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New Fitness Map Shows Where to Exercise

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A new interactive map by Healthy UNH is all about getting fit. Click on one of the color coded pins to learn where to go to exercise, rent adaptive equipment, find a trainer, join a team, try rock climbing or yoga.

Here’s what you do: select “map” on the home page. Fitness is the second on the list. Clicking on it brings up the menu choices: all, group fitness, equipment, fitness education, inside, outside. Each category presents further options. For example, group fitness reveals seven sites on campus where you can participate in group exercise. Hover over the pins to see what they offer—yoga; intramural sports; fitness classes at the gyms. A second click gives you the particulars —i.e., the Wildcat Den in the MUB is where yoga classes are held. The ‘learn more’ button provides just that--more information.

Once you’re in a category you can also use the green arrow at the top of the page to take you to the other options in that group.

Fitness education includes such offerings as the cardiac rehabilitation program, run out of the kinesiology department; community testing services, a fee-for-service assessment of general fitness; and the employee fitness program, which includes fitness testing, personal training and exercise prescriptions.

Select “outside” to find out where basketball and volleyball courts are located on campus. You’ll find the tennis courts, pool and the grassy recreational-use Boulder Field, too. Again, clicking on each pin gives you more info. Choose Boulder Field to learn who can use which fields (it lists all the fields), if there is a fee and when they can be used.

If you want to know where you can rent basketballs, soccer balls, or footballs, softball, volleyball or floor hockey equipment, or even a tug-of-war rope, check out the equipment link on the map. You’ll find just about anything you can think of is available.

“The online fitness map was designed to provide the campus community a way to locate and explore the multitude of fitness opportunities available. For people who know what they want to do, but are not sure where; and those who may be interested in trying a new activity, the map provides a guide to locating the assets that the campus offers,” says Josephine Porter, deputy director of the N.H. Institute on Health Policy and Practice. “We are very excited to make the resource available.”

Here’s the link: http://www.unh.edu/unhedutop/fitness-map/ .