March 27, 2017
Learn About UNH’s Women’s Self Defense Class
Have you ever felt unsafe or intimidated walking home alone at night? Especially when there doesn’t seem to be many people around besides you. This can be a common situation on a college campus, and it can make people feel uneasy. Now you can learn how to defend yourself in the hopes to feel safe on campus, and wherever you go.
UNH Campus Recreation is offering a self defense class for women, that follows The Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) System.... Read More
January 12, 2016
Are You Sick of Just Walking on the Treadmill?
Most people go to gym and just hit the treadmill or elliptical because they are too nervous to go near the weights. Individualized training can teach proper technique and form of every exercise. According to the CDC, “Strength training, particularly in conjunction with regular aerobic exercise, can also have a profound impact on a person's mental and emotional health.” Working with a personal trainer is the fastest way to improve your overall... Read More
November 10, 2015
Take a Timeout From School and Give Intramurals a Shot
If you’re not already following a regular workout routine, there’s no better time than now. You don’t need to be an all-star or MVP to join the intramural sports teams at UNH, whether it’s to meet new people, sharpen your skills, or pick up a new athletic pastime, there are tons of opportunities for students to stay active. The Hamel Recreation Center offers registration in all leagues, from wheelchair handball to softball in the spring.... Read More
October 21, 2015
Incorporate Exercise Into Your Routine
As college students, we are constantly juggling our busy schedules. Classes, work, internships, socializing, and student clubs take up most of our days. We spend hours sitting in lectures, labs, and Dimond library, leading a pretty sedentary lifestyle.
Did you know that incorporating exercise into your routine can combat the negative effects of so much sitting? “It turns out that regular exercise, especially before academic efforts, can improve your... Read More
October 13, 2015
Feeling Sore, or Stuck in a Rut? Need to Boost Your Physical and Mental Well-Being? Grab a Yoga Mat, Take a Deep Breath, and Say om.
It’s the trend that is changing the way we look at diet and exercise. Not a day goes by that we don’t see or hear something in the media related to yoga, and for good reason too! There is an infinite amount of benefits that stem from yoga, from reducing stress to preventing sports injury. Not bad, considering it’s a skill you can do anywhere. That’s why here at... Read More
July 16, 2015
Looking For Something To Do On a Hot Summer Day?
Spending the day picnicking and swimming at Mendums pond is a great option, and it’s FREE for students and faculty. All you have to do is stop into Campus Recreation to get a sticker for your ID, and bring it with you when you go.
After interviewing Cary from the Outdoor Adventures Program, I learned that Mendums Pond has so much to offer and is “close to campus”:
Mendums offers paddle... Read More
January 8, 2014
Are you an outdoor adventure enthusiast? Interested in seeing what the great outdoors can offer you for physical activity? Well the University of New Hampshire offers extremely discounted rental prices for students! Try out kayaking for only $10, or snowshoeing for $8, or all the equipment for a weekend hiking trip! The Hamel Recreation Center tons of great rental equipment, so that you can try out whatever you are interested in without committing to the high prices of buying your own gear!... Read More