Campus & Community

Holiday hours for workout facilities…and more

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Harvard Recreation has announced its hours of operation for the Memorial Day weekend for the following facilities: Hemenway Gym, Gordon Track and Field Center, Blodgett Pool, and the Quadrangle Recreational Athletics Center (QRAC).

Hemenway Gym will be open from 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday (May 25) but will stay closed May 26 through May 28. On Tuesday (May 29), summer hours begin at the gym (6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.). Gordon Track will close for the summer at 10:30 p.m. this evening (May 24). Blodgett Pool will keep regular hours over the weekend (7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. during the week; noon to 6 p.m. on the weekends) with summer hours beginning June 4. The QRAC will close at 5 p.m. on Friday (May 25).

Facility memberships to expire June 30

Memberships to Harvard Athletic facilities for 2007-08 will go on sale beginning June 18. Please note the only memberships available for purchase prior to this date will be for the 2006-07 academic year. Consequently, please do not repurchase a membership online until June 18.

Two new programs set to debut this summer

Harvard Recreation is introducing two new programs this summer, including a pedometer step challenge called Pedomination. Teams will compete to accrue the most steps each week, tracked with pedometers, allowing members to be active virtually anywhere.

Secondly, Harvard Recreation will debut an eight-week weight-loss program called the Summer Slim Down. Specially designed to be welcoming to new exercisers, this program is a multifaceted, individualized, safe, and healthy approach to weight loss through exercise. The program will include two specialized classes each week, several sessions with a personal trainer, measurement tracking and goal setting, and continual e-mail support. Members new to working out will be introduced to a wide range of exercise types and become familiar with various pieces of equipment.