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March 2, 2023

Finlandia University will not enroll students for the 2023-2024 academic year

On Thursday, March 2, Finlandia University’s Board of Trustees announced that Finlandia will not enroll students for the 2023-2024 academic year. The decision follows months of continuous efforts to find pathways for the University to continue its mission.

“I am deeply saddened to announce that due to a combination of demographic changes, with fewer high school graduates available, a steep decrease in interest in going to college among those graduates, and an unbearable debt load, Finlandia’s Board of Trustees met and [...]

February 7, 2020

Healthy Hearts Event with Mont Ripley Discount Days are back February 22-23

The Finlandia University Wellness Committee is excited to announce the annual Healthy Hearts Event with Mont Ripley Discount Days for students and employees of the university will be on February 22-23.

Tickets for the day will be $15 for skiing/snowboarding and $15 ski/snowboard rentals. Tubing tickets will cost $10. Lessons can be purchased for $10.

Any person looking to rent should have the rental agreement filled out before arriving to hasten the process. Those taking lessons need to [...]

September 22, 2017

Finlandia Community Wellness Class schedule finalized for fall

Zumba, women’s strength training, KidFit and running group on slate

Finlandia Community Wellness is proud to announce the fall slate of community wellness classes, which includes Zumba, a strength training group for women, KidFit and a running group.

Zumba with Olivia When: Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Where: Jutila Center Community Room (Room 323) Cost: $5 for general public and $3 for Finlandia students Women’s Strength Training When: Saturday from 10:15-11 a.m. Dates: September 23 – October 28 Where: Paavo Nurmi Strength and Conditioning Center Cost: $50 for [...]

June 19, 2017

Zumba in full swing this summer on campus

A photo of the Zumba crew after a session at the Chapel of Saint Matthew. Zumba is offered Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at the chapel. 

Finlandia Community Wellness is offering a fun-filled Zumba this summer through July 27.

Zumba with Olivia is a fun-filled high energy class that incorporates dance moves into an aerobic routine. Olivia will lead you step by step through some of the hottest dance music and moves. A great way to sneak in a workout while [...]

April 10, 2017

Expert ultra-endurance athlete coming to Keweenaw

Finlandia University Community Wellness, Michigan Tech Wellness and the Outdoor Adventure Program at Michigan Tech have teamed up to bring ultra-endurance athlete Heather Anderson to town for a Trail Tune-Up event on Saturday, April 15. Anderson is a Michigan native that has held the record for FKT (fastest known time) on the Appalachian and Pacific Crest Trails.

The day will begin with an afternoon trail run led by FinnU Cross Country coach Bridget Durocher and the Cross Country team. The runners will [...]

March 17, 2017

Bridget Durocher runs through Finlandia fitness

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.

Durocher 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. [...]

February 16, 2017

Finlandia Community Wellness Open House at Paavo Nurmi Center set for Feb. 20

Tour facility, meet staff and enjoy NCAA Division III basketball for free on Monday, February 20

Finlandia Community Wellness welcomes the public to an open house at the Paavo Nurmi Center on Monday, February 20 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. This is an opportunity for the community to explore the facility, learn about the programs offered and interact with the staff.

RSVP to the event on Facebook

On-site fitness professionals will include Bridget Durocher, Joan Kero, Beth Ryynanen and [...]

February 15, 2017

Tips to be more heart healthy for Heart Month

This is part of a monthly series produced by the Wellness Committee here at FinnU. View an archive of Wellness Committee articles. This month’s article was produced by Katie Curtis

February is a month to celebrate your heart, and not just for Valentine’s Day. The American Heart Association named February “Heart Month.” Below are some links with ideas on how to better care for your heart.

American Hearth Month Centers for Disease Control HealthFinder

Finlandia employees Michael [...]

Paavo Nurmi Fitness Center

Finlandia Community Wellness

Finlandia University is proud to provide the space and resources needed for the fitness of residents of Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula with a state-of-the-art fitness center and array of community fitness classes! Below you will find information on Finlandia Community Wellness memberships, fitness courses, course instructors and of course the latest news and events coming from Finlandia Community Wellness.

Fitness Center Hours 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. [...]

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