Beyond Burdick Resources

Campus Recreation wants to continue to support you in your health and fitness journey. Our department will create opportunities that foster engagement and well-being for the TU community by providing resources related to health, fitness, nutrition, and more. Explore what is Beyond Burdick!

maintain your overall health

Building Emotional Resilience

Stress happens to us all. But, developing emotional resilience skills and habits can help support us during these difficult times. Read this article to learn more information about how to maintain your emotional resilience.

Exercise for Relaxation

Are you looking for ways to reduce stress and improve your well-being? Check out these relaxation exercises to cleanse your mind and body.

Exercise Increases Immune Function

Watch or listen to this podcast to learn how exercise can improve your immune system.

 Finding Your Motivation for Exercise 

Starting and sticking with an exercise routine can be challenging but very rewarding. The American College of Sports Medecine has provided several helpful tips on ways to stay motivated to exercise.

Road Map to Effective Muscle Recovery

Recovery is a critical part of maintaining a healthy body to stay physically active. Use this exercise recovery road map to find the best strategy to recover quickly and effectively.


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Tips for Safely Resuming Exercise

With gyms and fitness studios starting to re-open, exercise enthusiasts are questioning if it is safe to return to their workout facility and what precautions need to be in place for everyone to remain safe. 

Have questions about exercising with a face covering? ACE Fitness has provided a list of Safety Do's and Don'ts.

American Council on Exercise (ACE) Exercise Library 

The free ACE Fit Exercise Library offers a variety of total-body movements that target specific areas of the body. Each comes with a detailed description to help ensure proper form. 

NIRSA Recreation Movement

The 2020 NIRSA Recreation Movement is about staying active together, even when we’re apart! This movement aims to help build momentum and amplify messaging around well-being and fitness as we maintain physical distancing. 

Students, faculty, staff and alumni with a ".edu" email address are eligible to create an account. Once registered, participants can instantly access live and prerecorded online workout classes from more than 60 colleges and universities across the country. After participating in a class or working out on their own, participants can log their total number of active minutes and watch as TU's total minutes stack up against other participating schools. 


allow time for muscle RECOVERY

Foam Rolling 

Foam rolling has a variety of benefits when done on a regular basis. The greatest benefit is increased range of motion and flexibility. If you want to feel the benefits yourself, try this foam rolling program created by our department's athletic trainer. 


Stretching is an important part of any exercise routine. Stretching regularly keeps your muscles strong and flexible, which can help prevent injury. Check out this stretching program created by our department's athletic trainer. 


take time for well-being


The Headspace app is unlocking a free, specially curated “Weathering the Storm” collection of meditation and mindfulness content. 

Oak Meditation and Breathing Exercises

The free Oak app offers quick and simple breathing exercises as well as longer guided and DIY meditations.


get fresh air

Physically Distant Sports and Activities 

Warmer weather means more time outdoors! Learn more about outdoor recreation and sports near you. 

Trail Link

Searching for a trail to bike, run or walk on? Trail Link is a search engine that can help you find a trail in your area.

A Daily Mindful Walking Practice 

Take a break and boost your mood with this 10-minute walking meditation.

Top Cycling Spots in Baltimore 

Check out the top cycling spots in the Baltimore Area, courtesy of Race Pace Bicycles.    

 When going outside, please be mindful of government guidance in regards to physical distancing and travel. To keep ourselves, our communities, and our outdoor spaces safe and healthy during this time, please consider these recommendations.

nutrition education

Precision Nutrition

Looking for great nutritional articles, infographics and advice? Precision Nutrition is the largest and most respected nutrition coaching and education company in the world.

American Council on Exercise (ACE) Healthy Recipes 

ACE Fit has compiled hundreds of healthy recipes that double as delicious and nutritious options. Search based on special dietary considerations, ingredients you happen to have on hand, or the type of dish you need to prepare.

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