Virtual Group Class at the Hamel Recreation Center

November 10, 2020

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Virtual Fitness at UNH   

This semester, the Hamel Rec. Center (HRC) here at UNH was able to create an environment where UNH community members can continue to engage in physical activity throughout the pandemic. There are many new policies in place, but they are in efforts to help patrons feel safe and relaxed in the gym and in group fitness classes. Unfortunately, UNH community members who have not been participating in the COVID-19 testing were unable to go to their favorite gym and group fitness classes. But that is no longer the case! Recently, the HRC has launched a schedule of various group fitness classes that are conducted virtually. To “attend” the classes, registration for the classes is required and opens 24 hours before the start time, and they can be done from any location!  

Virtual group fitness classes include: POUND, Pilates, Core & More, Vinyasa Yoga, Cardio Kickboxing, and Cycling! A full schedule can be here. UNH community members can register for classes here. To register, simply click on the class of your choosing and go through the registration process. All registrations open 24 hours before the start time of the class. Once it is time to “attend” the class, return to the original class page, and a link to attend the class should appear.  

To make the virtual class even more fun, invite your close contacts or roommates to do the class with you online! Even though a lot of things have changed since the start of the pandemic, it is still important to incorporate some type of body movements throughout the day to keep both your mind and body healthy. Additionally, participating in regular body movements or physical activity can help keep our spirits lifted through the release of endorphins (the happy hormone). If group fitness is not really “your thing” and you haven’t attended the HRC yet this semester but still have questions about safety protocols; check out our department highlight blog from the HRC.  

If you decide to participate in the group fitness at the HRC, or have any tips for UNH community members who do not have access to the HRC; email us at!  

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