Second Purely Pink event celebrates women's fitness & wellness at City Rec Center

UNL Campus Rec is hosting Purely Pink: A Women's Fitness Event from 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 10 in the new Strength Training and Conditioning Room (STCR) at the City Rec Center. The free event is open to all female UNL students and CREC members, focusing on helping women feel more comfortable using the free weights, machine weights, and cardio equipment.

"We debuted Purely Pink last Spring and it was an incredible success. More than 300 women received an orientation on our strength equipment and built a community around it," says Katie Wilder, Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for Campus Recreation. "This year, we're incorporating much of the positive feedback we received, along with exciting new partners, in our brand new [STCR] room. We work hard to ensure women feel comfortable with the space and the machines and this event is a great addition to the mix. Strength training and the use of weights is vital to a woman and the health of bones, muscles, posture, and cardio. Moderate use will not make them 'bulky' but rather help to extend their life."

At Purely Pink, ladies will complete a short STCR orientation and have the chance to receive the following giveaways:
• #ActiveHusker tank
• VS PINK gift bag filled with Husker apparel
• VS PINK slap bracelet
• VS PINK mini dog
• Chair massage from Campus Rec Massage Therapy

All attendees enjoy free popcorn and a shower tote from University of Nebraska Federal Credit Union, a spin-to-win prize wheel from Celerion, an #ActiveHusker bracelet, sampling and coupons from Firehouse Subs and $5 Body Comp Tests from Campus Rec's Personal Trainers. All items and services are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Two free Muscle Max classes are offered at 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. in the Fitness Room during the event. Participants build stamina and strength during this 30-minute blast of resistance training for muscle tone and endurance with veteran instructor Molly and get a free water bottle.

A Power and Strength Bootcamp catering to men will also take place Oct. 10 from 3 to 6 p.m. Tires, battling ropes, a prowler push and other special equipment will be available for free use in Cook Pavilion. This event is a precursor to the Strong Husker Competition (open to both men and women) on Sunday, Oct. 12 from noon to 4 p.m. in Cook Pavilion. Strong Husker is free to watch and $20 to compete. More information can be found at

Purely Pink is the first event held in the newly-renovated STCR and Super Circuit at the City Rec Center, which opens two days prior. The expansion encompasses 10,570 sq. ft. to double the free weights zone and improve traffic flow. Additionally, new machine weights, treadmills, ellipticals, and bikes will be installed as well as a new air system and Mondo® flooring. The renovation will be enhanced by a new floor-to-ceiling glass wall facing the central hallway which leads from the atrium. This project is part of the YES 2 Better Rec Centers referendum approved by UNL students in October 2010, which also includes the new Outdoor Adventure Center (opened May 2014) and new East Rec Center (opening Spring 2015). The referendum appropriated student fees to make quality improvements to the University’s campus recreation facilities and increase the amount of cardio and strength training equipment.

Questions? Call Katie at 402-472-6982 or

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