Stanford Recreation & Wellness – Movement Motivation

Engage with us to strengthen our community and have a chance to win prizes and stay active together even when we’re apart!

2020 Recreation Movement – Log, Be Inspired, Represent – Go Stanford!

Stanford’s Recreation & Wellness Movement Motivation goes nationwide by joining with 100+ other schools in providing virtual recreation inspiration for all as part of the collegiate 2020 Recreation Movement. Participants who have an email address ending in .edu can log their minutes (like in the Pac 12 Challenge), be inspired, and represent Stanford on this platform for a chance to win prizes. If you don’t have an email address ending .edu and would like to participate, please fill out this form.

The 2020 Recreation Movement platform allows participation in live and prerecorded classes and workouts from 100+ colleges and universities from around the country through the website. Join the 2020 Recreation Movement – Represent Stanford! Best of all, It’s FREE!

How to participate

1. Log your activities in any one of our platforms:

  • 2020 Recreation Movement
  • Strava Recreation and Wellness Club (free to join).
  • Take a photo of your workout and tag us on social media

Use any of these hashtags and be sure to follow them to see your posts and be inspired by others: #stanfordwalks #stanfordhikes #stanfordruns #stanfordbikes #stanfordurec #sumovementmotivation #suvirtualrecreation #recmovement, #recathome.

We are practicing wellness and mindfulness throughout the month of May being Mental Health Awareness Month with our Well-Being A-Z Toolkit!

Today’s letter of focus is W for Walking. Walking comes with many benefits—from improving self-perception, self-esteem, mood, and sleep quality, to reducing stress, anxiety, and fatigue! Try to get outside and take a walk around your neighborhood today, before it gets too hot out! Share your walk on our Strava club:

#stanfordflourishtogether #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthawarenessmonth

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Bucket List ride from Stanford across Golden Gate and back #stanfordrides #bluesunglasses #sumovementmotivation ...

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Join us tomorrow, May 27 at 1:00pm, as Dr. Helen Hsu and Marissa Floro speaks on ‘Maximize your Mind Body Health’

CAPS and Well Being Psychologists Helen Hsu and Marissa Floro will provide an introduction to maximizing your Mind Body Health. This session will begin with an overview of fundamentals from ancient traditions to contemporary endocrine and stress response research.  It will conclude with guidance and time for you to examine your own stress levels and identify actions to bolster your Mind Body Wellness.

Visit this page to reserve your spot for Dr. Helen Hsu and Marissa Floro’s webinar:

For more information on mental health webinars and activities, visit

#stanfordflourishtogether #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthawarenessmonth

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We are practicing wellness and mindfulness throughout the month of May being Mental Health Awareness Month with our Well-Being A-Z Toolkit!

Today’s letter of focus is V for Volunteering. Take a moment to think about how you can be of service during this time of need. Some examples: donating blood and/or doing grocery runs for those who cannot leave their home! What are some ways you are volunteering? Share in the comments!

#stanfordflourishtogether #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthawarenessmonth

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  • Don’t do mobile apps or social media? Log your workouts on this simple Google Form.

2. We will select four winners from each of the platforms every Friday through Shelter in Place.

Apps and resources

Again, we welcome you to choose any activities to make you feel good! We want to support you staying active on your own, so here are some resources to help you reach your goals!

Walking! Take a walk or hike and post to social media using any of our hashtags #stanfordwalks #stanfordhikes #stanfordruns #stanfordbikes #stanfordurec #sumovementmotivation #suvirtualrecreation #recmovement #recathome

Resources from Recreation & Wellness

Movement Inside

Movement Outside

(Some trails may be closed due to COVID-19. Please obey all local shelter in place rules.)



Health and Well-Being

External Resources

About Strava

Record an activity and it goes to your Strava feed, where your friends and followers can share their own races and workouts, give kudos to great performances and leave comments on each other’s activities. Strava syncs with most devices – your phone, GPS watch or head unit, heart rate monitor, or power meter. All kinds of groups form clubs on Strava to organize activities and build communities – friends, teams, brands, gear shops and more. When you join our Stanford Recreation and Wellness Strava, your performance will be shared with the community! Here is how!

Important notes

  • We encourage all participants to practice physical distancing while exercising at this time.
  • Please ensure you are choosing activities that are appropriate for your level of fitness.
  • If you’re not sure, consult a medical professional.
  • Listen to your body and do what’s best for your body each day.
  • “Q: Can I still exercise? Take my kids to the park for fresh air? Take a walk around the block? Walk my dog?
    • A: Yes. So long as you are maintaining a safe social distance of six feet from people who aren’t part of your household, it is ok to go outside for exercise, a walk or fresh air. Gyms are closed.” –California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

Follow us on TikTok for more workout inspiration! (@stanfordurec)


Follow along with Irina in this Full Body Stability Challenge! Show us what you got! ##RecAtHome ##RecMovement

♬ Beat the Sunrise – SNBRN feat. Andrew Watt