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FEELING THE ENERGY — A Zumba participant follows along with Mark as he leads the group with his energetic dancing. She and other participants had a great workout as they danced their hearts out.

Riding the high at Zumba

Amelia Kashian October 26, 2023

In late October, it is easy for students to lose motivation as they await Thanksgiving break, which could be a great reason to join Mark Shevy, professor and head of the communication and media studies...

Battleship H2O - The event only takes place once a semester, but Battleship H2O is a fun and competitive sport for everyone on campus.

All hands on deck: Battleship H2O returns

Nathan Kwapisz April 21, 2023

Battleship H2O is a game played in the pool where people in four canoes try to sink each other until one canoe is left floating. The crews are given buckets which are used to splash water into other vessels...

CLIMB - Korfker and DeVries help each other climbing during Midnight Madness.

Midnight Madness at the PEIF

Nathan Kwapisz April 14, 2023

Midnight Madness is a unique event that Northern Michigan Rec Sports puts on for students. This event brings students together to climb starting in the late evening, usually around 9 or 10 p.m., and ending...

ROCK CLIMBING - The PEIF is a place full of activities and classes to help the community be more active. Rock climbing is a fun way for students and community members to stay active with friends and family.

Rediscovering rock climbing

Nathan Kwapisz April 7, 2023

Rock climbing is a never-ending sport with never-ending challenges to attempt, which allows each participants to tailor the sport to their own skills and desires. Some participants decide to participate...

HIIT! - Charise Baker hosts a high-intensity interval training session each week, which is a great way to get in shape and have some fun.

HIIT training with Charise Baker provides full body workout

Nathan Kwapisz March 31, 2023

HIIT (high-intensity interval training) is a workout based around forty-second, high intensity segments followed by twenty seconds of well-earned rest. The workout consists of full body movements for core...

Power 50: The full body workout in under an hour

Power 50: The full body workout in under an hour

Nathan Kwapisz March 24, 2023

Power 50 is a group fitness class provided by Northern Michigan University. The 50 minute fitness class is led by instructor Lynne Mestnik and is a weightlifting class focused on getting a full-body workout...

GET ACTIVE - Two intramural volleyball players face off at the net. NMUs Club Volleyball is open to all students and encourages a friendly and active environment where you can meet new friends.

The friendly game of intramural volleyball

Nathan Kwapisz and Abbey Lamb March 23, 2023

Volleyball is one of the many intramural sports that Northern Michigan University offers, providing a great community of individuals who are looking for a relaxed environment to enjoy the sport. In addition...

GET ACTIVE - NMU intramural basketball is a place where you can grow as a person and a team as you connect with others on campus for a great experience.

Excitement builds around intramural basketball as season kicks off

Nathan Kwapisz March 1, 2023

Intramural basketball is in its second week of the regular season. Teams are excited to grow together as the season progresses and players are excited to create new memories and relive some old ones with...

SHAKE IT OFF—Mark Shevy, professor and Zumba instructor, leads a Zumba class with a positive attitude. Shevy will lead the Stress-Buster Zumbathon event tomorrow from 7-8:30 p.m. at the PEIF.

Stress-Buster Zumbathon held Friday for students to shake off stress

Dallas Wiertella, Staff Writer April 21, 2022
Students looking to shake off their stress before finals can head to the PEIF on Friday, April 22.
CATS PULL THE UPSET—This beautiful view overlooks Harlow Lake in Marquette. This is one of many places in the outdoors that the community can visit to take advantage of what the U.P. has to offer. Photo courtesy of Jack Green

Local trails and outdoor adventures provide student fun

Dallas Wiertella, Staff Writer February 24, 2022

Northern Michigan University is one of few campuses where outdoor adventures are just a couple of blocks away, and even in winter, there are many opportunities to get out and enjoy nature. With options...

COMING BACK CHAMPS—The NMU Mens Swim and Dive team won the CSCAA Open Water Nationals in Lawrence, Kansas this past weekend. Pictured is the winning team Grant Combs, Jasper Pullinen, Ondrej Zach and Thibault Auger. due to a lack of lifeguards

Wildcat swim and dive finds success despite adversity

Dallas Wiertella, Staff Writer September 30, 2021

The NMU Swim and Dive team have returned from the Open Water Nationals in Lawrence, Kansas taking home a first place victory in the CSCAA men's competition.  The winning men’s team consisted of four...

Photo courtesy of NMU Rec Sports
OPEN SWIM—Beginning on Sept. 29, NMU Rec Sports will close the open swim offered on Mondays and Wednesdays due to a lack of lifeguards.

Open swim closes due to lack of lifeguards

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor September 29, 2021
The PEIF's open swim will close beginning Sept. 29 due to a lack of lifeguards.
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