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Mason Recreation: November Newsletter It's time to be extra thankful, Patriots!

Updated Facility Hours: Stay up to date on our facility hours for Thanksgiving Break! And keep and eye on our website for updated hours all the way up to the start of next semester.
Our squash courts are now OPEN! We will also have designated times to participate in badminton and table tennis. Click here to familiarize yourself with how to safely use and reserve our courts.

Fitness

"Find Your Flow"

We're here to help you with mental health and well-being. Join Mason Recreation, CAPS, and the Center for Well-being for a series of collaborative events focused on navigating stress.

The EDGE

Virtual EDGE

Go virtual with the EDGE! With our virtual team building programs, we’ll engage your group in a series of exciting online team development challenges. Click here to book your program!

Pitch in on the Piedmont

Spend some time outside and volunteer at the EDGE this Friday (11/9). We are looking for students, faculty, and staff to help us maintain the Piedmont Trail and the EDGE outdoor element course. We'll provide lunch for you, if you come help out! Sign up here.

Competitive Sports

Game Night!

"We'll take competition for 200." That's right, don't forget to sign up for our first ever Game Night! Come to compete in Pictionary, Jeopardy, and Minute-2-Win-It. Oh, and there'll be prizes... Register here.

Intramural Sports Tournaments

Don't forget to sign up for our upcoming IM tournaments! We're offering competitions for Super Smash Bros. and Table Tennis on November 20th. Click here to register.
Our Club Sports may not be competing this Fall semester, but you can still join a team to get connected, practice, and raise funds for upcoming seasons! Read more here.

Meet our Employees of the Month

Top (Left to Right): Justin Greene, Sarah Sunder, Arun So, James Finnegan

Bottom (L to R): Brexdyn La Dieu, Ann Hoang, Rachel Gentry, Rogelio Perez

Join Our Team!

We're hiring Fitness Attendants for winter break and the upcoming spring semester. Apply on handshake.gmu.edu.

Fitness Tip

This month we want to remind you of the importance of drinking water while exercising. Ensure you drink plenty of water, before, during and after exercise. It assists in the regulation of internal body temperature. Find more info here.

Well-Being Corner

Coping with Election Stress

This election season is stressful. Regardless of our political views, we’re all affected by our nation’s divisions, negative messages, and uncertainty. Use these tips for stress relief:

  • Stregthen your connections
  • Set boundaries for conversations
  • Take media breaks
  • Enjoy time in nature regularly

Check out Mason's Center for Well-Being for more tips.

Let's Eat Healthy Series

Every two weeks we'll choose a different ingredient to feature and give you a list of recipes, fun facts, and an informational video about that ingredient. Visit our “Let’s Eat Healthy” archive here and explore all of our previous featured ingredients.
Mason's Safe Return to Campus Plan for more information on the University's action plan, please visit their website

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