Events & Special Programs

You'll always find something special happening that is organized, sponsored, hosted, or just promoted by the Wellness & Recreation Center! If you have a great event idea, or would like to host an event at our facility please contact us! 

Please note, events are in chronological order. 

  • FIU Run Club's Tuesday Night Runs

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    FIU Run Club powered by Go Run Specialty Running Store

    FIU Run Club is a social running group that's all about having a good time while getting fit. It's completely free to join and all levels (including run/walkers) are welcome to join us for a scenic 3 mile run through the FIU Campus!

    Date: Tuesdays

    Location: Meeting point is outside the Wellness and Recreation Center

    Time: 7:00 pm from start of school until Oct 9, 5:30 pm from Oct 10 until the end of school

    Cost: FREE 

    Open to ALL FIU students, faculty/staff and FIU affiliates (friends and family)! 

    Questions? Contact Sara Holtzman (sholtzma@fiu.edu)

  • STRONG Panther 6-Week Program

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    Our diverse staff of personal trainers have different specialties, but they're all great at one thing...making their clients stronger! If you want to run faster, lift more, increase your agility, or be more fit, then this is your chance! Join us for the STRONG Panther Program, a 6-week group training program that will increase your self-confidence, overall strength, and muscular endurance.  

    The STRONG program will focus on functional and resistance training and will culminate in the STRONG Panther Fitness Competition: a 6-station fitness challenge that will feature tire flips, farmer's carry, sled push, skid pull, and a 100yd dash with ladder drill.

    Program Requirements:

    • A STRONG attitude!: It doesn't matter if you can't do a single push-up! What matters is bringing a gritty, Panther-like determination to get stronger. 
    • Pre-test/Post-test: we'll give you four simple tests to complete at the first and last training sessions to monitor your progress. Every participant must complete these assessments
    • Completion of proper paperwork

     

    Program Date: October 9 - Nov 16

    Time: Monday-Thursday 6:00-7:00pm

    • Attend any number of sessions per week
    • One session per week will be held at the ROTC Training Course (TBD)

    Location: Wellness and Recreation Center & ROTC Training Course

    Program Cost: $40/students, $65/non-students (normal group training costs for 6 weeks would be over $300!!)  

    STRONG Panther Fitness Competition

    Date: Nov 16

    Time: 4:00-6:00pm, participants will have up to 90 minutes to complete all 6 stations, but can leave as soon as stations are completed (need not be present for awards)

    Location: GC Lawn

    Cost: FREE for STRONG Participants, $10/students, $15/non-students **CASH ONLY**

    Event Registration: There will be day-of, on-site registration for those who are not participating in the STRONG program

    Both programs are open to ALL FIU students, faculty and staff (including non-members!) 

    Questions? Contact Sara Holtzman (sholtzma@fiu.edu

  • Dolphins Game

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    Please join us for an FIU tailgate as the Miami Dolphins take on their Division Rival, the New York Jets at Hard Rock Stadium. Transportation is not included for this trip and tickets will be available for pick up the Wednesday (10/18) before the game. 

    Date: October 22, 2017

    Location: Hard Rock Stadium, Tailgate location Lot 18

    Min/Max Participants: 45/48

    Time: Game time 1:00 pm, Tailgate time 11:00 am

    Cost: $65 per student/non-student

    Payment is due at time of reservation of tickets. No ticket reservations without payment. Get your tickets at the Front Desk of the Wellness & Recreation Center!

    Open to ALL FIU students, faculty/staff and FIU friends and family! 

    Questions? Contact Mike Prociuk (Mprociuk@fiu.edu)


  • Halloween Party...in Pink

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    Join your favorite FIU Zumba instructors at our Halloween Party... in Pink! Proceeds will benefit breast cancer research. Costumes recommended, but not required. If you do wear a costume, we'll enter you into a raffle to win some awesome door prizes!

    Date: Tuesday, October, 31

    Location: Wellness and Recreation Center Blue & Gold Rooms

    Time: 6:00 - 7:30pm

    Cost: $5.00 minimum donation at the event! (cash only!)

    Registration: Opens Oct 2 via Mind Body app (jump to Oct 31 to register!)

    Open to ALL FIU students, faculty and staff (including non-members!)

    Questions? Contact Sara Holtzman (sholtzma@fiu.edu

  • Cycling Under the Stars

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    We're taking our cycling classes to a new level by moving them outside! Come cycle under the stars for a great cause! 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the FIU United Way Campaign!

    We'll have one class at 7pm and another class at 8:15pm. Instructors TBA!

    Date: Thursday, November 9

    Location: Outside FIU Arena

    Time: 7:00-8:00pm & 8:15-9:15pm

    Cost: $7.00 minimum donation

    Registration: Opens Oct 9

    Open to ALL FIU students, faculty and staff (including non-members!)

    Questions? Contact Sara Holtzman (sholtzma@fiu.edu

  • North Carolina White Water Rafting and Hiking Trip

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    The North Carolina White Water Rafting and Hiking Trip is a guided experience in Asheville, North Carolina.  You will stay in a private mountain cabin while you enjoy spelunking/caving, a waterfall hike, sunset hike, night hike and a tour of Asheville.  All meals are included (excluding travel), technical gear, tips and pre-trip meetings and packets are included. 

    Date: November 10 - 13, 2017 

    Location: Asheville, NC

    Min/Max Participants: 15/20

    Time: Transportation is NOT INCLUDED for this trip.  You will need to arrive in North Carlina by 4 pm on 11/10/17.  You will then plan your travel for after 9 am on 11/13/17.  Pick up and drop off at the airport will be included should you travel by plane. 

    Cost: $685 per student; $785 non-students - Payment is due no later than October 6, 2017.  Sign up at the Front Desk of the Wellness & Recreation Center

    Open to ALL FIU students, faculty/staff and FIU affiliates (friends and family)! 

    Questions? Contact Mike Prociuk (Mprociuk@fiu.edu)

    **All trip participants will be required to attend a mandatory pre-trip meeting at a time and date to be announced.

  • Movember Glow-ga

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    We're celebrating Men's Health Month (aka Movemeber) with a special yoga event! Come experience Glow-ga, a flow style yoga class in the dark! We'll provide the body paint, glow sticks, and more; you provide the energy.

    Date: Monday, November 13

    Location: Wellness and Recreation Center Blue and Gold Rooms

    Time: 7:00-8:30pm 

    Cost: $5.00 for female guests, free for men! 

    Registration: Opens Oct 23 via Event Brite!

    Open to ALL FIU students, faculty and staff (including non-members!)

    Questions? Contact Sara Holtzman (sholtzma@fiu.edu

  • Shark Valley Full Moon Bike Ride

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    The Shark Valley Full Moon Bike Ride is a guided experience through the Everglades National Park.  Transportation is provided as well as any bike rentals, snacks at the Observation Deck and any fees associated with the park. 

    Date: January 12, 2018

    Location: Everglades National Park

    Min/Max Participants: 25/30

    Time: Depart FIU 5:15pm; Return to FIU 9:15pm

    Cost: $85 per student; $100 non-students - Payment is due no later than December 1, 2017.  Sign up at the Front Desk of the Wellness & Recreation Center

    Open to ALL FIU students, faculty/staff and FIU affiliates (friends and family)! 

    Questions? Contact Mike Prociuk (Mprociuk@fiu.edu)

    **All trip participants will be required to attend a mandatory pre-trip meeting at a time and date to be announced.

  • Key West Camping Trip

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    The Key West Camping trip is a 2 night, 1 day trip to Key West, FL.  Private bus transportation is included and you will be able to enjoy a guided experience while camping and snorkeling in Key West.  All meals are provided.

    Date: January 26 - 28, 2018 

    Location: Key West, FL

    Min/Max Participants: 25/30

    Time: Depart FIU 4:30pm; Return to FIU 3:00pm

    Cost: $325 per student; $400 non-students - Payment is due no later than December 1, 2017. Sign up at the Front Desk of the Wellness & Recreation Center

    Open to ALL FIU students, faculty/staff and FIU affiliates (friends and family)! 

    Questions? Contact Mike Prociuk (Mprociuk@fiu.edu)

    **All trip participants will be required to attend a mandatory pre-trip meeting at a time and date to be announced.

  • Costa Rica Spring Break Trip

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    Travel to Costa Rica for a 4 night, 5-day excursion!  You will receive a guided tour through Costa Rica while white water rafting, taking a waterfall hike, jungle hike and waterfall rappelling.  All meals are included while in Costa Rica and any park entrance, gear, guides tips and pre-trip meetings and packets are also included. 

    Date: March 12 - 16, 2018 

    Location: Costa Rica

    Min/Max Participants: 15/18

    Time: Arrive in Costa Rica before noon on day one and return on day five after noon.  Transportation to and from Costa Rica is NOT INCLUDED.  Transportation to and from the Airport in Costa Rica will be provided. 

    Cost: $1350 per student; $1500 non-students - Payment is due no later than December 1, 2017. Sign up at the Front Desk of the Wellness & Recreation Center

    Open to ALL FIU students, faculty/staff and FIU affiliates (friends and family)! 

    Questions? Contact Mike Prociuk (Mprociuk@fiu.edu)

    **All trip participants will be required to attend a mandatory pre-trip meeting at a time and date to be announced.

  • Special Programs

    TRAC

    TRAC Ropes Course

    Located next to the Kovens Conference Center on the BBC campus, TRAC, FIU’s Team Ropes Adventure Course, offers half, full-day, and multi-day challenges on both low and high ropes courses. Registration is open to all and can be geared toward any type of group and goal(s).


    Art Park

    Outdoors @ FIU

    Florida International University has a beautiful campus that provides many opportunities to enjoy the out-of-doors once you get outside of your classroom, the library, GC, or your residence hall room. In addition to recreation facilities like the tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, the pool, outdoor basketball courts, and the Recreation Field, there are a number of other areas to consider.

    Outdoor Sculpture Park
    FIU is the site of the Martin Z. Margulies Sculpture Park, one of the world's most important international outdoor sculpture collections that includes works by Calder, de Kooning, Nevelson, Serra, Dubuffet and other well-known artists. Guided tours are available to groups (coordinated through the Frost Art Museum), or just walk your own tour. View a campus map via the FIU App (available on iTunes and Google Play

    Lakes, Ponds & Gazebos

    The University Park campus is adorned with both natural and man-made lakes and ponds that attract a wide variety of wildlife. Catch early morning flights of birds, the open wings of an anhinga, and late afternoon mating calls. Many of these campus environs have gazebos nearby where you can sit and watch nature's interplay. Taking a walking tour of the various trees around campus. 

    Play in the Residence Hall Quad
    Created by surrounding Everglades Hall, UP Towers, Lakeview, and Panther Halls, the Res Hall Quad always has something going on. Whether its a pick-up soccer match, a game of sand volleyball, tossing the frisbee, or relaxing at the pool, the Quad can be THE place on a lazy afternoon.

    A Day in the Park - Tamiami Park
    South of campus and north of Coral Ave. lays Tamiami Park, one of Miami-Dade's largest public parks. Playing fields, a pool, tennis courts, a playground, and lots of open space are available. FIU students, faculty and staff can swim for FREE at Tamiami Pool during open swim hours (12:00-3:00pm) - just show your FIU Panther ID.

    Outdoor Basketball Courts
    You can find outdoor hoops at 4 MMC campus locations: next to the Tennis Center (across from FIU Arena), near Parkview Garage, at the University Apartments, and on Fraternity Row.

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