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June 24, 2020

Update on our temporary closure.

We are as eager for the Murdock Fitness & Aquatics Center to reopen as our students, faculty, staff, and members are. In the reopening process, we are guided by both the State of Maine Checklist, by the UM System’s directives, and guidance from the UMaine President, which means we currently expect to open some time after August 1. We are also working with campus leadership to develop our Safe Return to Campus plan. As soon as we know a more specific opening date, we’ll share it with our members on our website and social media. Meanwhile, our staff are working every day on the planning and preparation process so that we may open as soon as possible.

Please note that the Murdock Fitness & Aquatics Center, when open, will be different for some time to come. We will have reduced hours, social distancing guidelines, and new procedures in place to ensure everyone’s safety and well being. Some areas will not be open in the beginning stages, some services will not be available, and some activities may be limited. These details will be shared when we are able to post our official reopening announcement.

Michael Belanger

Director of Athletics & Fitness

University of Maine at Machias

Exercise your body, mind, and spirit!

Welcome to the UMM Fitness Center where we invite you to exercise your body, mind, and spirit. Our facilities and programs are unique to the region and are designed to meet the needs of a wide variety of participants, including UMM students, faculty and staff, and the local community. Housed in the Reynolds Athletics Center, our facility includes strength and cardiovascular training areas, a 25-yard pool with lap and leisure swim opportunities, a gymnasium, multipurpose rooms, and locker rooms. Our programs and services are designed to help you reach your health and fitness goals. We offer group fitness classes, group and one-on-one personal training, group and private swim lessons, and a variety of other options.

Please take some time and explore what the Fitness Center has to offer you. If you have any questions, contact us at 207-255-1408. Become a member today and start your journey toward a healthier life.

Sincerely,

The Fitness Center Staff
Murdock Fitness and Aquatics Center