About the Health and Recreation Center (Building M)

Canon Gym

For information on the Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) outpatient care center in Building M, visit: https://www.nch.org/locations/nch-outpatient-care-center-at-harper-college/

About the Health and Recreation Center

The Foglia Foundation Health and Recreation Center (Building M) is the hub for campus recreation, fitness and wellness. Key features include a 10,000 square foot fitness center, a six lane pool, numerous fitness programs, campus recreation, Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) outpatient care center, and Palatine Park District programming. The Health and recreation center is also home to our Harper Wellness, Harper Hawks Athletics, Kinesiology and Health Education.

Facility Features

  • 135,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility
  • Modern locker rooms
  • Free daily locker and equipment rentals
  • Complimentary towel service
  • Pro shop
  • Vending machines
  • Facility rentals
  • Harper Hawks Athletics headquarters

Fitness Center

  • 10,000 square foot fitness center
  • 36+ cardio machines with personal viewing screens
  • Rowing machines
  • Life Fitness Synrgy360 multipurpose training hub
  • 18+ Matrix Ultra Series strength training equipment
  • Seven Hammer Strength Olympic weight lifting platforms
  • Free weights
  • Fitness assessment room
  • Fitness center attendants
  • Complimentary sweat towels

Field House

  • Four-court field house
  • Open recreation: basketball, pickle ball, volleyball and badminton
  • Suspended jogging track (1/8 mile)
  • Intramural sports leagues
  • Equipment rentals
  • Court rentals
  • Court monitors

Aquatics Center

  • Six-lane pool (shallow end 4') with deep end (13’ max)
  • Designated open lap swim times
  • Family swim availability
  • ADA access with two pool lifts
  • Palatine Park District programming
  • Water temp - 80-81 degrees

Fitness Programs

Intramural Programs

E-Gaming Room

  • Four 70” TVs
  • Three gaming PCs
  • Two PlayStation 4 consoles
  • Two Nintendo Switch consoles
  • Board game tables
  • Card game tables
  • Ping-pong table
  • Lounge seating

Facility Closures

Labor Day: Closed
Thanksgiving Day: Closed
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year’s Day: Closed
Easter Sunday: Closed
Memorial Day: Closed
Independence Day: Closed

Adjusted Facility Hours

Friday after Thanksgiving: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Saturday after Thanksgiving: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sunday after Thanksgiving: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Christmas Eve: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

New Year's Eve: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Contact Us

Map of Building M, Health and Recreation Center

Campus Recreation
Building M

1200 West Algonquin Road
Palatine, IL 60067

Monday thru Thursday: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday: 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Last Updated: 9/30/22