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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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  1. General

    GENERAL:

      What are the building hours?
    Academic year, September through May, facility hours:
    Monday – Thursday                  6:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
    Friday                                       6:00 a.m. - 10 p.m.
    Saturday                                   9 a.m. - 8p.m.
    Sunday                                     11am – 10pm

    Summer and winter break facility hours vary and can be found on the website prior to and during breaks. 

    The Beckerman Center is closed New Years Eve, New Years Day, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4, Thanksgiving,Christmas Eve, and Christmas.  Any additional closures due to events or routine maintenance will be posted on the website and/or magazine.  Please note: Access to the facility is not permitted prior to scheduled opening time.  All activity ends at building closing time; members have 15 minutes to exit the facility.

    When is the facility busiest?
    Peak times vary, but typically the building is busiest 4 p.m. – 9 p.m during the week.

    What if I forgot my ID?  May I still enter the facility?  
    Sorry, no.  A UNH ID or a membership key tag is required for entry. 

    Are spectators allowed?
    Spectators are allowed into the facility to watch scheduled activities such as RecSports or club sports contests.  Non-members must get prior approval from the program director. 

    Is parking available?
    There is no special or specific parking associated with your membership.

    Is babysitting available?
    No.

  2. Membership

    MEMBERSHIP:

    What’s included in the David A. Beckerman Recreation Center?

    The Beckerman Center is a comprehensive Student Recreation Complex consisting of:

    * 6,000 square feet of fitness space featuring:
    * State of the art cardio equipment; most with personal viewing screens
    * An exclusive line of nautilus free weight and selectorized machines
    * A Juice Bar
    * 2 full size activity courts for Basketball/Volleyball/ Badminton
    * A MAC (Multi-Activity Court)
    * 2 Racquetball courts
    * 2 group fitness performance studios
    * Locker rooms and spaces to lounge. 

    Who can join? 
    All undergraduate and graduate students are allowed access to the Beckerman Center at no additional cost during the academic year.  There is an additional fee to use the Beckerman Center during the summer.  Rates for  Faculty/Staff and Alumni are listed on the website. 

    May I bring a guest?
    Students are allowed one free guest a semester.  All other membership may bring a guest by purchasing a single entry guest pass at time of visit; there is a limit of three guests per member per day.  Guests must enter and exit with their sponsor, provide a picture ID and sign a release of liability form.  The guest pass is good for one entry to the facility; guests may not exit the facility and re-enter at a later time.

    Who may purchase a self-sponsored pass?
    Faculty/Staff may sponsor themselves at a rate of $5 for a single entry.  UNH students may self sponsor themselves in the summer for $7.  

    What are the policies on membership for family members?  
    Household memberships are available and can be found in our membership information on the website.  

     

    May a membership be “frozen” or put on hold for a length of time?
    Memberships may only be frozen for medical reasons. Memberships are not put on hold for vacations, work leaves of absences, or summer months.

    How do I cancel my membership
    Please refer to cancellation policy
  3. Programs

    PROGRAMS AND FITNESS SERVICES

    Do you offer personal training?  Can I bring my own personal trainer?
    Personal Training is available!   Please refer to the website or the fitness brochure for the most updated information.  All personal trainers must be hired through Campus Recreation.  

    May non-members participate in Lifetime Health and Skills programs?
    Depending on the program, yes!

    Do you have group fitness classes?  What other classes are available?
    Yes, and all of our basic classes are free! Classes are scheduled daily and include a wide range of methods. Please refer to the current schedule for class times and descriptions. 

    Lifetime Health & Skill classes are also available throughout the semester so check the website and the brochure for more information.

    Do you have to be a member to take classes?
    No, you may self sponsor yourself for a fee and have the full benefits as a member for that one visit, this includes our basic Group X classes. 

    Who may participate in the Rec Sports program?
    REC Sports registration is FREE to all members.

    Can I reserve the Beckerman Center?
    ChargerREC programs and allowing for adequate drop in/leisure recreation times always take priority in reserving facility spaces within the Beckerman Recreation Center.  An online application process through EMS is required to reserve sections of the facility.

    Are there open studio times?
    Yes, Room 204 is open whenever there are no previously scheduled classes, programs or reservations booked.  

    What can I do in the open studio?
    The studios may be used as a space to stretch,  perform fitball exercises or dance.  We do not allow any wrestling, contact martial arts or tap/step dancing.  Standard group fitness studio rules apply. 

  4. Equipment Rentals

    EQUIPMENT RENTALS AND PRO SHOP:

    What equipment is available for check out?  
    A variety of equipment is available for free daily check out with ID card. The list of items available for check out and for sale change often so please be sure to stop by the equipment issue desk or call x2966 for an updated list.

    What types of lockers are available?
    Full size lockers are available to rent for $10/month.  Additionally, there are full size lockers for day use. You can bring your own lock or purchase one from our pro-shop. Wallet lockers are now available in the upstairs fitness center at no cost.

    What about towels?
    Towels are available for checkout at equipment issue.

    How do I reserve a racquetball court?
    Reservations may be made in person or over the phone one day in advance.  Reservations are for one hour. After a ten-minute grace period, the reservation is lost and anyone may use the court.