PEIF is the recreation and fitness center of the NMU and offers many different facilities open to all students throughout each semester. Home to a weight room, two basketball courts, six racquetball courts, a golf simulator, and many more opportunities to entertain and exercise students, the PEIF is the gold standard for staying active during the semester. PEIF also hosts many services such as swimming lessons and American Red Cross certification courses. All services and facilities are open to students with a student pass.
“Students can purchase their membership on-site and the recreation fee of $ 85 will be billed to their student account. said Campus Recreation deputy director of sports Trisha Bush. “Within the PEIF, the recreation center is open so that students can come in and train as well as shoot baskets, use the racquetball courts, the gym or the climbing wall.”
Students also have the option of visiting a partner site known as The Wildcat Fit Zone, located between the Magers / Meyland and Hunt / Van Antwerp residences. Although not open in the summer, the Fit Zone provides easy access to physical activity for residents during their busy class schedules during the fall and winter semesters. The Fit Zone is also available with the purchase of a student pass.
“The approximately 10,500 square feet of facility space is 15 pieces of cardio (treadmills, bikes, stair climbers and ellipticals), hand weights ranging from five pounds to 50, plyometric equipment, crossover cable as well as a fitness studio (which is available to rent as well as group fitness classes.) ”Bush Said.
The PEIF is still accessible this summer, but due to renovations to the swimming pool, all water activities will be suspended until the work is completed in early August. Along with construction, some functions of the PEIF will also be closed.
“The PEIF pool is undergoing renovations and is expected to be closed until August 1.” Bush said. “Due to pool repairs, the steam is also shut off, meaning only cold showers at that time.”
Rental services are available for many outdoor activities with equipment ranging from camping gear to fat tire bikes.
“Equipment rental is accessible to everyone. Students can access free rental of the following equipment: fat bikes, hammocks, disc golf, backpacks and sleeping bags, ”said Bush. “Tents, kayaks and paddle boards can be rented at a reduced rate. Rental information can be found at https://nmu.edu/recsports/equipment-rental “
Although restrictions have been relaxed on campus with the new vaccination policies, it is still too early to say what to expect this fall in terms of the activities and services provided.
“When it comes to programs, we can’t predict what guidelines will be in place for group activities. Bush said. “We’ll have to wait and see how the summer goes and we will make plans for the fall by August, when we have more information on the specific university and state requirements.”
More information on NMU recreation services can be found online.