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Boulders rise in front of the Student Recreation Center

Big changes have been occurring in front of the Student Recreation Complex (SRC). If you have walked by the SRC lately, you have probably noticed two large boulders protruding from the ground. With the fitness classes becoming more popular to students at California State University, Stanislaus, the SRC is adding rock climbing to the list of adventures it has to offer.
In honor of National Recreational Sports and Fitness Day on Feb. 22, the SRC will be hosting an event, which kicks off the grand opening of the boulders with a boulder competition at 3 p.m. Throughout the day, events such as a free throw shooting challenge, circuit challenge, frisbee golf and slacklining competition will be held. Awards will be presented to the winners of each competition.
The boulders will be available to students every hour that the SRC is open. No extra fee is necessary for the usage of the boulders, and any student that has paid tuition has access to the SRC and the boulder wall. Climbing shoes and chalk will be available for students to rent.
Students will be able to attend workshops where they can learn to spot each other on the rock climbing walls. There will also be a crash pad that students can check out, it is not required, but recommended for beginning climbers.
“The addition of the boulders is exciting because the nice thing about climbing is once you get into it, typically you do it quite a bit, it becomes addictive,” said Dan Houlden, the director of the SRC.
On top of the boulders being added to the SRC, many group fitness classes are also offered. MMA, bootcamp, yoga, zumba, pilates, cardio and core and conditioning are exercise classes that are available to students. MMA is the newest addition to the fitness classes, and has been a growing class.
“A lot of people are getting excited about it,” Houlden said.
Every class is accessible to students and they do not require an additional fee to join. The majority of the exercise classes are taught by certified students. The schedule can be found on the CSU Stanislaus website.
“I always encourage students to try out any class they are interested in,” Houlden said. “Students should come out and give the boulders a try!”

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Boulders rise in front of the Student Recreation Center