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Campus Recreation encourages everyone to fill their summer days with fun, healthy activities. Top 5 reasons to stay active this summer 5. Reduce stress 4. Improve flexibility 3. Decrease risk of illness 2. Improve overall appearance 1. Feel more energized Faculty/Staff Summer Memberships include unlimited access to the Student Recreation Center through Aug. 16, as...
NIU Student Recreation Center
It’s never too late to set a new goal for 2015. While working out can seem like a daunting task, becoming a member of Campus Recreation couldn’t be easier! Why do you want to work out? Become a member and discover all the benefits of exercise. Exercise: combats health conditions and diseases. boosts energy. relieves...
Photo of couple cross-country skiing
NIU Campus Recreation’s Outdoor Adventures is planning plenty of winter fun in 2015. Registration deadlines and pricing for faculty, staff and community members is available online. Online pay options include credit cards or bursar charge. To pay with cash, check or Huskie Bucks, visit the Adventure Center. For more information, call (815) 753-9423 or email...
Canoe on the East Lagoon
The gentle waters of NIU’s picturesque East Lagoon offer more than just the centerpiece for a walk, picnic or bonfire: Outdoor Adventures has announced a new policy that will allow the use of their canoes and kayaks on the East Lagoon. Christine Lagattolla, assistant director of Outdoor Adventures, said she is excited by this new...
NIU Outdoor Adventures
The Outdoor Adventures program at NIU has provided outdoor recreation experiences for students, faculty, staff and the general public for many years. Assistant Director Christine Lagattolla has found that one way to really engage and inform participants is through the mutually beneficial experience of volunteer trips. Lagattolla participates in a volunteer vacation each year with the...
NIU Campus Recreation Club Sports: Racquetball
Remember the days of high school athletics and the spirit of competition? Have you ever wanted to remain active in some of your favorite sports? Campus Recreation offers 31 different Sport Clubs that could be an outlet for you. “Sport Clubs are the perfect outlet. They are a great way to get involved on campus,”...
Group Fitness!
Have a group fitness FitPass at the Student Recreation Center? Have a friend? Combine those two worlds from Monday, Feb. 24, through Saturday, March 1, during “Bring A Friend Week.” Each FitPass holder can invite one friend to participate in any group fitness class for no charge. For more information, or for disability-related accommodations, call...
Eric Appiah
When were you in the best shape of your life? Think about it for a minute before you keep reading. What were you doing? How did you feel? Hello, NIU! As the assistant director of Fitness and Wellness at Campus Recreation, I wanted to talk to those of you who are serious about your fitness goals for 2014. Did...
East Lagoon
The East Lagoon near Altgeld Hall is free and open to all for ice skating. The ice is checked by employees of the Grounds Department, which is in charge of the sign located on the south end of the lagoon. A green sign indicates it is safe to skate. Skaters should always check the sign to...
Student Recreation Center
Campus Recreation is offering free trial memberships to all faculty and staff who want to explore what’s available. The trial period runs from Monday, Aug. 26, through Sunday, Sept. 8. Those interested in some fitness must bring their NIU OneCards to the Student Recreation Center or Field House front desks to claim the free trial...
Huskie Pup Camp
NIU’s Huskie Pup Camp, administered by the Department of Campus Recreation, is accepting enrollment applications for its summer 2013 camps. The camps run weekly, Monday through Thursday, from June 10 through Aug. 8. Children of students, faculty, staff and community members can register for each of the nine summer sessions intended especially for youth ages...
Student Association President Elliot Echols cuts the ribbon to the Rec Center Fitness Room as SA Speaker Austin Quick watches.
NIU students have shiny and new workout equipment at the Recreation Center thanks to a $100,000 donation from the university’s Student Association. The new cardio machines, barbells and boxing equipment, more than 50 pieces in all, replace equipment that was installed more than a dozen years ago, said David Lochbaum, associate director of Facilities Operation....
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