Students in field

Bridget Durocher runs through Finlandia fitness

March 17, 2017

Finlandia Fridays gets fit this week with Bridget Durocher, Finlandia’s cross country coach, senior women administrator in athletics, and strength and conditioning center coordinator.

1C7A4968Durocher joined Finlandia University nearly one year ago and has never looked back. “It’s phenomenal, it is a place of opportunity where if you put forth the effort, you are going to be given ample opportunities,” said Durocher. Starting off as Finlandia’s head cross country coach, she immediately found success and started to build her team. Her team was engaged on campus and excelled in athletics as well, building based off of leadership from students including Kaylor Holmstrom and Abigail Tembreull.

Durocher has brought about positive change to the newly renovated Paavo Nurmi Fitness Center as well. The Paavo Nurmi Fitness Center, a hidden gem in the Upper Peninsula, is a state of the art training facility designed for the elite athlete here at Finlandia but is also open to the public. Durocher welcomes newcomers to take a guided tour through the facilities including a private cardio studio. “Don’t let the athletes training intimate you, feed off of their energy,” said Durocher. Finlandia University offers numerous memberships and is offering community fitness classes.

Details on Paavo Nurmi Center / Community Wellness

Hours of Operation

Day of WeekAcademic Year
Sunday10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Monday6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Tuesday6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Wednesday6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Thursday6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Hybrid Membership Options:

VIP – 1 SPT (Semi-Private Training) session per week, unlimited LGT (Large Group Training) & gym access.
Month-Month: $91 bi-weekly
12 Consecutive Months: $78 bi-weekly
VIP Plus – 2 SPT (Semi-Private Training) sessions per week, unlimited LGT (Large Group Training) & gym access.
Month-Month: $122 bi-weekly
12 Consecutive Months: $109 bi-weekly

General Memberships

Month-Month: $46 per month
Month-Month Plus: $58 per month, consultations, evaluations & on-line training program
12 Consecutive Months: $36 per month
12 Consecutive Months Plus: $48 per month, 6 consultations, 6 evaluations & on-line training program
Dependent: $26 per month
Dependent Plus: $38 per month (same term as primary)
Day Pass: $10

Learn more about the fitness center and community fitness courses at finlandia.edu/wellness.

Give Drugs the boot

Durocher has been coordinating with Calumet High School’s S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions) Chapter, and will be putting on an event at Finlandia University entitled “Give Drugs the Boot.” This event will feature a boot hockey tournament where teams will be comprised of five-to-seven players held outside of Finlandia Hall.

Learn more and register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/give-drugs-the-boot-tickets-32744332179.

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