Late Night at the ARC
How do you keep off the freshman 15? By staying active through all the recreation the ARC (Anteater Recreation Center) has to offer! Late Night at the ARC for many first year students is their first time visiting the gym, and a tradition for everyone else. The ARC is open for late night from 8PM - 2AM once a year during welcome week, and showcases all that campus recreation has to offer. I have never missed a Late Night because it’s always a different experience every time you go!
It provides demos of the many group fitness classes, like F45 (a functional fitness class that I have done for two years!!!) and Pilates. It also showcases our many martial arts classes, like Chinese Wrestling. During my first year at Late Night, I learned how to flip a man twice my size over my shoulder! There are fencing demos, Zumba, and rock climbing. Outside, around the Olympic sized swimming pool, there are also giant board games like Jenga! This event is always free, always gives away great swag like T-shirts and gym towels, and is always the first gateway people have to fitness and recreation at UCI.