National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month, when the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds us how important it is to return to the basics of healthy eating. This year's theme is "Put your best fork forward," a reminder that each one of us holds the power to make healthier choices.

Check out all the ways we're celebrating National Nutrition Month:

The Health Fair offers a comprehensive look at wellness and what it means to live a balanced lifestyle, both on campus and off.

There will be giveaways, food samples, fitness demos, free chair massages, BARK-9 therapy dogs, guided meditation sessions and wellness information from over 65 vendors. You won't want to miss it!

Date: Wednesday, March 22      
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
Location: Recreation Center, East Gym

There is no cost to attend. The Health Fair is sponsored by Campus Recreation and Binghamton University Dining Services.

Take 10% off any nutritional service purchase during the month of March. 

  • Nutrition Check-Up: A three-visit package that includes a one-hour nutrition history, body composition evaluation, nutritional goal development and two follow-up appointments.
  • Special Diet Session: A session that is designed for students trying to develop a healthy eating plan to meet their dietary restrictions.
  • Nutrition Tracker: A ten-visit package that includes a one-hour nutrition history, body composition evaluation, nutritional goal development and nine follow-up appointments.

Are you looking for delicious, energy-boosting snacks that are actually good for you? The registered dieticians with Binghamton University Dining Services (BUDS) have some great ideas planned this month. Stop by the Wellness Suite (lower level of the Rec Center) every Wednesday in March from 1–4 p.m. to try a sample!

Wellness Services coupon extended

One of our most popular Wellness Services coupons has been extended by demand. From now until March 31, take $10 off your massage service purchase of $50 or more. This means you can get an hour relaxation massage for only $50 with this coupon. This offer is valid toward gift certificate purchases.

Call 607-777-3515 to make an appointment or just walk in during normal business hours. The Wellness Suite is located on the lower level of the Rec Center.

The fine print: Limit one coupon per person, per promotional period. Coupon must be redeemed at the Rec Center front desk at the time of purchase. Not valid with other offers or discounts. Offer expires March 31, 2017.

Intramurals champions wanted

Friends, fun and the chance to take home a coveted intramurals champion t-shirt. What's not to love about intramural sports? There's something for everyone!

Registration is open now for intramural volleyball, indoor soccer or softball. Enter your team today by registering through
  • Volleyball
    • $30 per team
    • Register by March 15 at 11:59 p.m.
    • Play starts March 19
  • Indoor Soccer
    • $30 per team
    • Register by March 15 at 11:59 p.m.
    • Play starts March 19
  • Softball
    • $35 per team
    • Register by March 20 at 11:59 p.m.
    • Play starts March 25

March Madness Tournament Challenge

Brackets, brackets, everywhere. Before you go into bracket overload, put our March Madness Tournament Challenge at the top of your list. It doesn't matter to us if you use game theory or guesses to fill out your bracket, as long as you play! All students who participate in the challenge will be entered to win prizes, even if none of your teams make it past the first round.

TO PLAY: Go to and select "Create Account" or "Login." Remember, you need to use your University email address to register. If you use the Facebook link, your Facebook account must be attached to your email address. 

Need help? Visit us online or download printable IMLeagues instructions

Go where the Wi-Fi is weak and the memories last

Trust us, it's worth it. You'll meet new people, stay active and see new places. Come snowshoe Slide Mountain, the highest peak in the Catskills, or help clear the Finger Lakes Trail with us.

Kudos to the awesome group of students (pictured below) who tackled Hunter Mountain last month!

All currently enrolled students are welcome to join our upcoming adventures: Transportation and most equipment (i.e. snowshoes) are included in the fee, which must be paid in person at the Outdoor Pursuits office (EG-10) when you register. 

Upcoming fitness workshops

Metabolic Conditioning for Strength (2 AFAA CECs)
  • Sunday, March 19
  • 10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 
  • Rec Center, EG-24
  • $45 or $80 for both classes by March 9
  • Register
Learn strategies to help your students overcome plateaus and achieve weight-loss goals with high-intensity strength training drills that are simple, challenging, and, most importantly, effective.

  • Sunday, March 19
  • 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Rec Center, EG-24
  • $45 or $80 for both classes by March 9
  • Register
Learn the science of high-intensity interval training and its application to both fitness and sport. Visit us online to learn more about this workshop and the other workshops (Country Heat LIVE and Power Yoga for Sports) we have scheduled this semester!

Sweat for a cause with Zumbathon

Zumbathon is a 2-hour fitness marathon that benefits Bear Necessities, the on-campus food pantry available to students. Come join us Wednesday, March 29 as we take over Old Union Hall with Pretty Girls Sweat for the biggest Zumba event on campus!
  • Wednesday, March 29
  • Old Union Hall
  • 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
  • $3 admission fee OR non-perishable food item OR personal hygiene donation

Work for Campus Recreation

You made it to the end of our eNewsletter and you're still reading. We like dedicated, detail-oriented students like you. Consider applying for one of our many student employment opportunities available this summer and fall. We also have graduate assistant positions for students interested in Marketing, Intramural Sports, Club Sports or Operations.

Last Updated: 3/21/17