Featured Instructor

Paula Ruckenstein

Paula Ruckenstein

Paula has been teaching Vinyasa Yoga for Penn Recreation since September 2010. For Paula, yoga is her passion and she loves to share it with the Penn Community. She gets joy from students sharing the impact yoga has had on their lives. She tries to live by the mantra, "Ask, believe, receive".

This summer join Paula's classes at the Pottruck Health & Fitness Center on Mondays and Wednesdays at noon -- all experience levels are welcome!

Department of Recreation Programs

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Don’t forget to try a Group Circuit Training Class at Fox or Outdoor Boot Camp at Penn Park…it’s included in your membership, so don’t miss out on the fun!

Have you had your medicine today?

Exercise is medicine.  And that’s good news for every segment of our nation, seniors to children.  Some call it a no-brainer.  Others, a magic bullet.  The fact is, groundbreaking research has proved that exercise, at the correct intensity and duration, not only improves the quality of life – it decreases the incidence of disease, chronic health conditions and obesity.  At a time when our nation faces an alarming health crisis, the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Medical Association launched the Exercise is Medicine™ program. 

PennRec supports the Exercise is Medicine™ On Campus Program, so join us as we embark on a nationwide campaign to initiate a dialogue between physicians and every American.  Our mission is to make sure that exercise is front and center in every discussion on disease prevention, health, and wellness.