Happy Holidays from Gentile Hall!!

The Holidays are approaching fast, and Gentile Hall has the perfect gift ideas for your family and friends.  You can purchase a Gentile Hall gift certificate or a fitness class punch card!

Perfect stocking stuffers for your loved ones!  Also don’t forget about our bookstore in the Campus Center.  It has some wonderful gift ideas for family and friends.  Another perfect stocking stuffer is a Starbucks gift card.  Starbucks is located in the Campus Center as well.

All fitness classes will be free for everyone Dec. 16-20 during finals week.  This is a good time to bring friends and let them try a new fitness class!!  Students, stop by and bring a group of friends to a fitness class and destress during finals week!!

Students who are interested in participating in intramurals, please check with Jonathon Bowman for details at jonathon.bowman@maine.edu.

Students, faculty and staff, don’t forget about all the rentals we have in Gentile Hall.  Once we get a lot of snow, it’s the perfect time to get out and enjoy winter activities.  We have snowshoes and cross country skis, boots and poles.  For any questions concerning our rentals, you can stop by our front desk or email Dick Gardner at richard.gardner@maine.edu  for more information.

If you enjoy downhill skiing, we have Big Rock Mountain in Mars Hill and Quoggy Jo out toward Fort Fairfield.  For those who love cross country skiing and snowshoeing, check out the Nordic Heritage Center and Aroostook State Park.  They both have wonderful trails to enjoy.  If skiing is not your thing, then check out the Forum in Presque Isle for ice skating.  Make sure you bring your student ID card for a discounted rate.  They have skate rentals available if you do not have skates.

Make sure everyone checks out our website at umpi.edu/gentile-hall for any changes in our facility hours during the holidays.

Gingerbread Cookie Protein Shake:

½ scoop vanilla protein powder

½ scoop chocolate protein powder

½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

½ cup nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt

½ tsp cinnamon

½ tsp ginger

¼ tsp cloves

1 tbsp molasses

Place all ingredients in a blender and then serve.

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Show your support of breast cancer awareness this month.  Don’t forget to

wear Pink during the month of October.

Students, always remember that my fitness classes are FREE!  Fit Camp is Monday,

Wednesday and Friday from 5-5:45 p.m.  Tuesdays I have Total Body Circuit Training from

12-12:45 p.m.  Fusion Training is on Mondays and Thursdays from 12-12:45 p.m. in the

Campus Center, room 112.

Intramurals are a great way to stay active and meet new people.  Basketball will be going

on for the fall semester on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6-10 p.m.  Soccer will start

during the month of November.  If any students are interested in playing intramurals, you can

contact Jonathon Bowman for more details at jonathon.bowman@maine.edu.

This is the best time of year to enjoy hiking with all of the wonderful colors.  Get outside

and enjoy hiking Haystack Mountain in Mapleton, Aroostook State Park in Presque Isle with

some excellent trails and Big Rock Mountain in Mars Hill.  Come see us for tents, sleeping

bags and backpacks for an overnight hiking trip.  We also have canoes and kayaks to rent!

Fall is the best time for fresh apples and pumpkins!  Check out our local school farm

on State Street in Presque Isle.  They have a variety of delicious apples to choose from, fresh

apple cider, wonderful vegetables, sweet homemade jams and pumpkins.

Diet and exercise are so important to keep our bodies healthy and strong.  Here is a

healthy applesauce recipe that you and your kids will love!

 

Fresh School Farm Apples of your choice:

5-6 cups of Apples cut, peeled and sliced into a pot.

½ cup to 1 cup of water

Bring apples to a boil and cook until apples are soft and mushy.

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

Optional if you like cinnamon.

1 teaspoon of sugar

Optional if you like it sweeter (most apples are sweet enough that you won’t need the sugar).

Let it cool and refrigerate.  So good!

You can make a double or triple batch and store in containers and freeze them.

 

 

 

Gentile Hall’s Wellness Programs!

Welcome back to campus everyone.  I hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing summer vacation.  We are very excited for the 2019-2020 school year to get started!  We have so much to offer here at Gentile Hall, so come stop by and take advantage of this beautiful facility.

We have an elevated indoor track, basketball courts, a 25 yard swimming pool, a 37-foot rock climbing wall and bouldering wall and a wonderful fitness center equipped with strength machines, free weights and cardio equipment.  If you need help with anything, I will be more than happy to show you how to use the equipment.

I will be hosting a variety of events during my Wellness Week from Sept. 23-26. All events and fitness classes will be free to all.  Sept. 23 I will kick the week off with coffee, treats and orientations to all the fitness equipment from 8:30-10:30 a.m.  Then I will have Fusion training from 12-12:45 p.m. in Gentile Hall.  The last event that day will be Fit Camp from 5-5:45 p.m.

Sept. 24, Nancy Roble from Cary Medical Center will be doing blood pressure screenings from 9-10:30 a.m. in Gentile Hall.  So if employees need some insurance incentives, this would be a good event to come to.  Then I will have Circuit Training from 12-12:45 p.m.

Sept. 25, I will have coffee, treats, healthy recipes and protein supplements from Bike Board and Ski.  Stop by and check out all they have to offer.  Then the last event that day will be Fit Camp from 5-5:45 p.m.

Sept. 26, I will finish off my Wellness Week with Fusion training from 12-12:45 p.m. in Gentile Hall.

I offer a variety of fitness classes to accommodate different levels of fitness that are free to all students.  Fit Camp is on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 5-5:45 p.m. This is a high-intensity boot-camp-style class.  Total Body Circuit Training is on Tuesdays from 12-12:45 p.m.  In this class I focus on core training and strength training for the lower body and upper body.  Fusion training is a combination of yoga, pilates and barre.  This class is from 12-12:45 p.m. in the Campus Center room 112 on Mondays and Thursdays.

We have a variety of intramural sports that will keep everyone busy.  Last year Jonathon Bowman did futsol, pickle ball, water polo and much more.  Check our website for details at umpi.edu/gentile-hall or email Jonathon Bowman at jonathon.bowman@maine.edu.

Faculty, staff, students and community members, do not forget that Gentile Hall has canoe and tent rentals through the Outing Club.  If students are interested in being a part of the Outing Club, stop by our front desk for more information.

Students, make sure you get your student I.D. validated at the business office.  For all other questions, concerns and hours of operation, you can contact Keli Marston at 768-1202 or email at keli.marston@maine.edu.  Or check out our website at umpi.edu/gentile-hall.

Just a little food for thought: let’s not forget about our wonderful Farmer’s Market in the area.  This is the best time of year to get fresh, home-grown vegetables in the county!  They also have a variety of soaps, lotions, crafts, baked goods, eggs and much more to choose from.

The Farmers Market is on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Riverside Pavilion.  The great news is that it’s within walking distance for our students, faculty and staff.

 

Spring Cleaning at Gentile Hall!

Spring is such a great time of the year for mud and water!!  We sure have a lot of it with all the snow melting.  Here at Gentile we have decided to stop cleaning the facility until mud season is over.  So we welcome all to come on in and wear their muddy, wet shoes in the facility for the next month.  We feel that this will be great for all the cardio equipment and people walking barefoot in the locker rooms.  The more sand and dirt you bring into the pool area will make it feel like we are at the beach, which will really help with the winter blues. Continue reading “Spring Cleaning at Gentile Hall!”

Spring Fever at Gentile!!

We are getting ready for spring here at Gentile Hall with the Sportsman show on March 22-24.  Come stop by and see canoes, kayaks, bikes, ATVs, fishing supplies, hunting supplies, a real fish pond and much more!

Warmer weather is right around the corner, so if you are going somewhere sunny over spring break, now is the time to start getting into shape with my fitness classes.  Students, all my fitness classes are free!!  Fit Camp is on MWF from 5-5:45 p.m., Circuit Training is on Tuesdays from 12-12:45 p.m. and Fusion Training is on Mondays and Thursdays from 12-12:45 p.m.  For more information about my fitness classes or personal training, you can email me at keli.marston@maine.edu Continue reading “Spring Fever at Gentile!!”

Heart Healthy Month

Don’t forget to wear Red in February for Heart Disease Awareness Month.  Exercise and dietary changes can help lower cholesterol and blood pressure.  Eating foods that are high in Omega 3 fatty acids is proven to help lower cholesterol levels.  Some of those foods would be salmon and other fish, almonds, walnuts, flaxseeds and chia seeds, just to name a few.  Some other heart healthy foods would be green leafy vegetables, berries, whole grains, avocados, dark chocolate and olive oils.  So for Valentine’s Day this year you could have bought your loved one some strawberries dipped in dark chocolate! Continue reading “Heart Healthy Month”

Happy Holidays from Gentile Hall!!

The holidays are approaching fast and Gentile Hall has the perfect gift ideas for your family and friends.  You can purchase a Gentile Hall gift certificate or a fitness class punch card! Perfect stocking stuffers for your loved ones!  Also, don’t forget about our bookstore in the Campus Center.  It has some wonderful gift ideas for family and friends.  Another perfect stocking stuffer is a Starbucks gift card.  Starbucks is located in the Campus Center, as well.  Continue reading “Happy Holidays from Gentile Hall!!”

Embrace the Weather Change

As the weather changes in November and becomes cold and rainy, many people get depressed.  Gentile Hall has a lot to offer people when it’s time to come indoors for physical activity. We have a wonderful running track and treadmills for those who love to run.  Our rock wall is very popular for those who like to hike.  For all those who need to destress don’t forget about my Fusion training class on Mondays and Thursdays from 12-12:45 p.m. in the Campus Center.  Students, always remember that all my fitness classes are free!  Check our website at umpi.edu/gentile-hall for all days and times of my fitness classes and rock wall hours. Continue reading “Embrace the Weather Change”

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Gentile Hall. Students, always remember that my fitness classes are FREE!  Fit Camp is Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 5-5:45 p.m.  Tuesdays I have Total Body Circuit Training, 12-12:45 p.m.  Fusion Training is on Mondays and Thursdays, 12-12:45 p.m. in the Campus Center, room 112. Continue reading “October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!”

Fitness and Wellness Coordinator Fall Into Fitness!!

     Welcome back faculty, staff, students and community members!  I hope you all had a wonderful summer.  We have many exciting events happening this semester at Gentile Hall. Everyone should take advantage of this beautiful facility and all that it has to offer as a way to destress after a long day.  Continue reading “Fitness and Wellness Coordinator Fall Into Fitness!!”