Campus Recreation & Intramural Programs

CRIMP Director Cliff Bobbitt assists a student

The Methodist University Campus Recreational & Intramural Programs (CRIMP) provide structured and unstructured leisure time for students. These activities provide students with opportunities to learn skills that will contribute to their social, physical, emotional, and intellectual growth and development. CRIMP also is responsible for maintaining various athletic and recreation facilities.


Our Mission

Methodist University’s Campus Recreation & Intramural Programs (CRIMP) department aspires to enhance the university experience through leisure activities and alternative educational programs. CRIMP is committed to cultivating a healthy social environment through student-driven programs of fitness, sports, wellness, and outdoor adventure. CRIMP strives to increase programming in cultural enrichment, leadership, and community involvement to encourage and help build a progressive learning society and to reflect on the diversity at Methodist University.


Outdoor Adventures Program: Trips and Activities

The CRIMP Outdoor Adventures program is committed to providing students with extracurricular activities both on and off campus. Our club offers a variety of activities and trips throughout the year. Some of our most popular trips & activities are listed below:

  • kayaking
  • white water rafting
  • hiking/backpacking
  • horseback riding
  • windsurfing
  • skiing
  • camping
  • snowboarding
  • mountain/rock climbing (indoor/outdoor)
  • SCUBA
  • snorkeling
  • canopy/zip-lining
  • four wheeling
  • fishing (fly, deep sea, coastal)
  • urban travel
  • ice skating
  • roller skating
  • amusement parks
  • state parks/wilderness reserves
  • team-building

Additionally, trips often give students the chance to mingle with others and have amazing adventures. CRIMP sometimes offers certification courses (such as swimming, sailing, SCUBA, lifeguarding, etc.) for students. Each student should strive to be a part of this incredible program.


Nimocks Fitness Center

The Nimocks Fitness Center contains a full line of cardio equipment, such as treadmills, striders, ellipticals, recumbent bikes, and spinning bikes, along with weight machines and an indoor track. This facility has a multi-purpose gym available for basketball and volleyball. Access inside the Nimocks Fitness Center requires a current MU ID. Members are allowed one (1) guest. Policies and practices are to ensure safety and decrease liability.

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Coach Sink Field

CRIMP manages a recreational area “Coach Sink Field” located on Robert Johnson Drive (right across the street from the William F. Bethune Visual Arts Center). The multi-purpose recreational sports field is used for intramural activities and club sports. Coach Sink Field is available during the summer to other groups and agencies under certain conditions. Any reservations to use a field must be scheduled through the Campus Recreation office.


Group Exercise

The Campus Recreation & Intramural Programs department offers a number of group exercise opportunities, such as Zumba, Insanity, Salsa, and yoga.

  • Hatha Yoga – The yoga that we learn in this class is Hatha yoga. This yoga class is designed to improve the health, performance, and mental acuity of athletes or individuals interested in improving their level of fitness. Based on the ancient fitness science of Hatha yoga, it blends balance, strength, flexibility and power in fitness format. Hatha yoga reduces the risk of injury and augments recovery for alignments including stress, lower back pain, and any injury you can name of. So come try it out and enjoy different poses!
  • Insanity – Insanity is a revolutionary cardio-based total-body conditioning program based on the principles of MAX Interval Training. Max Interval Training allows a person to beat the “stress adaptation response” which normally happens when your body gets used to exercising at one level of exertion. The result of this is halting your progress of your fitness improvement journey. By using MAX Interval Training, INSANITY pushes you to NEW training heights, resulting in more calories burned, faster results, and a more efficient metabolism. Insanity’s interval training is the pinnacle of cardio training.
  • Salsa – You will learn Salsa Merengue & Bachata in addition to learning turns. Come with a partner or come alone to learn the basic techniques of these dances. All skill levels are welcome!
  • Zumba – Forget the workout, just lose yourself in the music and find yourself in shape at the original dance-fitness party. Zumba classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats.

Intramurals and Rec Games

Intramural sports include flag football, basketball, softball, volleyball, soccer, dodgeball, and ultimate frisbee. Rec Games currently include badminton, beach volleyball, kickball, Spike Ball, and 9 Square in the Air. Activities are generally open to most students, faculty and staff.

How to Sign-up for Intramural Sports

Follow this link: Intramural Sign-Ups


Schedule of Programs


Community Involvement & Leadership

Giving back to the community is very much a part of CRIMP and its employees. If you have strong interests in sustainability, community service, and/or volunteering then you may find opportunities to make a difference through CRIMP.


Campus Recreation & Intramural Program Full-Time Staff

Tazz Petty

Tazz Petty, B.S.

Recreational Technician
(910) 630-7336
Nimocks Fitness Center
Tazz Petty
Tazz Petty, B.S.

Recreational Technician

B.S., Methodist University

Bio:

Petty is the department’s strength and conditioning coach, preparing Monarch athletes for the rigors of their seasons.

A former Methodist track and field standout, he joined the track & field coaching staff in the 2011-12 season as a volunteer assistant. Petty competed with the Monarchs from 2005-09 earning six Mason Dixon Conference Championships during his tenure.

Petty qualified for the NCAA Championships in 2008 and 2009 and finished as a five-time All-American. He placed in the top eight twice in the 55 meters indoor and twice in the 100 meters outdoor while adding All-American honors in the 4x100 meter relay as well. He currently holds school records in the 55 meters (6.34) and 60 meters (6.80) and was a part of the school record relay teams in the 4x100 and 4x200. His school record time in the 60 meters also ranks 10th in Division III history all-time.

Since wrapping up his career at Methodist, Petty has continued to compete in track and field meets in recent years. He qualified for the 2012 USA Indoor Championships and advanced to the semifinals of the 60 meters with a 6.73 seconds preliminary time. Petty currently boasts personal bests of 6.21 in the 55 and 6.73 in the 60 along with a 10.33 in the 100 meters.

 

(910) 630-7336
Nimocks Fitness Center
Cynthia Lally

Cynthia Lally, M.S.

Director, Campus Recreation & Intramurals
(910) 630-7161
Nimocks Fitness Center
Cynthia Lally
Cynthia Lally, M.S.

Director, Campus Recreation & Intramurals

B.A., Rider University; M.S., Northeastern University

Bio:

A New Jersey native, Cynthia began her career in 2010 as an Intramural Official while obtaining her undergraduate degree at Rider University. In 2014, she joined Methodist University’s Student Affairs division as a Recreation Technician. After finishing her master’s in Sports Leadership from Northeastern University, she became the Assistant Director of Campus Recreation & Wellness at Bellarmine University in 2018.

In 2021, Cynthia returned to Methodist as the Director of Campus Recreation. She was elected to serve as the current NIRSA Region II Kentucky State Leader in 2020 and is an accredited Registered Collegiate Recreational Sports Professional (RCRSP) as well as being a member of the NIRSA National Championship Series Flag Football Work Team committee. Cynthia’s passion for sports also extends to her personal life, in which she plays semi-pro women’s tackle football for the 2021 DIII National Champions, Derby City Dynamite, in the Women’s Football Alliance (WFA).

(910) 630-7161
Nimocks Fitness Center