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X-Country Ski Passes on sale now!

It's never too early to plan for this winter. Soon the snow will be falling, so buy your XC Ski Passes and save some money. Download an application here and send it in soon.

For more information about all the things Outdoor Programs Office does, click here.  

SIGN UP - Women's Self-Defense Begins 11/18

There's still time to sign up for this upcoming women's self-defense course! The first session will be held at Thayer on November 18th from 4:00 -- 8:00 PM. There will be three more 3-hour sessions held weekly thereafter; commitment to all sessions is a must. Schedule and details can be viewed here.  Cost for Dartmouth employees is $20.  Send your questions and/or register by emailing

Interested in Weight Watchers at Work?

A new 17-week series began in October.  Meets Thursdays at 12 PM.  Email Barbara Belloir ( if you're interested in joining.

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Run the "diagnostics" and tune up the "engine"

Find local gyms or explore outdoor activities. Use some of the health tools to assess yourself or find devices to help make your fitness endeavors a success!

Move it Inside!

Fitness OptionsStay Indoors

Membership at the Alumni Gym/Zimmerman Fitness Center 

Members can jog on the track, swim in the two pools, play hoops in the intramural basketball courts, raise a racquet in the squash courts, cross rapiers in the fencing lanes, build biceps in the rowing room, jog around the track, or work up a sweat in the recreational fitness center.

Payback! If you are a benefits-eligible employee or retiree enrolled in any Cigna health insurance programs and purchase a membership in a gym or fitness center, you can be reimbursed up to $200! Find out more!.

- FLIP out! Sign up for one of the health and fitness classes available from the Fitness and Lifestyle Improvement Program, part of Dartmouth's Athletic Department.

- Bike to work? Take advantage of the Gym's FREE shower pass program.

- Check out this indoor walking route at the Hopkins Center for the Arts


Off-campus Gyms:

Element 6 Fitness (Lebanon, NH)

River Valley Club (Lebanon, NH)

Carter Community Building Association (CCBA) (Lebanon, NH)

Anytime Fitness (West Lebanon, NH)

Upper Valley Aquatic Center (White River Junction, VT)

Vermont Technical College SHAPE facility (Randolph Center, VT)

Wayne's World (Lebanon, NH)

KDR Fitness (Lebanon, NH)

Mighty Yoga (Hanover, NH)

Know other great places? Send in your suggestion!


Exercise Programs for Home and Office

If you prefer to exercise at home or need some added movement during the work day, try these simple and quick routines to help you stay on track with your physical activity goals!

Engage Your Muscles to Improve Your Health - developed by Health Coach Dave Peckinpaugh

Fitness Plan - developed by Dartmouth Health Connect's Health Coach Tyler Hanna

Video for Fitness Plan


Workplace Ergonomics

It's important to not only have proper form when at your workstation, but to also take micro-breaks to help break up your day. The Office of Environmental Health and Safety offers office ergonomic resources, including training and assessments.

Click here to learn more about scheduling an assessment, as well as office stretches and proper work station ergonomic tips. 

Move it Outside!

Stay close to home while you move your muscles. Explore:

Embrace the snowy season:

The Dartmouth Skiway

Whether you are a skiing novice or plan to train for the Olympics, you can find the right terrain in the Skiway's 100 acres and two mountains.

The Dartmouth Cross Country Ski Center

With over 25 kilometers of groomed cross country ski trails on Oak Hill and Garipay Field, as well as, ice skating on Occom Pond, the Cross Country Ski Center offers programs for the whole family.

Winter Wild Races

Enter discount code: Dartwild to enter one of the eight uphill/downhill events at public ski areas across New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont, from January through March, at a reduced rate. The races are meant to be fun and family-friendly, but challenging enough for the competitive.

Ledyard Canoe Club

Make it Easy: Tools and Technologies


10,000 steps daily is the minimum most experts—including those at the Mayo Clinic—recommend for optimum health. Track how many steps you take with an inexpensive, easy-to-use pedometer. 

 updated fitbit

Fitbit offers a variety of devices that help you track your activity, food and water intake, BMI, sleep quality and more. The trackers can also automatically sync to your computer and phone.


Blend fantasy and reality with Striiv, a handheld console that gives you awards for physical activity. The awards can be traded in for credits in Striiv's fantasy games. You can even raise funds for your favorite charity with a virtual "walkathon."

 Fitness Related Apps


Let your smart phone help you create a smart lifestyle. Check out these fitness apps for smart phones.

UP wristband

The UP wristband tracks your movement and sleep. The app displays your data, lets you add things like meals and mood, and delivers insights that keep you moving forward.

 omron pedometer

 Omron Pedometers can help you stay on track with your fitness goals by keeping track of your steps.


Put one foot in front of the other! Map the route for your next walk or run. Start tracking your activity today!

Last Updated: 10/8/15