New Hampton School is thrilled to announce that the newest enhancement to campus, a multi-use Wellness Center, has been approved and construction will officially begin in May. The Wellness Center was born out of our 2018 Strategic Plan, in which the school identified five pillars to guide us into our 3rd century, and the project is funded as part of the school’s Bicentennial Campaign; 2021 is the school’s Bicentennial Year.
A Focused Space for Wellness
Plans for renovations to the third bay of our Field House will provide new life to the building and become the home for the Wellness Center. This focused space will serve to meet the needs of our school’s many community members. The new facility boasts a two-level training center with space for dance, yoga, advanced strength and conditioning work, cardio, and strength training.
Development of the center has been guided by the Strategic Planning Committee, our Director of Athletics, Strength and Conditioning Coach, Head of School, and other individuals invested in the ongoing wellness of our community members.
Features of the Wellness Center
The current multi-use space is located in the outdated dance studio in Lane Hall, home to the school’s English department. In the new facility, we will bring all of our Wellness initiatives into the same space. This will benefit a variety of programs including yoga, mindfulness practices, and dance. The facility will also feature two advanced strength and conditioning zones with essential top-of-the-line equipment, and open turf surface to facilitate the use of specialized equipment and circuits.
In addition to the many individual programs that will benefit from this space, our Strength and Conditioning program led by Trainer and Coach Tony Mure will be able to utilize this space to its full vision. Mure frequently works with student-athletes to provide individual sport-specific training programs, as well as leading practices for teams and groups seeking to improve their performance. Here he will have ample space to work with individuals and teams, performing customized routines.
With construction scheduled to begin this spring, we are excited to share that the new facility will open at the start of the 2020-2021 academic year.