Special Programs and Events

NETA Workshops

Campus Recreation and the National Exercise Trainers Association (NETA), a non-profit fitness professional association, are co-sponsoring the following nationally-recognized workshops:

Indoor Cycling Specialty Certification

Saturday August 5, 2017, 8 a.m.- 3 p.m., FRC Room #3
NETA's new indoor group cycling certificate covers all of the basics of teaching cycling classes including getting started, setting up the room, managing a variety of situations (dealing with new and experienced participants, late arrivals, broken equipment, etc.). Participants learn the many body positions for a safe and challenging ride, contraindications, terminology, class formatting, music selection, cuing and more. A special section has been added to determine exercise intensity.  Credits: 7 NETA, .6 ACE, 4.5 AFAA, .6 NASM

Workshop fee: $169 (discounts available to CREC staff members)

HIIT, Tabata & Rest-Based Training Workshop

Sunday August 6, 2017, 8 a.m. 1 p.m., FRC Room #3
Recent research has demonstrated the many benefits of high intensity interval training (HIIT). Tabata and Rest-Based training are among the HIIT protocols that have gained recent popularity. Discover the truth about HIIT and learn how to develop interval workouts to accommodate participants with a variety of goals. This workshop will help you to bridge the gap between exercise science and interval programming. Be prepared to test your limits! Credits: 5

Workshop fee: $119 (discounts available to CREC staff members)

To register: Call 800-237-6242 or online at www.netafit.org

Free Fitness Week

Fall 2017:  Tuesday, September 5, through Monday, September 11, in the Fitness & Recreation Center.

What’s free during FREE WEEK? All group fitness classes, body composition measures, and fitness consultations with a personal trainer! Sign up at FRC front desk for body comps and fitness consults, by appointment only. Find the current fitness class schedule online or posted around the Fitness & Recreation Center.  This offer is open to UM employees, affiliates, retirees and eligible adult dependents with Griz Cards.

Greening Thumbs Gardening Workshops

Greening Thumbs is a series of free staff and faculty gardening workshop program sponsored by UM Dining and Campus Recreation.  Sign up through the online registration portal.

Session 1:  Garden Planning

Tuesday, March 14, 12:15-1 p.m., FRC Conference Room
Set your garden up for success. We’ll cover the basics of plant families, crop rotation, succession planting, and balancing varieties.

Session 2:  Soil and Fertility

Tuesday, April 11, 12:15-1 p.m., Lommasson Gardens
Learn about soil health, conditions and testing, and how to build a happy underground ecosystem.

Session 3:  Composting and Vermiculture

Tuesday, May 2, 12:15-1 p.m., Lommasson Gardens
Get started with the basics of a healthy home compost system, or find out how to improve your current compost.


Open to the general public, this is an annual two-hour dance event that benefits the Missoula Food Bank.  Participants bring at least one non-perishable food item as entry.