Your Workout: Keep Score and Win Big at UCSF Fitness and Recreation Centers

Columnist
School of Medicine

It seems as though March came quickly this year, and spring break will be here before we know it. The Fitness and Recreation Centers at UCSF are keeping things fresh to help you stay on track with your fitness goals, so that you’ll look fabulous in your beach duds come vacation time.

Three new classes have been added to the group-fitness class schedule at Parnassus, including a 10:40 a.m. BODYFLOW class on Sunday mornings with Arnold Grospe (the 10:10 a.m. CXWORX class has been moved up five minutes earlier, to 10:05 a.m., in order to accommodate the new class), a 5:30 p.m. Spinning class on Tuesdays with Ann Huart, and a 6:30 a.m. BODYPUMP class on Thursdays, again with Arnold Grospe. (With an instructor named Arnold, you’re sure to get fit.) UCSF is also planning to launch a new, 30-minute high-intensity interval training class in May.

Perhaps even more exciting is the new incentive program, which encourages you to “train like a champ to win SF Giants tickets.” To participate, all you need to do is pick up a Spring Training stamp card at the service desk; then after each visit, go to the front desk, flex bulging biceps to prove you worked out and kindly ask for a stamp.

Each time you complete two workouts, you get to write your name on the scoreboard posted on the wall of the gym. Once your stamp card is filled with 18 stamps, you can turn it in to be entered into a raffle for SF Giants tickets. The scoreboard is a great way to know who to be checking out in the gym (umm…to size up your competition, of course), and is meant to give you incentive to stay on track with your workout schedule.

The contest runs from March 1 through the end of April, and is open to all Fitness Center members, students, faculty and community members alike. Members can accumulate stamps at both the Parnassus and Mission Bay fitness center locations.

Twenty prizes will be raffled off, so if you stay on track with your workout schedule, you could have a great chance at winning tickets. Getting fit at UCSF couldn’t be easier — now if only saying “no” to the soft-serve ice cream in the Moffitt cafeteria was as simple.