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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

To our valued members and RecWell friends:

As you know, we are experiencing an unprecedented situation in our lives, our community, and the world. We are with you in supporting efforts for physical distancing and flattening the curve, so all Recreation and Wellness facilities are closed until it is safe to be active together again.  

We remain dedicated to inspiring your optimal health and well-being and are continuing to deliver some virtual programs and services.  Check our Virtual Programs page for our upcoming programs. All in-person RecWell programs are cancelled for the remainder of the semester.

If you are a current personal training or nutrition coaching client, we will be in touch with you to setup telephone or online supports. If you'd like to start, please reach out (RecWell@niu.edu) and we’ll work to get you supported.

We are also gathering additional resources to help you stay active and well, so stay tuned to our website and our social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) for more information.

It is critically important that we are all Informed, Proactive and Well, so check out our Wellness page for more ways to do that.

Take care of yourself and those around you. We look forward to seeing you back as soon as we get through this together. Stay healthy RecWell family!


Are there any Recreation facilities open?

Not at this time. We are with you in supporting efforts for physical distancing and flattening the curve, so all Recreation and Wellness facilities are closed until further notice.

When will the Recreation facilities re-open?

Like you, we will continue to monitor the situation. Once it is safe for us to be active together again, we’ll re-open to support your healthy, active lifestyle.

What’s happening with my membership?

Once we know the length of the closure, we’ll be extending all members’ terms by that same time. This will be done automatically, so you won’t need to do anything. If there’s a reason that an extension won’t work for you, please email recwell@niu.edu and we’ll work with you to ensure you’re taken care of as one of our valued members.

What's happening with my Fit Pass?

Please continue to join us for virtual fitness classes and maintain your active lifestyle. See our upcoming classes. For those who purchased a Spring 2020 Fit Pass, we’re inviting you to take advantage of 75% off your fall Fit Pass*. If there’s a reason that won’t work for you, please email recwell@niu.edu before May 15 and we’ll work with you to refund ½ of your Spring 2020 pass. If we don’t hear from you, we’ll just make sure you get your 75% off for fall. 
* applies to regular fall price, not early bird or annual pricing

What’s happening with my Personal Training?

If you are a current personal training client, your personal trainer will be in touch with you to setup telephone or online supports. Your sessions will not expire. If there’s a reason that continuing won’t work for you, please email recwell@niu.edu and we’ll work with you to ensure you’re taken care of as one of our valued members.

What's happening with my Nutrition Coaching?

If you are a current nutrition coaching client, your coach will be in touch with you to setup telephone or online supports. If there’s a reason that continuing won’t work for you, please email recwell@niu.edu and we’ll work with you to ensure you’re taken care of as one of our valued members.

What’s happening with the program(s) I registered for?

We remain dedicated to inspiring your optimal health and well-being and are continuing to deliver some virtual programs and services. See our upcoming programs. All in-person RecWell programs are cancelled for the remainder of the semester. If you registered for one of those programs and have not already received a refund, please email recwell@niu.edu and we’ll work with you to ensure you’re taken care of as one of our valued members.

What’s happening with my sport club activities?

Similar to all other sports and events, they are currently canceled to support physical distancing. Stay connected to your club Executive Board for further updates.

How do I stay active and well during this time?

We are gathering additional resources to help you stay active and well, so stay tuned to our Virtual Programs page and our social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) for more information.

What if I still have questions?

Please email us at RecWell@niu.edu or reach out on our social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). We are working behind the scenes, physically distanced, but still connected to our RecWell family!