Month: March 2014

Tech Trails Update

Our trail groomers had a surprise this morning while grooming the Michigan Tech Trails. The city of Houghton has plowed the Nara Loop and part of Ridge Loop down to dirt. They are getting prepared for possible flooding at railroad grade on Peepsok Creek culvert.

We apologize to all our trail users but we were not informed earlier to get this information out. Ridge Loop, Nara Loop and other trails near the Nara Chalet will no longer be groomed or connected to the Upper Tech Trails. Signs have been posted at intersection of trails that are closed.

Get ready to move, crunch, squat and lift with CORE & MORE

Photo: Let the countdown begin! 7 more weeks until we start our SUMMER SCHEDULE. Use these next 7 weeks of Spring programming to get your body in beach, bike, run, swim, and hike condition! #summer #committobefit

Let the SUMMER countdown begin! Use these next few weeks of Spring programming to get your body in beach, bike, run, swim, and hike condition. If your March workouts roared in like a lion, don’t let your fitness routines go out like a lamb…COMMIT TO BE FIT with Michigan Tech Recreation.

Move, crunch, squat and lift with CORE & MORE! Each workout uses exercise balls, weights, strength exercises, and effective step routines to tone and tighten the entire body. CORE & MORE classes are held, Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:15pm with Toni at the SDC.

Did you know? Michigan Tech employees who are TechFit benefit eligible can use some of their $150 (and $100 total for dependents) for this awesome class! Classes are scheduled through the end of April – Join us anytime by committing with an 8-punch class card OR try us out for a single session for only $6.

For awesome deals, event announcements and more, connect with Michigan Tech Recreation on Facebook. Join us anytime and COMMIT TO BE FIT.

Spring Aqua Zumba Workshops

Aqua-Zumba: A latin inspired, easy to follow, calorie burning, muscle toning fitness party — in the water!

Combining the Zumba fitness formula with Aqua fitness, this fun, effective workout is fit for everyone. Women, men, and children are all welcome! Aqua-Zumba provides a great, low-impact workout for those just starting a fitness routine, recovering from injury, with joint sensitivity, or pregnant. The same great music from Zumba, with a slower aquatics pace. Take it easy and enjoy the fun, or challenge yourself with added variations and reps. Make your water workouts fun and exciting with Aqua-Zumba!

In these special, one hour workshops, Cindy will be breaking down the moves before each song to help you adapt to the water, understand the steps, and enjoy your new workout.

RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) Class Begins March 25

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Master self-defense tactics and safety techniques through a comprehensive course designed specifically for women ages twelve and up. It begins with a focus on awareness, prevention, and risk reduction/avoidance, and progresses to the basics of hands-on defense training.

R.A.D. is offered by Michigan Tech’s Department of Public Safety and Police Services through Community Programs, and the course is taught by Public Safety officers. The class combines both classroom instruction and hands on physical training.

Dates: March 25 to April 17
Days/Times: Tuesdays/Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm
Location: SDC Racquetball Court #5
Cost: $30 for Michigan Tech students, $50 for non-students

Women only please. Minimum age of 12.

Registration and payment may be completed online at, by phone at 906-487-2073, or at the SDC Ticket Office.

Don’t Stop, You’re Almost There!

Don’t Stop Now, You’re Almost There!

Get in that last workout (or two) before we take a SPRING BREAK! Whether it be Zumba or another fitness class, we are here for you.

Next week Community Programs will go on Spring Break (many classes will not be offered – check website for complete schedule), and we hope you take time to give yourself a break – in the sun, sauna, pool or around the house, you’ve earned it!

Thanks for counting down to SPRING BREAK with Community Programs and we look forward to counting down to SUMMER with you too!