Fitness and Wellness

Welcome to fitness and wellness at NSU!
Northern aims to offer students and employees the best fitness equipment and workout options possible. All students and employees are welcome! With two centers, a pool and tennis courts right on campus, group exercise classes throughout the school year, and an extensive variety of cardio and weight equipment, Northern provides opportunities for safe, effective, efficient, and enjoyable exercise.
Avera Health and Wellness Center

The 10,000 square foot Avera Health and Wellness Center located on the second floor of the Barnett Center offers students, faculty, and staff a full service workout environment. The facility features 18 full power lifting racks with rubber platforms, 13 strength machines, 12 treadmills, nine elliptical machines, five stationary bikes, three recumbent bicycles, and two sets of dumbbells that range from 5 to 150 pounds. All racks are fitted with Olympic lifting platforms. Other amenities include two individual restrooms, a drinking fountain, elevator access near the main entrance, and a large open space for stretching, warm-ups, and other activities. Storage lockers are also available to fitness center users.

Hours

Monday-Thursday: 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Friday: 6 a.m.-6 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Sunday: Noon-6 p.m.

Students and employees are asked to check in at the main desk with their NSU ID card or ID number before participating. 

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Dacotah Hall Fitness Center

At the Dacotah Hall Fitness Center, a variety of fitness and recreational options are available to students and staff. Dacotah Hall houses a gaming center, dance studio, fitness room, and basketball court. Also offered throughout the year are various fitness classes, including yoga, Zumba, Taekwondo, and CrossFit.  E-sport options are available on the main level of Dacotah Hall, with several gaming stations available to all.

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Hours

Monday-Thursday: 1-10 p.m.

Friday: 1-7 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Other Facilities

Located on the main level of the Barnett Center, Northern's 25-yard pool features both men's and women's locker rooms, as well as a pool office for the on-duty lifeguard. The pool is open to everyone during open swim hours.

On the east edge of Northern's athletic and recreation fields are six fenced tennis courts available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The courts are not lighted, but do have public restrooms and water fountains.

Open Swim Hours

Monday: 8-9 a.m., Noon-1 p.m., 8:45-9:30 p.m.

Tuesday: 7:30-9 a.m., 12:30-1:30 p.m., 8:45-9:30 p.m.

Wednesday: 8-9 a.m., Noon-1 p.m., 8:45-9:30 p.m.

Thursday: 7:30-9 a.m., 12:30-1:30 p.m., 8:45-9:30 p.m.

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