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            This winter, beat the winter blues and take off those holiday pounds at North Central Michigan College’s Student and Community Resource Center.  The Center has become one of the community’s most popular resources with more than 30,000 uses of the center’s courts and track each year. The track is a safe (and free) place to run or walk year-round. It is most popular in the winter and is a great alternative any time it is cold, dark or snowing outside.

            In addition, a wide variety of fitness courses are held in the center each semester. These one-credit courses include T’ai Chi Chu’an, personal wellness, beginning yoga, pilates and self-defense.  These classes meet twice a week for one hour and only cost $113 per contact hour (plus applicable fees) for a semester for Emmet county residents.  There are also two physical conditioning courses (PE 116 and PE 216) offering unlimited access to the fitness center.  These courses include an individual fitness evaluation and a prescribed program using various pieces of training equipment and activities, again for only $113 per contact hour (plus fees) per semester for Emmet county residents. To apply, visit and click on Apply Now! You may apply for this class at any time during the semester.

            The gym is used daily by students and the community for pickleball, tennis, basketball and other activities. No matter what shape, size, age or condition you’re in, North Central has plenty to offer you this winter. The gym will be open with limited hours during the holidays. Go to to check for times.

North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey, with additional locations offering classes and services in Cheboygan and Gaylord. North Central’s mission is to provide educational, economic and cultural opportunities for student learning, personal growth and community improvement.  North Central is an Achieving the Dream Leader College and a Military-Friendly® and Veteran Friendly School.

For more information:

Kathy Bardins

Communications and Events Specialist