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Due to the need for extensive maintenance on the Pool, the aquatic center will CLOSE June 29-September 29, 2013.  This pool maintenance project has been in the works for approximately 3 years.  It's a detailed project which involves the replacement of the marsite on the bottom and sides of the swimming pool.  Campus Recreation's own aquatic expert, Mike Rossi, explained that "marsite is a wear product that keeps the pool from losing water.  If you do not remarsite, the pool will start to leak, and water will go in to the ground."  Mike stated that, "the recommended guideline for pool remarsite is 10-12 years, and we are almost at 15." For those members who choose to only use the pool, we will suspend your membership and then add the total number of closed days to the membership once the pool re-opens. However, once a membership is suspended, patrons must purchase a guest pass to use the facility. If a member wishes to continue to use their membership during the pool closure, there will not be any additions/extensions, or other adjustments to the membership.  To arrange a suspension of your membership contact Marie VanBuskirk at  For more information on the pool project contact Michael Rossi at  


In March, Oakland University was recognized as a Gold Level Recipient of the American Heart Association's Fit-Friendly Worksites Recognition program.  

 The Fit-Friendly Worksites program is a catalyst for positive change. Worksites throughout the nation can be part of the initiative by making the health and wellness of their employees a priority. Oakland University was recognized as a Gold Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association's My Heart. My Life. initiative for:

 ·         Offering employees physical activity support.

·         Increasing healthy eating options at the worksite.

·         Promoting a wellness culture.

·         Implementing at least nine criteria as outlined by the American Heart Association in the areas of physical activity, nutrition and culture. 

 We are honored and excited to be recognized by the American Heart Association's My Heart. My Life. initiative as a Gold Level Fit-Friendly Worksite. Employee health and wellness are top priorities at OU and we encourage everyone to embrace the healthy campus culture we strive for every day.


May is upon us, and swimsuit season is just around the corner. Maybe you meant to start getting in shape sooner (like back in January) but it didn't happen. So now you're wondering how to get results — and fast. The good news is that you can slim down and shape up in as little as four to eight weeks. The question is – how much? "It depends where you're at now," says Becky Lewis, Assistant Director of Programs at Oakland University Campus Recreation. If you're hoping to lose 50 pounds in eight weeks, it's not going to happen. Eight or 10 pounds is more like it. Have realistic expectations.

Don't know where to start, here are some ideas:
1. Eat five times per day. This doesn't mean five full meals in one day. Experts recommend that you space out your recommended calories with three normal meals and two snacks. This will speed up your metabolism and prevent your body from going into starvation mode, which causes the body to store fat.

2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water every day. Cutting out soft drinks and juices saves money and cut a large amount of unnecessary sugar from your diet.

3. Come over to the Rec Center and Interval train to save time and burn more fat. According to the American College of Sports Medicine more calories are burned in short, high intensity exercises. Studies have shown that interval training can help "increase your metabolism, burn calories from fat and carbohydrates, and keep burning calories long after you finish exercising." For instance, if you like to run for your cardio workout try alternating jogging and sprinting in two-minute increments.

4. Exercise as soon as you wake up. Morning is the optimal time to burn fat instead of carbohydrates because your body has been fasting throughout the night. If you exercise in the morning, you not only burn fat during your workout but at an accelerated rate for hours after.  Don't forget that the Rec opens at 5:30 AM on week days!

5. Eat Breakfast! A common misconception is to skip breakfast to cut daily calories. But actually, studies show that those who eat breakfast actually weigh less than those who skip.


Attention OU Employees! Join us Wednesday, May 15th at the 3rd Annual Poker Walk for National Employee Health and Fitness Day!  The Poker Walk is a one-mile fun walk on campus for any OU employee.  Pick up poker chips along your walk, and you will be dealt a hand of cards when you complete the walk.  The 3 best poker hands will win prizes valued at $100 each!  Additional prizes will also be available to win at the walk.  Click here for full details!

Walk anytime between 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.   Lunch items will be available for purchase this year!  Pricing and menu information on website.  You must pre-order your meal at the time of registration.  contact Stephanie at with any questions you may have.  Registration is available online April 22nd through May 13th at 12noon. 


Oakland University Website
(248) 370-4732
Spring Facility Hours
Group Exercise Schedule starts 5/6/13 - click here
Go here to find detailed weekly schedule for the pool and facility


5/6/13-5/12/13 and

Members and guests can try any of our Group Exercise or Mind/Body classes FREE of charge.  Starting 5/13 and 7/8 fitness passes are required.  Guests must buy a guest pass and a FitPass (after TRY US OUT DAYS) to attend classes.

Join us for a Poker Walk between 11:30am-1pm. 
Event is FREE to OU Employees.  Form a team from your office and get moving!  Register as an individual or team by 5/13/13.
Click Here for more information.

CPR/AED Professional Rescuer

5/4/13, 8/24/13
Adult Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED
6/18/13. 6/22/13, 6/27/13, 7/9/13, 8/13/13
Click Here for more details.

Due to the need for extensive maintenance on the Pool, the aquatic center will CLOSE June 29-September 29, 2013.

FACILITY HOURS:                             
MON-TH 5:30 AM — 9 PM                 
FRI 5:30 AM — 8 PM                  
SA 9:00 AM — 5 PM                  
SU 11:00 AM —7PM  
MON-TH 5:30 AM - 8:30 PM
FRI 5:30 AM - 7:30 PM
SA 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
SU 11:00 AM - 6:30 PM

4/26/13 at 3pm
4/27/13 - All Day
5/27/13 - All Day
7/4/13 - All Day
8/27/13-8/31/13 - Facility closed for maintenance, but open for membership sales and renewals.

   Department of Campus Recreation
2200 North Squirrel Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4484
(248) 370-4REC