More time to get fit

Achieving health and fitness goals just got easier thanks to several enhancements made by NIU Recreation and Wellness (RecWell).

“The needs of our population are ever-evolving,” Andrea Drott, associate director of Marketing, Assessment and Wellness for NIU Recreation and Wellness, said. “We recognize this and are always looking at ways to meet those needs.”

One way to meet those needs is to offer students and staff more opportunities to be active.

“By participating in the many programs and services that RecWell has to offer there are benefits beyond just physical wellness,” Drott said. “We engage students to improve their social wellness, spiritual wellness, emotional wellness, environmental wellness, intellectual wellness and even occupational wellness.”

Hours have been extended in the cardio and strength-training room at the Chick Evans Field House. Evening hours (5-10 p.m.) and afternoon hours (noon-2 p.m.) have been added. In addition, open swim times have been added at Anderson Pool for students seeking a low-impact workout. Lanes are open for lap swimming from 3:45-5:30 p.m.

NIU has added two all gender restrooms at the Student Recreation Center. The enhanced facilities include a private, lockable space for changing.

“We hope that students who may not have felt comfortable utilizing our facilities either due to changing options or congestion on their preferred equipment will now have more options to get engaged,” Drott said.

Huskies can assess their overall wellness by taking a brief survey. To see a complete list of facilities and hours, visit Recreation and Wellness.

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