The December 2021 Rec of the Month is Colorado State University Pueblo (CSU Pueblo) ThunderWolf Recreation.
We strive to engage and energize our people in meaningful and supportive well-being activities.
DESCRIPTION OF FACILITY
Located on CSU Pueblo’s campus, ThunderWolf Recreation strives to help students, staff, faculty and community members reach their health and wellness goals. The facility includes a wide option of cardio and strength machines, two full size basketball courts, an indoor track, a six-lane lap pool and staff to welcome everyone, regardless of experience in their health and wellness journey.
Up the stairs, members are greeted with a beautiful view of CSU Pueblo’s campus as they approach the weight room. Here, ThunderWolf Recreation has a wide range of equipment and space that can accommodate any workout. This space has machines and free weights for everyone to feel challenged at their level.
Next to the weight area is the cardio center where top brands like Star Trac Fitness, Precor and Octane are lined up and make this space accommodating to a versatile cardio regimen.
The 12th of a mile track circles the two full-size courts below. With lanes for running, jogging and walking, you can choose the pace you desire. The track alcove is outfitted with medicine balls, kettlebells, ab mats and more so you have everything you need for a comprehensive core workout.
The flexible studio space is designated for group fitness classes with floor-to-ceiling mirrors and booming sound systems. Equipment is provided for most classes, including steps and risers, Bosu balls, free weights, Body Bars, resistance bands and tubing, mats, yoga mats and blocks, jump ropes, and hand irons — which are weighted gloves for kickboxing.
For those who want to focus on Olympic lifting and powerlifting, the functional training studio provides a space for training. This area has many different aspects such as lifting platforms, battle ropes, free weights and cable machines.
Home to the CSU Pueblo Swim and Dive team, our aquatics facility allows members to have the opportunity to do just about anything from intense training to fitness swimming to water walking and jogging. Members can also try kayaks or stand-up paddle boards during active aquatics events.
The center aims to accommodate all recreational activities. With three standard sized racquetball courts, members can take a moment to get their daily activity in while breaking away from the traditional means of working out.
Staffed by our trained and certified Outdoor Pursuits team, ThunderWolf Recreation is also home to a two-story indoor rock-climbing wall. The wall is set up for bouldering and top rope climbing. Routes are set every week to satisfy all interest and skill levels.
The center also has other ways of getting active. With table games such as foosball, tennis and pool, members can check out the proper equipment from the front desk to take a break and have some fun with others. If you enjoy getting outside, they also have an 18-hole disc golf course that will take you all over CSU Pueblo’s campus. The Walking with Wolves two-mile loop trail, located around the perimeter of the university’s campus, is available for general public use.
Regardless of where members may be in their fitness journey, ThunderWolf Recreation has many outlets to choose from to engage and energize people in meaningful and supportive well-being activities.
Since 1991, the Outdoor Program (OP) has been an important part of the community at CSU Pueblo. The activities offered by OP are powerful experiences that help participants develop new friendships, learn lifelong wilderness skills, develop leadership, increase interpersonal skills and expand appreciation for the natural world. With regularly planned trips, equipment rental co-op, team development opportunities and more, this program strives to get members outside and enjoying the beautiful scenery Colorado has to offer.
- Open seven days a week during the academic year to accommodate every member’s schedule.
- Outdoor Pursuit adventures are scheduled on the weekends during the academic year and the team also runs the high and low ropes Team Development Center.
- Access to all facilities described above is included in the CSU Pueblo Student Rec Fee — not included is one-on-one training, OP trips and equipment rentals.
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