November 10, 2020
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... Read More
October 15, 2020
Interview with Hamel Recreation Center
Have the hours at the HRC changed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic?
Yes, the HRC will close an hour earlier this semester. The HRC operating hours are the following: Monday – Thursday 6am-11pm, Friday 6am-9pm, Saturday 8am-9pm, and Sunday 8am – 11pm.
Do patrons need to schedule appointments to utilize the facility to exercise?
It depends. For Group Exercise, Intramural Sports, Outdoor Adventure Trips, and the Bouldering Wall you need to register in... Read More
October 25, 2017
Find Out More About The Benefits of Being A UNH Employee
As a member of the faculty or staff at the University of New Hampshire, there are many different options for you to work out and get your daily dose of exercise.
First, you could become a member of the newly renovated Hamel Recreation Center! The membership cost is $41.50 per month, but if you are a member of the CIGNA health insurance plan it is completely free of charge. There is one catch, you must swipe into the gym at least eight... Read More
May 24, 2016
Stress Relief Tips In Order to Gain Control Over Mental Wellness
Being stressed out can be more detrimental to one’s health than individuals realize. Stress affects not only your mood and emotions, but your physical and mental health as well.
Some specific symptoms of stress include feeling overwhelmed, having heartburn, stomach pain, nausea, mood swings, or changes in appetite. There are innumerable symptoms of stress because stress affects everyone differently.
However, there is good news.... Read More
February 23, 2015
Since February is National Boost Your Self Esteem Month, here are five tips to help you keep your head high during these cold winter days!
1. Exercise. Not only is exercise physically healthy for you, but it also will keep your confidence high. Thirty minutes of aerobic exercise will release beta-endorphins that increase feelings of well being, and lower levels of cortisol, which will lower your stress and anxiety. The Hamel Recreation Center is a great place to exercise here at UNH! It has... Read More
March 5, 2014
Yoga is a great way to get exercise, relieve some stress, and have fun! On campus you can participate in free yoga in the MUB and in the Hamel recreation center.
Yoga is an exercise that combines breathing and stretching. It is usually done in a quiet, dimly light room, and with an instructor leading the stretches or poses. Yoga is a great exercise for all ages because there are many forms with varying intensities. Some different types of yoga include:
Power Yoga- challenging yoga that focuses... Read More