Try AquaHIIT Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. at the Grizzly Pool. This class is open to the public.
AquaHIIT is an intense 45-minute, full-body workout. It blends on-deck and in-water exercises with both traditional and specialized equipment. Aquatic training boosts endurance and reduces impact on joints due to water’s buoyancy. Water also offers consistent resistance in every direction, making this class uniquely challenging and invigorating.
Fitness punch cards purchased at the Fitness & Recreation Center can be redeemed at the Grizzly Pool for this class, or patrons can purchase punch cards (1, 10, or 30 punches) at the Grizzly Pool that can only be redeemed for AquaHIIT classes. Register the day of the class on the online registration portal. This class is open to the public. For more information, contact Fitness Programs at (406) 243-2833.
Instructors are certified through Speedo Fit training courses. Goggles and aqua shoes recommended.
The FWEunion is for anybody and everybody that is interested in becoming involved with the Freshman Wilderness Experience (FWE). Whether you’re thinking about becoming a FWE leader, gunning for a coordinator position or you just want to catch up with people, please join in! There will be info and dates for FWE 2020, photos and alumni speakers. This will be a potluck, so please bring a snack or dish to share.
Where: UM Flat 633 S. 5th St. E.
When: Thursday, October 24, 6 p.m.
Who: Everybody! Even if you’ve never participated in FWE before, come join us!
For those of you who were unable to attend the Celebration of Life for Bryson Allen in Washington last summer, the Outdoor Program and Bryson’s loved ones invite you to attend a memorial gathering on Friday, October 25, from 6-7 p.m. at the fire rings outside the Payne Family Native American Center. Bring a reading, a thought, a memory or just yourself. This event will create a space and time for people to remember Bryson and share together.
Please visit our website if you’d like to contribute to the Bryson Allen Memorial Fund.
About Bryson Allen
Bryson Allen (Jan. 25, 1996 – June 28, 2019) was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on January 25, 1996. He moved with his family to Bainbridge Island, Washington, in 2000 and grew up there.
Bryson moved to Missoula in 2015 to pursue a degree in wildlife biology at the University of Montana, combining his passion for the outdoors with his curiosity for scientific inquiry. Graduating with a degree in wildlife biology in 2018, Bryson received the University Scholar distinction from the Davidson Honors College.
During his college career, Bryson’s involvement in the Outdoor Program (ODP) had the biggest influence on him. He got involved in outdoor programs right away and ultimately taught classes as a climbing instructor, wilderness leader and mentor. He cultivated a connection to the ODP even before his first semester at UM, participating in an outdoor orientation program called the Freshman Wilderness Experience (FWE). He led FWE outings in subsequent years and continued building his wilderness and backcountry skills, eventually earning certification as a licensed wilderness EMT.
In the summer after graduating from UM, Bryson worked for NorthStar Trekking in Juneau, Alaska, as a guide on the Mendenhall Glacier. He loved Alaska and, after a winter working at Alta Ski Area, returned in June of 2019 to work on the glacier again. At the age of 23, Bryson passed away due to injuries sustained in a climbing accident on the Mendenhall Towers in Juneau, Alaska.
Bryson is survived by his parents Demi and Cezanne Allen and his sister Haley, who all love him fiercely.
Registration opens today for swim lessons that run evenings Monday/Wednesday Nov. 4-Dec. 2 or Tuesday/Thursday Nov. 5-Dec. 3. Fall swim lessons occur Monday/Wednesday evenings (6:05-6:35 p.m.; 6:40-7:10 p.m.) or Tuesday/Thursday evenings (6:05-6:35 p.m.; 6:40-7:10 p.m.), Tuesday/Thursday afternoons (3:45-4:15 p.m.; 4:20-4:50 p.m.), or Saturday mornings (9:35-10:05 a.m.; 10:10-10:40 a.m.).
Swim lessons are offered for children ages 3 to 15. Class offerings are based on instructor availability. Register in person at the Grizzly Pool front desk, by phone at (406) 243-2763 or register online. Payment is required at time of registration. A class with fewer than three participants is subject to cancellation.