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The 107,964-square-foot Student Wellness Center at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, was designed to integrate the seven dimensions of wellness: physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, social, environmental and occupational.

The $17.96 million facility includes recreational components such as a three-court gymnasium; multi-activity court; 10,000-square-foot fitness floor with more than 100 weight machines; 5,000-square-foot cardio deck with more than 100 pieces of equipment; suspended three-lane track with views of indoor activities, as well as the natural terrain through large windows; and large exercise rooms. The Spin Studio has 20 participant bikes in stadium seating for spinning classes, a drop-down screen, and an audiovisual system with black lights, a haze machine, disco ball and surround-sound music.

Other areas include a quiet lounge, student lounge, lobby, juice bar, computer/library resource room, retail store, first-aid station, offices and locker rooms.

The architect is Hastings & Chivetta (St. Louis). ICON Architectural Group (Grand Forks, N.D.) is the associate architect.

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