Health & Wellness

Staying Active during the

COVID-19 Pandemic


Rutgers Recreation Classes Live Streamed Daily

Rutgers Recreation Center

Tune into Facebook and Instagram for LIVE fitness classes!

Yoga, Pilates, RU FIT-30, Bodycombat®, and GRIT®

Monday-Thursday 

12:00PM  Facebook

5:00PM  Instagram

6:00PM Facebook

Friday-Sunday

12:00 FB

3:00 Instagram

View daily class schedule on the RUREC2GO app

Also follow us on Instagram for our Moves of the Day! We are here for you!

2020 Recreation Movement

Rutgers University Recreation is partnering with approximately 40 other universities in The 2020 Recreation Movement, an online initiative encouraging participants to remain active at home through daily online fitness challenges and workout classes, as well as individual exercises including walking, running and hiking.  Click link for more details and to sign up!

Click here for details.

Virtual Running Challenge

Click here for details.

Online Personal Training

Get Online Personal Training for a discount price of only $20! This program includes two personalized strength workouts and personal trainer communication. Begin whenever you’re ready and complete your workout anytime, anywhere!

Register here

Stay motivated with Rec On Demand!

Please check back weekly.  We will be adding more videos to our collection.

RURec YouTube

Rutgers Counseling, ADAP, &

Psychiatric Services (CAPS)

Worried about a friend? If you are concerned, you can fill out an anonymous “Community Concerns Report“.

Students may also reach out to the following resources for support:

  • NJ Hopeline: 1-855-654-6735
  • Crisis Text Line: Text KNIGHTS to 741741 (anytime 24/7), Text STEVE for unmet mental health needs of students of color.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)

Live Mindfulness Meditation Noon Workshops

Mondays facilitated by Ms. Jessica Trusiani; Thursdays facilitated by Dr.  Siobhan Gibbons.

Mindfulness is the caring, compassionate, non-judgmental, non-reactive awareness of our own experience, our thoughts, our emotions, our physical sensations, and the world around us. Mindfulness arises “through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally” (Jon Kabat-Zinn). Meditation are practiced in session to build the skill of mindfulness awareness. Rutgers students and staff are welcomed. 

Mondays at 12 pm (EST)

Join by WebEx

https://rutgers.webex.com/rutgers/j.php?MTID=m434783ba5b671df62ec08cae4a3a78ca

Join by phone

1-650-429-3300 USA Toll

Access Code: 797 735 606

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Thursdays at 12 pm  (EST)

Join by Webex

https://rutgers.webex.com/rutgers/j.php?MTID=m9d296d90e170f8d026b13589e55a11d1

Join by phone

1-650-429-3300 USA Toll

Access Code: 790 089 977

Integral Hatha Yoga on Tuesday, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/13, 5/20, 5:30-7PM

Integral Hatha Yoga I Modified Beginners Class to help manage daily life & COVID-19. Integral Yoga is one of the main traditional forms as taught by Swami Satchidananda, which integrates postures, deep relaxation, breathing practices and visualization meditation for a more balanced and peaceful way of being. Click the following link or call to join: https://rutgers.webex.com/webappng/sites/rutgers/meeting/download/d67a9db2e71940579aa37e283545540d?siteurl=rutgers&MTID=mcf9cb2b8400359fbc4e01bfa0bfff4c2

+1-650-429-3300 USA Toll Access code: 799 436 671

Additional resources:

If you are having a lifethreatening emergency and/or  the 3 main COVID-19 symptoms of:

1) high fever, 2) difficulties breathing, and 3) coughing, please call 9-1-1 and/or go immediately to your nearest ER.

Free Self-Help Mindfulness Meditation Exercises (MP3)

Self help resources: http://health.rutgers.edu/education/self-help/

IN CRISIS? 

During regular business hours (Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.), call CAPS at 848-932-7884 and ask to speak to the on-call counselor.

For crises outside these hours or on university holidays follow the prompt to “speak to a counselor immediately” to access a crisis counselor.

Other 24/7 options:

In Middlesex County call Acute Psychiatric Services (APS) 855-515-5700 

Within NJ: NJ Hopeline at 855-654-6735

Get support via text by texting “KNIGHTS” to 741741 – available 24/7

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL) at 800-273-TALK (8255).  (This service can be reached from anywhere in the country; available 24/7)

Let’s Talk informal consultations will remain open and are offered only by phone as indicated on health.rutgers.edu/dropin. If you would like to schedule an appointment for Let’s Talk during the designated drop-in hours or outside those hours, please call 848-932-7884, option 2. You do not need to be affiliated with one of these centers or locations to make use of this service.

Below, our community counselor Richard Carlson provided a number of resources links that you might find helpful.

You may also check CAPS social media sites for the latest updates:

https://www.facebook.com/RUStudentHealth

https://www.instagram.com/RUStudentHealth/

Here are a few additional FREE resources that might be helpful.

  • Helpline for confidential emotional support for those worried and anxious about COVID-19 by calling 1-866-202-HELP (4357) from 8am-8pm, M-F. This is not a crisis hotline. Offered by Mental Health Association of NJ