As a precaution for the health and safety of our community amidst COVID-19, the Fitness Center on both the Augusta and Bangor campuses will be closed as of today, March 17, 2020, until further notice. We will be monitoring this very fluid situation and will re-evaluate as additional information becomes available. We will update the UMA community when we are able to resume operation.
The University of Maine at Augusta’s Fitness Center facility provides for an excellent, close to home, health and wellness opportunity for students, staff and community. The inside facility is a cozy gymnasium with cardiovascular equipment featuring 3 treadmills 3 elliptical machines, an upright exercise bike, recumbent bike, and a rowing machine. We also have a racquetball court that doubles as a wallyball court. We have a wide range of strength training equipment and dumbbells.
Our outside facilities boast 2 outside basketball courts, 2 tennis courts, and a well-groomed nature trail with different difficulty zones. These are great for walking and running in the warmer months and snowshoeing in the winter months. For a map of the trail, please check out our Augusta Hiking Trail Map.
Hours of Operation
Hours are subject to change during school breaks & holidays
A Fitness Center membership is available to UMA students, faculty and staff at no charge. For other types of memberships, see below:
Spouse (year): $25.00
Family (year): $60.00
Spouse (year): $25.00
Family (year): $60.00
Individual (year): $50.00
Couple (year): $100.00
Family (year): $150.00
Single (year): $100.00
Couple (year): $150.00
Family (year): $225.00
Single (Month): $12.00
Directions to the Fitness Center
The UMA Fitness Center is located on the first floor of the Augusta Civic Center. Access can be gained from both the rear parking lot and handicap entrance located on the right side of the building.
The UMA Bangor Fitness Center Facility provides health and wellness opportunities for the campus community. The facility has a full size gymnasium with basketball and vollyball capabilities. The fitness room has both strength training and cardiovascular equipment. Locker rooms and restroom facilities are also available on site. Fitness programs such as pick up games, intramurals, and group exercise classes are offered throughout the school year. Fitness Center membership is available to UMA Bangor students, faculty and staff at no charge. Other types of memberships are also available for purchase. Stop by and the fitness center staff will assist with registration and any additional information.
Hours of Operation
Spring Semester Hours (March 16 – May 10, 2020 )
We will be closed April 20, 2020 in honor of Patriot’s Day.
Monday: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 8:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM – 8:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Fitness Center Front Desk
Lori J. Googins, Ph.D.
Coordinator of Student Life: Wellness & Cultural Enrichment
UMA Bangor Fitness Center
67 Taft Street
Bangor, ME 04401-4376
A Fitness Center membership is available to UMA Bangor students, faculty and staff at no charge. For other types of memberships, see below:
Spouse/Domestic Partner: $25.00/semester
UMA & UMS Employees/Retirees:
Employee – Free
Couple – Free if both are covered by UMS Health Insurance Plan otherwise the rate is the Alumni Couple Rate for Full Facility or Gymnasium only
Family – Free if all family members are covered by UMS Health Insurance Plan otherwise the rate is the Alumni Family Rate for Full Facility or Gymnasium only
Individual: $15 per Month; $50 per Semester; $115 per year
Couple: $20 per Month, $70 per Semester; $155 per year
Family: $30 per Month, $100 per Semester; $225 per year
Individual: $10 per Month, $35 per Semester; $75 per year
Couple: $15 per Month, $50 per Semester; $115 per year
Family: $20 per Month, $70 per Semester; $155 per year
Day Pass: $5.00
Individual: $25 per Month, $85 per Semester; $190 per year
Couple: $40 per Month, $135 per Semester; $300 per year
Family: $60 per Month, $205 per Semester; $460 per year
Individual: $15 per Month, $50 per Semester; $115 per year
Couple: $25 per Month, $85 per Semester; $190 per year
Family: $40 per Month, $135 per Semester; $300 per year
Day Pass: $5.00
Meets Monday, Wednesday, & Friday
12:00 – 1:30 PM
Open to all members.
Drop-In Circuit Training Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Gymnasium
On Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM, a 12 exercise circuit will be set up in the gymnasium for members to use on their own schedule. The circuit features upper and lower body exercises, core conditioning, and cardio training. Come in with your friends or on your own and check it out. The circuit is designed so that the user has options to choose from at each station and performs the chosen exercise for a certain length of time (such as 30 seconds) and then moves on to the next exercise. It’s a fun way to be active, strengthen the muscles, build endurance, and improve balance without doing the same exercise over and over again. For more information contact Lori Googins, Ph.D., Coordinator Student Life: Wellness and Cultural Enrichment at 207-262-7912 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yoga for Every Mind/Body with Sarah Hentges in Eastport Hall, Room 124
Tuesdays 4:15 – 5:30 PM and Sundays 12:00 – 1:15 PM. Free & open to the public.
Sarah is a certified yoga instructor and has been teaching yoga for more than 14 years. She is an Associate Professor of American studies at the University of Maine at Augusta and a yoga and fitness instructor in Bangor, Maine. She writes regularly about yoga and fitness and teaches a variety of classes and workshops. Sarah provides an organic and unique experience that asks us to listen to our bodies and to find connections between the body and mind, movement and breath, balance and flexibility, and staying strong and letting go. Increased strength and flexibility, improved balance and posture, a sense of well-being, stress reduction, and increased body awareness are some of the benefits.”
This slow flow “Yoga for Every Mind/Body” builds strength, flexibility, and balance while promoting body awareness and stress relief. Options and variations make this yoga accessible to a variety of fitness levels. Beginners welcome and everyone is encouraged to do what feels best to them in the moment. For more information, check out www.cultureandmovement.com or find her Facebook group: “Yoga for Every Mind/Body with Sarah Hentges.” Questions? Contact Sarah at: email@example.com
First Friday Free Fitness Dance with Sarah Hentges in Eastport Hall, Room 124
First Friday of the month, 6:00 – 7:15 PM. Free and open to the community.
March 6: Girls on Fire
April 3: Letting Go
May 1: The Ultimate Road Trip
June 5: Black Freedom Movement
Lose Yourself. Find Yourself. Move and Be Moved.
This fun and accessible fitness dance class provides the structure and freedom of simple dance moves set to dynamic music. The empowering movements provide a stress-busting cardiovascular workout that moves the body and the mind. A combination of a variety of dance, yoga, and fitness Styles, this class will make you smile and make you sweat!
Yoga for Every Mind/Body Workshops
Women Warriors: Yoga for Self-Care and Social Justice
Sunday March 8, 2020, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
A free community event with a suggested donation to Sea Change Yoga.
The Warrior is one of the most recognized poses and symbols in the world of yoga. The Warrior is also often associated with strength and resilience and shapes many trauma-sensitive yoga practices. In celebration of International Women’s Day, this work-shop will explore the dimensions of the physical Warrior pose as well as the symbol. We will celebrate women warriors through myth and story and explore techniques for self-care as well as ideas that spark movement toward social justice.
Yoga Outside the Box
Sunday April 12, 2020, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Free and open to the community.
A powerful and empowering workshop that offers a dynamic and novel mixture of yoga sequences and simple dance choreography, as well as deep tissue facial release techniques, that move yoga outside the confines of our mat toward the discovery of a new comfort zone.