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Fitness Resources

Online, around campus, and in the Boston area, there are many fitness resources to keep you active and healthy!

Campus Resources   Local Companies
Campus Recreation   Heartbreak Hill Running Co.
Office of Health Promotion   CrossFit (multiple locations around the area)
BC Dining Nutrition    
University Health Services    



Sparkpeople.com – free with account login, motivational stories, food and exercise tracking, fitness and nutrition tips

 

Fitbit.com – with a Fitbit device create an account for food and exercise tracking, join groups, participate in challenges

 

MyFitnessPal.com – free with account login, food and exercise tracking, motivational and supportive community boards

 

ExRx.net – amazing exercise content from experts without the fluff

Check back for more fitness tips!

 

Bench Press

Muscles Targeted: This exercise targets the muscles of your chest, triceps, and shoulders.

Execution: Lie supine on bench. Dismount barbell from rack over upper chest using wide oblique overhand grip. Lower weight to mid-chest. Press bar upward until arms are extended. Repeat.

 

Push Up

Muscles Targeted: This exercise targets the muscles of your chest, triceps, and shoulders.

Execution: Lie prone on floor with hands slightly wider than shoulder width. Raise body up off floor by extending arms with body straight. Keeping body straight, lower body to floor by bending arms until elbows reach a 90-degree angle. Push body up until arms are extended. Repeat.

 

Squat

Muscles Targeted: This exercise targets the muscles of your glutes and quadriceps.

Execution: Squat down by bending knees forward while allowing hips to bend back behind, keeping back straight and knees pointed same direction as feet. Descend until thighs are just past parallel to floor. Squat up by extending knees and hips until legs are straight. Return and repeat.


Deadlift

Muscles Targeted: This exercise targets the muscles of your glutes and hamstrings.

Execution: With feet flat beneath bar squat down and grasp bar with shoulder width or slightly wider over hand or mixed grip. Lift bar by extending hips and knees to full extension. Pull shoulders back at top of lift if rounded. Return by bending knees forward slightly while allowing hips to bend back behind, keeping back straight and knees pointed same direction as feet.

Check back for workouts, and workout card templates!

One of the many perks of living in the Boston area is the number of great routes you’ll find for walking/jogging/running!

Chestnut Hill Campus Jogging Routes

Most of these routes begin at the Plex and continue around the Chestnut Hill Campus and the surrounding areas. Click here for Brighton Campus and Newton Campus routes.

 

If you would like general fitness program updates, sign up for our Fitness Listserv! The listserv does not email out group fitness class substitutions or cancellations. If you would like to get updates on group fitness schedule changes, substitutions and cancellations, as well as new programs, and other fitness news, follow us on Twitter (@BCRecFitness).

 

Questions
Email: fitness.center@bc.edu