Recreation Services

May 3, 2015 - 5:30pm
For the fourth annual Wellness Week, Syracuse University services and organizations collaborate to put on a week of events that promote physical, nutritional and holistic health.

Running has always been a passion for Syracuse graduate student Danielle Kennedy.

Before graduate school, Kennedy was an All-American track and field athlete.

Now, Kennedy doesn’t have the motivation and pressure of her coaches and teammates to keep her on the path to eating healthy and staying physically fit.

“I have to find self motivation,” Kennedy said.

“I noticed that after I run I’m motivated to do everything. I’m the most motivated to eat a healthy dinner, to go to the library to do homework, and to find time to hang out with my friends.”

April 3, 2013 - 8:57am
The competitive, contact sport of dodgeball brings spirit to Syracuse University’s Flanagan Gym

With forest green paint streaked across their faces and hot pink and neon green socks pulled up to their knees, student teams filing into Flanagan Gym’s dodgeball tournament looked nothing short of The Average Joes.

November 5, 2012 - 1:00pm
Jose Rincon enjoys working for Late Night at the Gym.

Jose Rincon, a fitness center attendant for Late Night at the Gym, needed to get a job during the hours he was always free, and that happened to be late at night on the weekends. Originally, Rincon was hired as an attendant at all the gyms during daytime and early evening hours, but he realized that with schoolwork and extracurricular activities required for his major—health and exercise science—Late Night at the Gym shifts were a perfect match.

November 30, 2011 - 10:56am
Self-described as "demanding," Darius Richardson balances a full schedule of clients, along with graduate school and his own fitness.

Darius Richardson has always had good exercise form in the gym.

So good, in fact, that it turned more than a few heads. It also got the attention of Ali Prettyman, program coordinator for wellness and aquatics for Syracuse University’s Recreation Services.

“It was like an audition of sorts,” Richardson said. “He used to watch me in the gym, and I’d always think, ‘Who’s this mysterious man in the gym always watching me?’ Then he’d tell me there’s a few things you need to tweak, but I love the fact you pay so much attention to your form.”