Exercise is good for the body and the mind. Northern students, faculty and staff can get their exercise at the Dacotah Hall Wellness Center.
The center was established in 2006 and is funded entirely by student activity fees. The more than 3,500-square-foot facility includes a gymnasium, fitness center and aerobic room.
The fitness center features a variety of strength training equipment and state-of-the-art cardio machines. These include treadmills, elliptical machines, bikes, a stair stepper, universal machines, benches, free weights, an isometrics curl/bicep machine, a chest fly machine, a chest multi press, a bicep/triceps machine, a rotary torso, a leg extension/curl and a versa bar.
Staffed Hours of Operation: The Wellness Center is staffed during the following hours when classes are in session (this does not include summer hours of operation).
10 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday
4 p.m.-10 p.m. Sunday
* the center is not staffed on Saturdays
Staff are available to conduct safety orientation sessions during regularly staffed hours. Students, faculty and staff must complete the 10-to 15-minute orientation before their ID card will be activated, allowing access to the facility.
The Wellness Center is equipped with a fitness center, aerobics room, and gymnasium.