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Jayme Nekuda, Associate Director Human Resources, Benefits & Work-Life Programs
Student Life Center

The Center for Healthy Living (CFHL) provides a variety of leisure activities in addition to fitness and wellness services for the UNMC students, faculty, staff, volunteers, alumni and their families. The CFHL includes two activity courts (for basketball, volleyball, badminton, pickleball futsal, a hitting wall, and an indoor walking/running track), dedicated space for table tennis, three fitness studios, men’s and women’s locker rooms and over 90 stations in the Heiser strength, conditioning and a large cardio area. Fitness studios offer Fitness on Demand, spinning classes, TRX suspension strap classes, and yoga classes just to name a few. The Heiser area contains cardio exercise alternatives such as treadmills, elliptical trainers, step machines, rowing machine, versa-climber, expresso bicycles, stationary and recumbent bicycles.  Strength exercise options include weight machines as well as free weights.

Center for Healthy Living memberships include use of all facilities and the following services:

  • Fitness classes
  • Fitness assessments
  • Personalized exercise program designs
  • Equipment orientation
  • Daily-use lockers
  • Towels

Additional Options:

  • Intramural leagues have various activities, which include basketball, volleyball, pickleball, dodgeball, broomball, curling, disc golf, bocce ball, golf, futsal, ultimate Frisbee, table tennis, badminton, and softball. These are available for an additional fee (you do not need to be a member of the CFHL to participate in leagues).
  • Student-sponsored memberships (for spouses or friends) are available for an additional fee. 

Summer Hours
(June 1 – August)    

Monday – Thursday    5:00 a.m.  -  9:00 p.m.    
Fridays    5:00 a.m.  -  7:00 p.m.   
Saturdays    8:00 a.m.  -  5:00 p.m.   
Sundays    8:00 a.m.  -  5:00 p.m.    

Fall / Winter / Spring Hours
(August - 1st day of classes – May 31)
Monday – Thursday    5:00 a.m.  -  10:00 p.m.
Fridays    5:00 a.m.  -  8:00 p.m.
Saturdays    8:00 a.m.  -  7:00 p.m.
Sundays    8:00 a.m.  -  7:00 p.m.

We are closed (or close early) on some major holidays or due to severe weather. Please check our website, or call 402-559-5254 for these occasional closings and general information.

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Associate Director, Human Resources, Benefits & Work-Life Programs                        
Jayme Nekuda - 402-559-8962                                                                                                                                                                         

Memberships & Intramural Sports 
Rick Pruch - 402-559-8422

Fitness Services
Peter Pellerito - 402-559-5253

Intramural Sports
Alec Carstens - 402-559-5093