Aztec Adventures USED Equipment Sale



Backpacks, Tents, Wet Suits and more-Aztec Adventures used Equipment Sale. Get geared up for all of your summer adventures! Aztec Adventures is having a USED equipment sale located in the classrooms in front of the ARC.


 -Air mattresses
Wet suits
-Rain gear
-Dry bags
-Waterproof duffel bags
-Yoga mats
-Climbing shoes
-Camping cots
-Camping chairs

Tuesday April 28th– April 29th

**All equipment has been used on past adventures and is still in good condition.Come get your gear at tremendously discounted prices.

Hope to see you all there.

5 [hidden] Benefits of Rowing

Unless you are among the lucky few, the majority of us dread cardio days.  The thought of going on the treadmill, elliptical, bike, or even stair master becomes such a drag no matter how dedicated you are to fitness. But what about those tucked away rowing machines? Think you won’t get as much of a workout? Think again.

  1. Weight Loss

Rowing burns calories rapidly, making it a suitable addition to your workout regimen if weight loss is your chief priority.  The full body nature of13 rowing makes it a huge calorie burner: in a few minutes a day, you’ll burn more calories on the indoor rower than you would on a machine that doesn’t engage as many muscle groups.  According to a Harvard study done in 2012, rowing vigorously on a stationary rowing machine can burn up to 632 calories per hour if you’re 155 pounds.

2.  Muscle Toning

Rowing uses virtually every major muscle group in your body. Unlike a bike, that only gives resistance in one direction, the activity of rowing works both the front and back major muscles therefore increasing the rate at which you burn calories.





3. Cardio Benefits

Rowing is an endurance exercise that increases heart function. Keeping the rowing machine tension at a low level allows you to maintain a high rate of speed with minimal resistance. For cardio workouts this enables you to reach and maintain an aerobic state.

  4. Easy on the Joints

Its not rocket science to detect that running, and heavy weight training over time puts tremendous stress on your joints. Rowing on the other hand puts little pressure on the joints, due to seated position.  This low-impact exercise allows your joints to receive some much needed loving. With your joints not having to work as hard you are allowing your muscles to do most of the work which is the goal right?

5.  Great total body warm-up

Rowing machines are located in both the ARC and ARC Express cardio zones. Because of the total body activation of rowing, it’s a great way to warm up prior to your resistance training workout.

Why So Unpopular?

So with all these benefits, why isn’t there a line of people waiting to use rowing machines? The main reason is that most people just don’t know how to use them. Others may shy away from rowers because they provide a challenging workout, and some people just want to slump over a treadmill. Personal trainer Kyle Leong, shows us the proper use of how to use these calorie burning machines.

The 20-minute fat-burner: Try this routine designed to max out your muscles during each interval, while the recovery periods help increase the efficiency of this fat burning exercise routine. Set the rowing machine at a resistance of four. Then perform sets of 10, 15, and 20 power strokes—pulling the handle to your torso as fast and as hard as you can. Separate the power strokes with 60 seconds of easy rowing at about 50 percent of your full effort. Repeat the cycle until you’ve rowed for 20 minutes.

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MBACCLooking to get even more out of your workout? Rowing on water vigorously burns 844 calories per hour if you DCIM101GOPROweigh 155 pounds, according to a study by the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services. For an even better workout along with more of an enjoyable experience, ARC members have the opportunity to take rowing classes all semester long (for class credit) at Mission Bay Aquatic Center! GET OUTTA HERE… (Literally!) Access to these classes is major benefit to our members. Take the fitness outdoors while enjoying beautiful sunny San Diego!

Article by: Reyanne Mustafa

Who Wears Short Shorts?

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Let’s not beat around the bush here. Walking around campus, it is almost impossible not to notice those toned legs, massive thighs, and boy-oh-boy those short shorts. Yes, we’re talking about the Rugby guys; the Sport Club Rugby Team.  Why short shorts? Is it just a Rugby tradition? Is it to show their fitness? That might have something to do with it, but in the sport of Rugby more fabric reduces an athlete’s flexibility. And, don’t worry about teasing the Rugby guys about it. They are all about the short shorts!

How is it that the team stays so fit? This year the team has a new coach (Rugby lingo: 7s Coach). He’s got the team doing stuff like flipping 750 lbs tires, incorporating wrestling, and most importantly, providing a nutrition program.  “The difference speaks for itself as we are a lot more conditioned then we were last year,” says Ari Flink (sweeper) 2nd year.

The new fitness regimen is paying dividends.  Our Rugby Sport Club team won 4 of 4 games at Sac State Sevens National Qualifying Tournament! For most of us who don’t know Rugby talk, this was a HUGE deal! The tournament invited the best Cal State Universities to claim the title for best Cal State team. And Aztecs dominated! Sonoma State 26-5 , Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 27-7, Cal State Fullerton 43-0, Sac State FINAL 28-12.

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo was their biggest competition. The score was 5-7 at half time with SLO in the lead.  SDSU came back with a vengeance and ended the game with a score of 27-7. Winning this tournament qualified our team for the national championships which is taking place near the end of the school year.

Good luck at Nationals!

Keep killing it boys!

Article by: Reyanne Mustafa







Welcome Back Pool Party



 Sunshine, pizza, music and good company. No, we are not describing heaven- we are describing Aztec Recreation’s Annual Welcome Back Pool Party!


We are hosting the pool party at the Aztec Aquaplex and Pool party overview pic
we invite you to cruise on by to enjoy the first weekend back with us.


Friday, August 29th
2-5 PM
Located at the Aztec AquaPlex (across from
Chapultepec Resident Hall)
*No outside food or beverages is allowed.
Free to all SDSU students
Non-members please bring your Red I.D.

Step More SDSU- Walking is the New Running

Similarly to what Dory in Finding Nemo once stated, we believe you should, “Just keep walking, just keep walking. Just keep walking, walking, walking.”

You walk everyday anyway, why not learn how to estimate the calories and count it as part of your workout? Be a part of SDSU’s Step More Program! Learn how to increase your daily activity through walking. This program is a combination of bringing students, faculty, and staff together through walking and building the necessary skills required to carry out and sustain a healthier lifestyle. SDSU Step More encourages members to strive for more steps per day providing a feasible way of tracking progress and the tools necessary.

Join SDSU’s Step More Program to learn how.

  1. Sign-up at the ARC membership desk till Friday March 7th at 12 PM. You do not have to be a member to join. Everyone is welcome.
  2. Upon sign-up you will receive Step Counting Log and a free Pedometer.
  3. Start to step more by wearing your pedometer and tracking your results.
  4. Join weekly walking groups for on and off campus group walks.
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Goals and objectives


Preview of step counting log
Preview of step counting log

By: Reyanne Mustafa

Healthy Eating Campus Tours

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Do you ever feel like there just are not enough hours in the day? Is that an excuse you often find yourself using when you are in a hurry and resort to grabbing some fast food on the go and then not being able to squeeze in a workout? These excuses end here!

New from your Health Promotion Department on campus; get a walking tour around the school to learn about the best food options provided here at SDSU. This FREE weekly workshop will teach skills needed for meal planning, full-filling snacks, intuitive snacking, and much more, while walking around campus. Change begins with just a few simple actions. Get started today.

We are meeting Wednesdays 2-3:30 PM

Where? Health Promotion. 3rd floor Calpulli

Questions? (619) 594- 4133

Anyone is welcome!

Article by: Reyanne Mustafa