier this month we replaced 43 metal halide light fixtures with new extended-life fluorescent lamps and electronic ballasts in the RSF locker rooms. The project is expected to save 45,591 kWh per year and $4,559 per year in annual energy costs! That’s enough energy to power 4 American homes for a whole year. The new fixtures, which replaced existing bulbs …

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Stadium Fitness Center Now Open

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      If you have any questions about the new fitness center, please direct them to us at:

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Winter Closure of Strawberry Canyon Pool

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The Strawberry Canyon pool will soon be closed for the winter. The last day that the SCRA pool will be open is November 1. It will reopen May 19. The Strawberry Canyon winter pool closure is something that we do every year to save costs on heating and staffing the pool. Our population counts shows that pool use at Strawberry …

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New Equipment @ RSF!

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The RSF is getting new equipment! We will soon be incorporating 16 new pieces of workout equipment into the gym. The following pieces of equipment will soon be available for use: The following equipment will be removed. We know some of you will miss your old favorites, but equipment that is older and outdatedĀ can be particularly difficult for us to …

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Group X Expanded Classes

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Group X has expanded its Hearst Gym class offerings this semester. If you can’t make it to the RSF for your favorite Group X class, have no fear — a similar class may be offered at Hearst:

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Membership Fee Increase for Non Students

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Starting on September 1, 2013, the cost of Cal Rec Club membership for all non UC Berkeley student membership types will increase by $3 per month. If you have a membership contract that expires after September 1, you will continue to pay the amount indicated in your contract until your contact expires. The increase is necessary as we have not …

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Devin Wicks: Couch Potato to Champion!

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Meet Devin Wicks, the Fitness Director here at Cal Rec Sports! He spends his days helping people get healthy, lose weight and get in shape. You may have seen him around the RSF or even taken a Spin Class or Stepography with him. But what you probably didn’t know is that this healthy, active man once weighed 300lbs! To learn …

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